Advocacy Win!

Posted by Kristen Gillette on 07/23/15
GroundSwell was nominated for the Philly Geek Award’s Story of the Year for its work advocating to maintain the Philadelphia Cultural Fund budget at $3.14 million.
Posted on 07/20/15
Located in the center of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, The Oval is eight-acres of public space that will open for its six week season on July 15. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy, first created the “Park on the Parkway” aka The Oval, in July 2013.
Posted on 05/26/15
This year, GroundSwell is partnering with the Fairmount Park Conservancy to bring the GroundSwell Happy Hour to the Oval!

On Thursday, July 30 GroundSwell is taking over the Oval for Arts & Culture Night and we are inviting all of our advocates to come down and have a drink with us! The happy hour starts at 6--let us know you're coming here!
Posted on 07/13/15
El Corazón Cultural Center, which will be located at 2600-2624 N. 5th Street will consolidate all of Taller Puertorriqueño’s operations and functions as a community hub and gathering space.
Posted by Kristen Gillette on 07/14/15
Last month, the City of Mural Arts Program kicked off the beginning of its Open Source project, a citywide public art project and one of the biggest initiatives the program has ever taken on.
Posted by Kristen Gillette on 07/09/15
For this competition, SEPTA is inviting both individual artists and creative teams to submit qualifications for a permanent commission, which will be integrated into subway platform walls or embedded into column panels at 15th Street Station.
Posted on 07/06/15
Last week, Bartram High School announced that it will be forced to cut the visual arts program that has kept many of its students engaged and excited about coming to school. This loss is a truly tragic situation for the already notoriously troubled Southwest Philadelphia school, but despite pleas from students and teachers to save the program, the administration says its hands are tied.
Posted on 07/08/15
The City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program and Moore College of Art & Design are teaming to offer to present IN/OUT: TIME, PACING AND PERSPECTIVE IN SOCIALLY-ENGAGED ART on July 31 and August 1 at Moore College at 19th and Race streets.
Posted on 07/07/15
The National Liberty Museum’s annual Young Heroes Award, recognizes young people who have identified areas where liberty is lacking, and have taken action to make positive social change in their schools and communities.
Posted by Kristen Gillette on 07/06/15
The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, founded in 1972, aims to promote cycling advocacy, healthy living and healthy transportation, and partners with community, governmental, public and private sectors in order to help create change in order to help make our streets safer for everyone.