Theatre Facts 2012: Nonprofit theatres contributed nearly $2 billion to the US economy

A new report by the Theatre Communications Group (TCG) shows that the nonprofit theatre industry contributes nearly $2 billion to the US economy and attracts almost 37 million attendees. Theatre Facts 2012, an in-depth report that examines the attendance, performance and overall fiscal state of the nonprofit professional theatre industry, finds that theatre is on an upward trajectory and is rebounding from the belt-tightening of the recession. 

Cultural Activist Arlene Goldbard is Coming to Philadelphia

Join artists and advocates as we welcome well know writer, speaker, and cultural activist, Arlene Goldbard.

Speed Read Philadelphia Benefits Philly Kids!

Speed Read features Philly names from local media, arts, sports and politics, who speed rapidly through Dr. Seuss books in a fun and frequently funny contest, all to raise funds to buy new books for kids in need. This year’s event is Thursday evening, November 7th and it takes place at the Union League in Philadelphia. 

City Council's First Hearing on Land Bank Bill

Join the Philly Land Bank Alliance at City Council on Monday, October 28th at 10am.

TONIGHT: Can artistic creativity save our educational system?

Join White Pines Productions tonight, October 16th, as they host a presentation on how the arts can be utilized to save our educational system.

Apply for a Picasso Project Grant

Philadelphia Public Schools can apply for grants of up to $5,000 for projects created to increase arts education opportunities for students.

Be a Part of Leadership in Action!

GroundSwell needs your help reaching out to our elected officials to let them know that the arts and culture sector is vital to our city.

The Liberty Bell Is Closed

The Federal Government shutdown has closed several prominent tourist sites in the region, including Independence National Historical Park and the Liberty Bell Pavilion. Here's how to know what's closed, along with some suggestions for great stuff that's open.

Five Things You Need to Know about Obamacare

On Tuesday October 15, White Pines Productions will present Jim Brown of The Actor’s Fund who will speak about the launch of the Affordable Care Act options for artists and performers. The Tuesday presentation will afford ample time for audience questions, but to get you started, here are some fun facts about the Obamacare.

2013 Annual Meeting: Leadership in Action

On Monday, September 30, over 550 cultural and civic leaders gathered at the Independence Seaport Museum to celebrate another great year for Philadelphia’s arts and cultural community and to connect with friends and colleagues.