Meet Kelly Lee, Philadelphia's New Chief Cultural Officer

The Cultural Alliance is pleased to welcome Kelly Lee as the new city's new Chief Cultural Officer and the head of the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy. She was appointed in late December and began her new role on January 13. Click through for an interview!

Meet an Alliancer: Michael Norris

Ever wondered what it's like to work at the Cultural Alliance? We'll introduce you to members of our staff! This month the spotlight is on Michael Norris.

Top 10 Cultural Alliance Moments of 2015

2015 was a busy year at the Cultural Alliance. Here's a look back at some of our favorite moments!

Recapping "DNC: What It Means for You" Convening - How Arts & Culture Can Get Involved

On Wednesday, December 9 the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance hosted "DNC: What It Means for You" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Learn about the impact the convention will have on the city, and how members of the arts and cultural community can get involved.

HUGE NEWS About Arts and Arts Education Policies in Washington

There’s huge news for arts and arts education policies in Washington. Agreements on both Fiscal Year 2016 funding and expired tax provisions impacting charitable giving have just been reached.

URGENT: A Sales Tax Threat on Arts & Culture Looms Large

A major sales tax threat looms large this week as legislators rush to complete a budget before the end of the year.

Cultural Alliance Names New Policy Director

Philadelphia, PA — The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is pleased to announce that it has named Anne Marie Rhoades as its new Director of Policy & Community Engagement.

Drama of Education Funding Hits the Big Stage in School Play

Philadelphia – Pennsylvania’s school funding crisis will take center stage in School Play at the nationally-renowned Suzanne Roberts Theatre on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015.  Due to the overwhelmingly positive reviews following the sold-out premiere performances last April at the National Constitution Center, School Play will return for a free one-night show on the Avenue of the Arts.

How Will the New Child Protective Services Bill Affect Cultural Nonprofits?

On July 1 Governor Wolf signed into law an amendment to the Child Protective Services Law that seeks to clarify and make more explicit provisions in the statute that require volunteers who work with children to obtain child abuse clearances and criminal history checks.

Update on State Budget

On Tuesday, June 30th Governor Wolf took the unprecedented step of vetoing the FY2016 budget bill in its entirety. This bill included $9.59 million for Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Grants to the Arts line item. This represented an 11.6% increase over the previous fiscal year. The Governor and legislative leaders will be heading back to the drawing board over the next couple of weeks and we want to make sure that the PCA funding is included in the next budget bill.

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