Relive the GroundSwell Fun at PIFA!

We were able to spread the word about the GroundSwell mission to make the Philadelphia region a better place to live, work and play, and we also had a ton of great artists—from amateurs to pros—draw us a picture of what their Philadelphia looks like, then pose for pictures on our Philly-style stoop.  Here are a few of the results. You can find the rest in the GroundSwell at PIFA album on Facebook—and please don't forget to "like" the GroundSwell page!

Spiral Q Combines Art and Activism

In 1996, Spiral Q was formed as a street theater advocacy movement by and for individuals living with HIV/AIDS.  Their unique ability to successfully use art to spark dialogues quickly caught the attention of other communities, and now Spiral Q annually organizes and engages nearly 5,000 individuals in hands-on art making in support of a variety of issues and goals, with the work reaching estimated audiences of nearly 30,000 people throughout Philadelphia and beyond.

Recapping the GroundSwell Instrument Donation Drive for Musicopia!

The first GroundSwell action campaign, a February musical instrument donation drive for Musicopia's Gift of Music program, was a huge success!

GroundSwell Launch Recap

Nearly 300 GroundSwell supporters came out to have fun, meet their fellow community advocates, and find out more about the GroundSwell mission to make Greater Philly a better place to live, work and play.

GroundSwell Launch Recap + Interview with GroundSwell Supporter Aye Nyein Thu

Photo courtesy L to R: Sorority alpha Kappa Delta Phi members Amy Ma, Joanna Shen, Helen Sohn, Carol Han and Aye Nyein Thu.

State Releases Museum Funding Study

On November 14 the Pennsylvania General Assembly's Legislative Budget & Finance Committee released its report on state funding of museums, which had been commissioned in June by a resolution in the Senate (SR-268).

Creative Montco Needs Your Voice!

Creative Montco, a group spearheading a civic initiative to shape the cultural future of Montgomery County, is asking individuals who live or work in the County to complete a brief survey about arts and culture in their communities.

Commentary: Why The Arts?

Read one woman's personal commentary about the value of the arts!

Pennsylvania Arts Advocates Visit Washington, Advocate on National Arts Issues

On April 12th and 13 several dozen arts advocates from around the state joined over 500 national advocates at the 2010 National Arts Advocacy Day at the nation's capitol.

Festival Will Launch Norristown Arts Hill

After a year of planning, a new cultural district, the Norristown Arts Hill, will be launched on Saturday, April 24th.