Cultural Alliance Blog

All the latest about the Cultural Alliance, our peers, our members, and our industry.


Posted by John McInerney on 04/13/15
Greg Rowe and Peggy Amsterdam collaborated on many of Philadelphia's most significant cultural initiatives from 2000 to 2009, when Greg led the local Culture program at The Pew Charitable Trusts and Peggy served as the Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Their commitment to the arts shaped their lives and sadly, the community lost them both too soon. To honor their memory, a bench has been placed at The Morris Arboretum.
Posted by Alison Zeidman on 04/13/15
Ever wonder what Cultural Alliance staff members do in their free time? Well, we check out arts & culture events, of course!
Posted on 04/09/15
​We're partnering with Emerging Arts Leaders: Philadelphia to introduce you to some of the exciting arts and cultural professionals working on behalf of our sector. This month's interview is with Anne Baker.
Posted on 04/02/15
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 Joseph Croft, Administrative & Bookkeeping Assistant.
Posted on 03/26/15
Mayor Nutter's proposed FY16 budget cuts funding for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, appropriating only $1.84 million. This represents an almost 40% decrease from the Cultural Fund's FY15 budget, slashing the PCF budget by $1.3 million, back to the level arts & culture advocates successfully restored it from last year. On April 7, Philadelphia Arts Advocacy Day, we need your support in asking City Council to make sure this drastic cut does not make the final budget.
Posted on 03/20/15
On Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the College of Physicians, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance hosted "Plugging In: Marketing in the Digital Age," a professional development event around using social media, web analytics, website strategy, digital advertising, and more.
Posted by Nicole Allen on 03/16/15
Now that President Obama, Governor Wolf and Mayor Nutter have presented their proposed budgets to the legislatures, we know where our cultural line items are starting off in the budget process. With at least another four months of budget negotiations before the legislatures and City Council, many of these recommendations may change. The Cultural Alliance and our partners across the country, state and city will continue to advocate for adequate funding and culture-friendly policies that will allow our cultural communities to continue to thrive.
Posted on 03/13/15
Mark your calendars for the next episode of Philadelphia: The Great Experiment, the Emmy Award-winning television documentary series produced by civic entrepreneur Sam Katz.
Posted by Steve Gudelunas on 03/12/15
Building on the success of the 2014 PNC Arts Alive Holiday Spectacular and the 2015 Valentine's Day promotion, Funsavers will be offering a brand new spring promotion! Phillyfunguide and Funsavers will highlight great deals, special events, ticket giveaways and other activities from April 20th, 2015 through May 10th, 2015 (Mother's Day). Participation in the spring promotion is open to all Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance member organizations, as well as non-members.
Posted by Joseph Croft on 03/11/15
The snow has melted, the birds are chirping, and new organizations are joining the Cultural Alliance! We are so excited to introduce you to our newest members: Norris Square Neighborhood Project and Happy Hour Live, LLC.