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. 

Mayor Nutter to Harrisburg: We Don't Want A "Plan C"

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08/06/09

(July 30) PHILADELPHIA -- Today, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter took a tough stance on the General Assembly's inaction to pass two measures that would allow the city to move along with its Five Year Plan and close the $700 million budget gap.

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PA House Approves Philadelphia Sales Tax Expansion

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08/06/09

(August 5) HARRISBURG -- Today the PA House of Representatives approved legislation that would temporarily expand the sales tax in Philadelphia and allow the city to defer some of its pension plan payments in order to balance its FY2010 budget and five-year plan. The measure now moves to the PA Senate.

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Rally in Media to Support PA Communities

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08/06/09

Join Public Citizens for Children and Youth, the Media Arts Council, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, and many other civic organizations in a Rally to Save Pennsylvania Communities.

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Gov. Rendell Blue-Lines Budget, Approves SB 850

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08/05/09

HARRISBURG -- Gov. Rendell signed Senate Bill 850 into law today after vetoing all program funding line items except those pertaining to payroll and essential public protection. The measure creates a state budget of roughly $11 billion, and eliminates all grant funding for arts and culture in Pennsylvania.

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"Please Don't Take My Arts Away": Send a postcard to your PA legislators!

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08/04/09

Pennsylvania's budget wrangling continues and it is important to keep the message in legislators' minds:  Please Don't Take Our Arts Away!  To help you, we have  post card templates for adults and kids to use. Decorate and send a postcard to your legislator – using crayons, paint, markers, colored pencils – anything you can imagine. We want to flood mailboxes in Harrisburg with colorful artistic expressions from Pennsylvanians of all ages. Need inspiration? Check out recently-created postcards on our Flickr page.

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PA Budget Process Moving to Conference Committee

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07/21/09

(Harrisburg, PA) This afternoon the PA House of Representatives voted non-concur by a margin of 49-150 regarding yesterday's Senate action on HB 1416.

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Membership: Speaking With a Collective Voice

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08/14/09

This year, the pressure on cultural groups to make ends meet has never been greater. Organizations are justifiably looking at every budget expense—including spending on dues and memberships—to see where to trim costs. Here’s why being part of the Cultural Alliance’s membership is so important to the region’s cultural sector and to your organization right now.

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"Don't Tune Us Out!": Philadelphia Area Arts Activists Rally in Harrisburg

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07/15/09

On Tuesday July 14th, the Cultural Alliance took a bus full of Philadelphia area arts activists to Harrisburg for one sole purpose: rallying in support of arts funding in the Pennsylvania state budget.

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Why Do You Do What You Do?

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07/15/09

Why do you do what you do? Two Cultural Alliance staff members answered that question with stories from their childhoods. Read about how a chance to dance and a museum journey changed the lives of Julie Hawkins and Michelle White here.


Do you remember the moment that you knew that arts and culture would be your life's path? Share it with us!

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Read about the "Save the Arts" Rally on Twitter!

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07/14/09

Keep up with the latest developments of the "Save the Arts" rally in Harrisburg PA with our real-time Twitter feed!

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