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The Recession May Be Over, But Its Impact on Cultural Organizations Has Just Begun

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10/16/09

(October 16, 2009) On September 14, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 10,000, prompting some to declare, "The recession is over." While this may be true in the broader economy, greater Philadelphia's cultural sector is just beginning to feel the full impact of the downturn.

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Work Smarter: Getting the most from the Pennsylvania Cultural Data Project

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April Williamson
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10/14/09

If your main reason for entering data into the Pennsylvania Cultural Data Project (PACDP) has been to generate funder reports, you may be missing out on ways to use your organization's data to satisfy other reporting needs. This article will show you how PACDP data can be used to generate organization-specific annual, trend, and comparison reports as well as sector-wide research and advocacy reports.

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British Cultural Leaders Barnstorm Philadelphia

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10/12/09

At the end of September the Cultural Alliance hosted a group of 19 executive directors from cultural organizations in the East Midlands area of England* for a three-day, action-packed visit.

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PA's Budget Impasse Comes to a Close - For Now...

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10/12/09

(October 12, 2009) - After months of painful debate, Governor Ed Rendell signed two bills into law late Friday night - one on taxes, and one on spending - that would finally bring Pennsylvania its long-awaited FY10 state budget of $27.8 billion.

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Arts & Culture in Pennsylvania's FY2010 Budget

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10/09/09

(October 9, 2009) Pennsylvania’s FY2010 budget has some good news and some bad news for the Commonwealth’s cultural community. 

State governments, like all sectors of the economy, have been hit hard by the national recession, and Pennsylvania is no exception.  Declining revenues and a difficult economy forced the state to create a leaner FY2010 budget, down $500 million from FY2009’s total of $28.3 billion.  This has led to cuts in many areas, including arts and culture.  This article outlines the status of arts and cultural funding in the recently-adopted FY2010 budget. 

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Rally to Stop the Arts Tax

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10/01/09

Join arts advocates on Friday October 2nd, from noon to 1pm in DILWORTH PLAZA (1400 JFK Boulevard) for a Rally to Stop the Arts Tax.

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Activists rally against the arts tax in Center City Philadelphia

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09/28/09

(September 25, 2009) - On Friday, hundreds of arts activists held a rally in Center City Philadelphia to protest the state sales tax that will now apply to all arts and cultural admissions and tickets in Pennsylvania.

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Editorial: Another reason to resist the arts tax

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09/24/09

Philadelphia Daily News
September 23, 2009

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Eagles fans say they'd pay more to balance budget

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09/23/09

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 21, 2009

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