Editorial: Another reason to resist the arts tax

Philadelphia Daily News
September 23, 2009

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!

Interview: Chip Conley

The Cultural Alliance welcomed Chip Conley – founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, author of PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow, and self-confirmed arts enthusiast – as our keynote presenter at "Alliance Day 2009: Get Your Mojo from Membership" on May 7. The Alliance spoke with Conley recently about the hotel industry, the economy, and of course, arts and culture. Read the full interview.

Cultural Alliance Releases SPARK, a Short Film on Phila.'s Museums (and Museum-Lovers)

SPARK is a powerful and emotional short film about humans, and the profound impact that Philadelphia's museums and cultural institutions have on their and hearts and minds. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Glenn Holsten, the film features interviews with arts lovers, cultural leaders, and civic leaders including Derek Pitts, Lily Yeh, Peggy Amsterdam, and Gail Harrity. The film debuted at the American Association of Museums Conference in Philadelphia on May 1, 2009.

Museum Community Kicks Off Museum Week at Independence Visitor Center, Monday April 27th

Fifty-five area museums team up on April 27, 2009 to launch the first Museum Week, April 27-May 3, 2009. The launch event will take place on Monday, April 27th at 10am at the Independence Visitor Center on Independence Mall. It will feature a wide variety of local museums displaying samples from current exhibitions or collections. Press and the public are invited to attend. The event will also feature the debut screening of SPARK, a new short film about the impact that Philadelphia’s cultural institutions have on the hearts and minds of our community.

2010 CEI Key Findings

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