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
08/18/22
Lizzo sitting onstage at a WXPN show wearing a red track suit and her hair pulled back

Launched in 1945 as a student-run radio station at the University of Pennsylvania, WXPN has become a nationally recognized leader in public media, renown for discovering and promoting emerging new musical talent. Since becoming a professionally managed public media organization nearly four decades ago, WXPN has built a supportive community of members and business sponsors. Through innovative on air and online programming, a robust event offering, and partnerships with venues and cultural institutions throughout the region, WXPN serves its mission of connecting artists with audiences. Learn more about WXPN and how to participate in its annual gathering of music fans happening this September along the Camden waterfront.

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Member Spotlight

Posted
By
Lauren Gilmore
On
06/22/22

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Cambodian American Girls Empowering (CAGE) started in 2015 with a mission to create safe spaces for identity exploration in Greater Philadelphia. A global pandemic reshaped the way we look at ourselves as individuals, artists, and a performing arts nonprofit. CAGE is excited to share their story with you and a little bit about how important it is to center joy and celebration.

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Meet an Alliancer: Chad Beegle

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On
06/16/22

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 Chad Beegle, our new Senior Program Manager, Creative Youth Development!

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Meet an Alliancer: B.J. Tindal!

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On
04/26/22
B.J. posing on a hill of orange rock. They are wearing a white top, jeans and a huge smile!

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 B.J. Tindal!

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Meet a Cultural Cabinet Funder: The Presser Foundation

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By
Abby Rolland, Grants & Communications Manager, The Presser Foundation
On
04/20/22

The Cultural Cabinet was created to help protect and advance the momentum of our innovative research, advocacy and audience-engagement programs. Our Cultural Cabinet funders provide support to the arts and culture community, beyond individual grantmaking capacity. Learn more about being a Cultural Cabinet Funder Organization on our website.

The Funder: The Presser Foundation, a private, charitable foundation focused on music

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Member Spotlight

Posted
By
Lauren Gilmore
On
04/12/22
The Village's Ile Ife Park with murals and mosaics in the background and a blooming magnolia tree in the foreground

The Village of Arts and Humanities is a cultural treasure in the Fairhill-Hartranft neighborhood of North Philadelphia, which uses art to envision and generate a thriving community where Black residents are leaders, stewards, and ultimate beneficiaries of reinvestment. The organization is a renowned model for ground-level work that blends art with social justice, neighborhood revitalization, and youth development. 

People travel from as far away as Gambia and Taiwan to visit The Village's Ile Ife Park, the crown jewel of its creative campus comprising art parks, murals, and sculptures created over 36 years by the hands and imaginations of artists and neighbors. Read the blog to learn more about its roots, unique approach to work, and what’s next for the organization.

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Apply to the Forman Arts Initiative Art Works Grants

Posted
On
03/25/22

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance would like to share the following grant opportunity with you from the Forman Arts Initiative and the Philadelphia Foundation:

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Special Advertising Opportunity for Cultural Alliance Members

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On
02/15/22

Spring is just around the corner! As we gear up for the warmer weather and the spring arts and  culture season, we have a special opportunity for Cultural Alliance members. This year we have partnered with The Philadelphia Inquirer to increase visibility and equity for small and mid-size arts and culture organizations -- we have a special advertising rate, Spring Philly Arts, for the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Arts and Culture Spring Preview.

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2022 Bloomberg Arts Internship Application Announcement

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On
02/15/22

The Cultural Alliance is now accepting intern and worksite applications for the 2022 Bloomberg Arts Internship. Since 2015, the Bloomberg program has worked with more than 100 arts, culture and heritage organizations across Philadelphia to provide transformative summer internships to Philadelphia high school seniors. In that time, the Cultural Alliance has matched more than 300 talented young people with creatively engaging, meaningful internship opportunities. 

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Introducing the Cultural Alliance’s RestART Initiative!

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On
02/15/22

The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has devastated the Arts & Culture Sector. From March 2020 through March 2021, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance estimates a total revenue loss of $371.7 million for the arts and culture sector in the Philadelphia region. You can read more about the impact the pandemic has had on our sector in the Fall 2021 COVID-19 Impact report.

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