CultureWire

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

Member Spotlight

Posted
By
Lauren Gilmore
On
01/17/19

The National Museum of American Jewish History, located on historic Independence Mall in Philadelphia, brings to life the more than 360-year history of Jews in America. Tracing the stories of how Jewish immigrants became Jewish Americans, the Museum invites visitors of all backgrounds to share their own stories and reflect on how their histories and identities shape and are shaped by the American experience. An open door for all, NMAJH honors the past and contributes to a better future by sharing the power of imagination and ideas, culture and community, leadership and service, in ways that turn inspiration into action.

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Meet an Alliancer: Tom Bonner

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On
01/17/19

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 Tom Bonner, our Bloomberg Arts Internship Grant Manager!

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Member Spotlight

Posted
By
Lauren Gilmore
On
12/14/18

The Brandywine River Museum of Art features a distinguished collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art, housed in a renovated nineteenth-century gristmill with a dramatic steel and glass addition that overlooks the bucolic Brandywine River. The Museum’s collection is comprised of over 4,000 works, encompassing a cross-section of American art. Renowned for its holdings of the Wyeth family of artists, the Museum features galleries dedicated to the work of N. C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. The Museum’s outstanding Heritage Collection is a cross section of American art, with a special focus on artistic practice in the Brandywine valley. Nineteenth- and twentieth-century landscape paintings testify to the beauty which drew well-known artists to the area. Important portraits, still life paintings and notable holdings in American illustration add diversity and breadth to this unique collection. A robust program of special exhibitions places the Museum’s collection into the broader contexts of American art.

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2019 Young Professionals Across Philadelphia Networking Event

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On
12/13/18

 

Looking to meet young professionals in Philadelphia committed to philanthropy and volunteerism? We have just the event for you! Hosted by Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Young Professionals Across Philadelphia (YPAP) is designed to connect dynamic professionals who are passionate about getting involved with innovative local causes. 

You can also meet many of the Cultural Alliance's Emerging Leaders Circle and find out more about how to participate!

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Accessibility & Diversity Initiative

Posted
By
Roberta Johnson
On
11/14/18

In July 2018, we set out to reduce barriers to participation, promote organizations of color and foster industry standards of inclusivity and diversity as part of our new Accessibility & Diversity Initiative (A/D Initiative).

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Member Spotlight

Posted
By
Lauren Gilmore
On
11/13/18

Leeway Foundation
Denise Brown, Executive Director
http://leeway.org

The Leeway Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports women, trans and gender nonconforming artists and cultural producers working at the intersection of art and social justice in Greater Philadelphia and offers two public grants annually. They are committed to the sustainability of artists lives and the lives of their communities, and it is for this reason that they partner with arts organizations to offer residency opportunities to existing grantees. Throughout the year, Leeway also presents free skill-building workshops and public events that elevate our grantees and the work we exist to support. Learn more about them and how you can help them celebrate their 25th anniversary on our blog!

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Meet a Cultural Cabinet Member: Vivian Gast

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On
11/02/18

 

Job Title & Organization: Retired owner/principle designer at Vivian Gast Graphic Design (29 years); Retired account manager at Mangos (advertising agency) (5 years)

Degrees/Certifications: Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) – 4-year certificate in Fashion Design; University of Pennsylvania College of General Studies – courses for credit in foreign literature, creative writing, sociology

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Meet an Emerging Leader: Donyale Reavis

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On
11/01/18

 

Job Title & Organization: Adjunct Business Law Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Managing Attorney Advisor, Calyx Management Advisors, a division of Reavis & Associates, PC

Degrees/Certifications: JD/MPA (UPenn ’99), BA (Boston U.), Charted Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP), Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA), CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive)

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Submit Your Funsavers Offers for the 2018 PNC Arts Alive Holiday Spectacular

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By
Frances Ellison
On
10/16/18

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 20, 2018 through January 1, 2019 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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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative Update

Posted
By
Michael Norris
On
10/16/18

Launched at our 2016 Annual Meeting, the Cultural Alliance’s DEI Initiative is working to make the cultural sector--and the Alliance itself--more diverse, equitable and inclusive. At the core of the initiative are the 50+ members of our DEI Affinity Group, who are volunteering their time to shape, inform and guide this work and ensure it reflects the needs of our members.

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