Response to Philly.com Opinion Piece: Arts a Key Building Block in New Economy

On Wednesday, February 4, Philly.com published an opinion piece by Robert W. Patterson critiquing Philadelphia's investment in the arts and culture sector. Today, we are pleased to report that they have published a short response from our President, Maud Lyon--but, we had more to say. Read below for Maud's full response to the issues brought forth in Mr. Patterson's article, and let us know your thoughts on Twitter @philaculture.

President Calls for NEA Funding Increase

In the release of his FY2016 federal budget request on Monday, President Obama has proposed a $2 million increase for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Our #GivingTuesday 2014 Story

GivingTuesday.org is gathering stories about #GivingTuesday 2014 experiences, so we thought we'd share ours!

DO-GOODER Spotlight: Project 440

The Do-Gooder Spotlight is GroundSwell's blog post spreading the word about individuals and organizations working to better their communities. Today we are giving a shout-out to our friends at Project 440.

DO-GOODER Spotlight: ASAP

The Do-Gooder Spotlight is GroundSwell's blog post spreading the word about individuals and organizations working to better their communities. Today we are giving a shout-out to our friends at After School Activities Partnership (ASAP)!

Chester Charter School Makes Art a Priority

Chester Charter School for the Arts is turning the traditional school curriculum on its head. Empowering more than 400 students through arts and culture, the school is cultivating tomorrow’s leaders using a creative approach.

#PHL PUBLIC ART

GroundSwell is committed to showcasing how the arts positively impact our communities, and Philadelphia’s vast collection of public art is an integral part of the Philadelphia landscape that enhances our surroundings and is part of the fabric of the city! Each week we will spotlight one of the great pieces of public art that lives in our city. Today, we spotlight Philadelphia’s “Clothespin” sculpture by Claes Oldenburg.

Letter: Open museum doors to more city teens

Thank you to the Philadelphia Inquirer for publishing our op ed on #GivingTuesday and STAMP!

Cultural Alliance Invites Philadelphians to Support Teens Participating in Arts & Creativity, Invest in STAMP

Philadelphia, 2014—On Tuesday, December 2, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance will participate in the nationwide #GivingTuesday campaign to raise additional funds for STAMP: The Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Teen Program.

DO-GOODER Spotlight: Philadelphia Poetry Movement

The Do-Gooder Spotlight is GroundSwell's blog post spreading the word about individuals and organizations working to better their communities. Today we are giving a shout-out to our friends at Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM)!

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