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Opera Philadelphia: New name, expanded reach

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David Patrick Stearns
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01/29/13

Though it's only a matter of two words, Opera Company of Philadelphia's adoption of the simpler moniker "Opera Philadelphia" in its 39th season is full of implications for 2013-14, right down to the cursive of the new logo.

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GroundSwell Launch Recap + Interview with GroundSwell Supporter Aye Nyein Thu

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Alison Zeidman
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01/29/13

Photo courtesy katrinaohstrom.com. L to R: Sorority alpha Kappa Delta Phi members Amy Ma, Joanna Shen, Helen Sohn, Carol Han and Aye Nyein Thu.

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Nonprofit Finance Fund "State of the Sector" Survey Needs You

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John McInerney
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01/15/13

The Nonprofit Finance Fund (www.nonprofitfinancefund.org) is conducting its fifth annual nationwide survey examining the current state of the nonprofit sector, and we hope that you will add your voice.

To take the 2013 survey, please click on this link before February 15th: www.nonprofitfinancefund.org/2013survey.
NFF will analyze the results and provide them to all of us—nonprofits, government, foundations, lending institutions, media, and umbrella organizations—in late March.

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Maybe the Internet Does Matter. Pew releases study on arts organizations and digital technology

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John McInerney
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01/14/13

The Pew Internet & American Life Project has released a comprehensive new analysis of cultural groups use of internet technologies. Culled from surveys of over 1200 NEA grantees, the study documents that the internet, social media and mobile apps are not just helping pull in audiences, but transforming how cultural groups engage audiences and create artistic product. The study, "Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies", documents how digital technology is blurring the boundaries of what is considered art, but found that groups often struggle to provide the labor and resources that new technologies demand. To learn more visit
http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Arts-and-technology.aspx

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Philadelphia's Old City Named Among America's Top ArtPlaces

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Karim Olaechea
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01/14/13

Philadelphia's Old City has been named among America's top ArtPlaces, neighborhoods where "art has been a powerful catalyst for change within communities, invigorating neighborhoods, supporting local businesses, and creating vibrant places where people want to be."

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Happy Holidays from the Cultural Alliance!

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12/18/12

Season’s Greetings! No matter what your holiday season has in store, there’s one tradition that never goes out of style: the holiday TV special. From Techinicolor classics to made-for-TV masterpieces, the Cultural Alliance has made a list (some naughty, mostly nice) of our favorite holiday specials for your amusement. So drop some mini-marshmallows into your hot cocoa and grab a cozy blanket, and check out the shows that made the cut.

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State Releases Museum Funding Study

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11/14/12

On November 14 the Pennsylvania General Assembly's Legislative Budget & Finance Committee released its report on state funding of museums, which had been commissioned in June by a resolution in the Senate (SR-268).

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Are you ready for the next Sandy?

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John McInerney
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11/14/12

Sandy had a devastating impact along the Eastern Seaboard, particularly on our neighbors in New York and New Jersey. While Philadelphia was largely spared the brunt of the story, you don't want to be caught unprepared in the future. There are several resources available for cultural groups looking to prepare for disaster. Perhaps one of the most comprehensive resources, both for those impacted by Sandy and for general preparedness, is the Grantmakers in the Arts disaster resource page, http://www.giarts.org/emergency-readiness-response-recovery.

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William Penn Foundation Unveils New Strategic Vision

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11/14/12

Over 300 representatives of the cultural community packed Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Suzanne Roberts Theatre on Nov. 13 to learn more about “Capitalizing Change,” the William Penn Foundation’s new strategic vision and priorities for the next decade. Hosted by the Cultural Alliance and led by foundation president Jeremy Nowak, the convening revealed how William Penn’s recent strategic-planning process will affect its support of cultural organizations.

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Debut of local awards honoring small, obscure museums

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Stephan Salisbury
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10/18/12

On Friday, the History Affiliates program of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will host its first awards ceremony to honor volunteer-run and small and mid-size heritage groups, those places that excite sometimes-obscure passions and fulfill them for a fortunate few.

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