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2020 Annual Meeting

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 2:15 P.M.


Closed Captioned

Watch the full Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting event video below. To view the closed captioning, click the "CC" button in the bottom right-hand corner of the video.

As an Alliance, we take this moment to celebrate how important arts and culture is to our region and our community. In this virtual gathering, we reflect on how our cultural community has adapted to meet the current moment as well as share the many ways in which the Cultural Alliance is working to serve and support you, our valued members, and the sector at-large.

We know that the experiences, changes and uncertainty of 2020 continue to challenge us all. But we are a resilient cultural community and our work, which has the power to heal, innovate, educate and bring people together (even when we cannot be together physically), is needed now more than ever before.

Together, as an Alliance, we will continue to be strong and resilient in all we do.

Thanks to our supporters, the Cultural Alliance is able to provide services to the Greater Philadelphia arts and culture community, as well as content like our Annual Meeting. Please consider supporting our work with a contribution today!


2020 Annual Meeting Performances

Denice Frohman, “Petition”

Poet, performer and educator
New work commissioned for the 2020 Annual Meeting

PHILADANCO! performing an excerpt of "Enemy Behind the Gates" 

Choreographed by Christopher Huggins
Reimagined by the company in their individual homes and spaces
Video editing by company member Brandi Pinnix

2020 Annual Meeting Speakers


  • Jamie J. Brunson - Executive Director, First Person Arts; Secretary, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Board of Directors


  • Catherine M. Cahill - President & CEO, The Mann Center for the Performing Arts; Chair, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Board of Directors 
  • Priscilla M. Luce - Interim President & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance


  • Elizabeth Grimaldi - Executive Director, Fleisher Art Memorial
  • James Claiborne - Public Programming Manger, African American Museum in Philadelphia
  • Kelly Lee - Chief Cultural Officer, City of Philadelphia


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