CultureWire

CultureWire is the Alliance's blog for arts & culture news, resources, opportunities and more. Get the best of CultureWire in your inbox quarterly by opting in to receive newsletters in your philaculture account settings. 

Member Spotlight

Posted
By
Lauren Gilmore
On
01/10/20
Delaware County Symphony group photograph

The Delaware County Symphony (DCS) is the official Symphony-In-Residence at Neumann University in Aston PA (Delaware County) since 1986. Each season it performs four full symphonic concerts and four intimate chamber concerts including three solo piano recitals in the beautiful 300 seat Meagher Theater. Since its inception the DCS has performed over 264 concerts and brought the joy and beauty of the classical tradition to over 79,000 plus patrons in our region. They have now expanded their perspective about new audience members and we have widened it in a furry unique way. 

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Member Spotlight

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By
Lauren Gilmore
On
11/14/19
First Snow at Fonthill Castle

Located in Doylestown, Bucks County, PA, the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle, operated by the Bucks County Historical Society, are two historic castles celebrating the legacy of Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930), American archaeologist, anthropologist, ceramist and scholar. The Mercer Museum’s historic core showcases over 50,000 pre-Industrial tools and is one of the world’s most comprehensive portraits of pre-Industrial American material culture nestled in a six-story reinforced concrete castle. The research library is a center for local and regional history, and the museum’s modern wing offers local and national exhibits and year-round community programs. Fonthill Castle was Mercer’s home and showplace for his renowned handcrafted ceramic tiles, designed at the height of the American Arts and Crafts movement. It has an eclectic mix of Medieval, Gothic, and Byzantine architectural style and is significant as an early example of poured reinforced concrete architecture.

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Meet an Alliancer: Kabria Rogers

Posted
By
Kristen Vinh
On
09/14/18

Ever wondered what it's like to work at the Cultural Alliance? We'll introduce you to members of our staff! This month the spotlight is on Kabria Rogers, our audience services manager!

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Member Spotlight

Posted
By
Lauren Gilmore
On
06/19/19

About CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia

CultureWorks is a management commons for arts, heritage, and creative communities — a platform of space, human capital and services to help artists not only survive, but flourish. With more than 200 members, including 100+ fiscally sponsored projects, they provide equitable access to management resources for both individuals and organizations, the makers and preservers of culture. Read about a few of CultureWorks' fiscally sponsored projects below!

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Funsavers 2019 PNC Holiday Spectacular

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On
09/06/19

The holidays are right around the corner and that means the PNC Arts Alive Holiday Spectacular is back! Last year’s promotion was incredibly successful and we hope that this year will be even bigger and better! Phillyfunguide and Funsavers will be featuring holiday events from November 25, 2019 through January 1, 2020 and will highlight amazing Funsavers deals (not just holiday events) and other holiday activities. Participation in the Holiday Spectacular is open to all Cultural Alliance member organizations, as well as non-members (fees will apply for non-members).

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2019 Bloomberg Arts Internship Kicks Off

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On
06/25/19

The 2019 Bloomberg Arts Internship officially kicked off this year on Monday, June 24! Now in its fifth year, the internship exposes Philadelphia’s young people to the arts through meaningful and sustained engagements with organizations across the city. This summer, 50 Philadelphia high school seniors will spend eight transformative weeks immersed in Philadelphia’s rich arts and culture.

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Network for Good Needs Assessment Survey + Toolkit

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On
06/25/19

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is partnering with Network for Good, a Certified B Corporation, to better understand the fundraising capacities and needs of nonprofit arts and culture organizations in our region. Together with the Philadelphia Cultural Fund and CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, we will be circulating the survey below to collect data about your fundraising successes and challenges.

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Member Spotlight

Posted
By
Lauren Gilmore
On
06/19/19

The Chester Children’s Chorus: Respect & Requiem

The Chester Children’s Chorus uses the joy of choral music to give the children of Chester tools to succeed in our complex world. The children love singing Aretha’s Respect. They love its powerful lyrics and driving rhythms.  And CCC members love singing Mozart’s Requiem. They love the fiery end-times poetry, along with Mozart’s dramatic musical architecture, driving rhythms, and heartbreakingly tragic harmony.  Respect is part of the children’s cultural fabric.  With their CCC experience, Requiem also becomes part of the children’s identity.  Together, Respect and Requiem teach Chester’s children about the power of excellence.

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Chester County Arts Leaders Launch Cultural Coalition

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On
06/18/19

On June 10 nearly 60 cultural leaders and arts supporters gathered for a reception at People's Light in Malvern to celebrate the launch of the Chester County Cultural Coalition. Sponsored by the Chester County Community Foundation, the reception featured remarks from Chester County Commissioners chair Michelle Kichline, who spoke of her life-long interest in the arts and the many positive impacts arts and culture has on county residents.

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Discounts on Phillyfunguide and Funsavers Ad Packages

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By
Christine Dancey
On
05/20/19

Market smarter when you use Phillyfunguide & Funsavers!  Our comprehensive digital marketing suite is an affordable and effective tool that can help you with all of your promotional needs. We want to be a consistent part of your longterm marketing plans, so to get you started we are now offering some special discounts on Phillyfunguide and Funsavers advertising for a limited time*.

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