Gov. Rendell Blue-Lines Budget, Approves SB 850

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.

PA Budget Process Moving to Conference Committee

(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.

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

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.

Why Do You Do What You Do?

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!

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

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

Cultural Alliance to award $225,000 in stimulus grants for job preservation

The Cultural Alliance with funding from National Endowment for the Arts, will award grants totaling $225,000 to support arts jobs in Philadelphia through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act program ("ARRA").

Get on the Bus to Harrisburg!

Join arts advocates from all across Pennsylvania on July 14, 2009 for a Save the Arts rally in the Main Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg.

Area civic and cultural leaders take our case to government

This Spring, area civic leaders told Pennsylvania and federal legislators why investing in the arts is good public policy. Read highlights of their testimony below, share your own story, and get the latest alerts on these critical funding debates from our Online Action Center.

US House Approves Funding Increases for NEA, NEH

(June 26, 2009) -- Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a $15 million increase for both the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for FY 2010. Currently funded at $155 million, this increase would bring both agencies' budgets to $170 million.

PA House Defeats SB 850: Now It's the Governor's Turn

(June 8, 2009) -- Senate Bill 850 died in committee today.