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Rally for Arts & Culture in Bucks County

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By
Suzanne Wray
On
04/14/10

On April 12th, nearly 100 people gathered for a Rally at the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown to raise awareness of the importance of arts and culture in the life of Bucks County. This event was organized by the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County in celebration of National Arts Advocacy Day and featured several speakers, including the Cultural Alliance's Nick Crosson who talked about the economic impact of the arts in this region.

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"What's your plan to support arts and culture?"

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On
04/14/10

May 18, 2010. That date may seem a while out, but for Pennsylvania's Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates, it's down to the wire.

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Festival Will Launch Norristown Arts Hill

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By
Nancy DeLucia
On
04/13/10

After a year of planning, a new cultural district, the Norristown Arts Hill, will be launched on Saturday, April 24th.

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Mayor Nutter Introduces the FY2011 City Budget

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03/04/10

It's beginning to look a lot like spring, and the budget season for Philadelphia is in full swing. On March 4, Mayor Nutter took to the podium in a packed City Council meeting to offer his Fiscal Year 2011 budget address amidst a still tough economy and lower-than-projected tax revenue. The Mayor's biggest objective was made clear at several points throughout the address - maintaining essential services for Philadelphia citizens without taking a slash-and-burn approach at cutting programs or increasing the city's major taxes.

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Governor Rendell Presents the FY 2010-2011 State Budget

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02/09/10

Though it seems that the dust has barely settled from last year's budget impasse, Governor Rendell took to the podium at a joint session of the PA legislature to present his proposal for the FY2010-2011 state budget.

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John McInerney presents the findings of Research into Action to the Canadian Arts Council

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By
John McInerney
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12/15/09

Representatives from arts councils from across Canada met in Vancouver, BC November 25-27, 2009 on the occasion of the Canadian Public Arts Funders (CPAF) Annual General Meeting. During their discussions, the CPAF members were joined by Alan Brown, a leading cultural researcher, and John McInerney, the Vice-President of Marketing and Communications at the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, who presented the findings from the Cultural Alliance's recent publication Research Into Action: Pathways to New Opportunities.

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Send your state legislators a holiday state budget "Thanks!"

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On
12/10/09

As 2009 comes to a close, we've had some time over here at the Cultural Alliance to reflect on this year's hectic fight against drastic cuts - and even taxes - to arts and culture in Pennsylvania. All of our hard work paid off, as legislators kept critical funding in place. And for that, despite the length of the budget impasse, we owe them some pats on the back.

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Happy Holidays from the Cultural Alliance!

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12/10/09

For many, the holiday season is a time for traditions: visiting or hosting family, attending parties and events, cooking and baking, or just enjoying some well-deserved downtime at the end of the year. The Cultural Alliance staff have gathered some of our favorite holiday traditions to share with you you.

However you choose to celebrate, we wish you a healthy and happy holiday season!

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A Tribute to Robin Larsen, Founder & Executive Director of the New Hope Arts Center

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By
Marilyn Bullock
On
12/10/09

ILoveNewHope.Com

December 9, 2009

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Creative Workforce Grants Available in Philadelphia

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11/24/09

Philadelphia's Office Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, in conjunction with the Department of Commerce, announced a new grant program to support job creation in the creative sector.

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