Enjoy the arts in parks!

Finally, summer days have returned make sure you get outside and enjoy all the beautiful outdoor spaces that Philadelphia has to offer. Whether you're looking for a park to relax and enjoy Shakespeare or want to learn more about community farming at a local garden, there is something in every neighborhood that reflects arts & culture and parks and public spaces.

Cultural Alliance Launches Teen Arts & Culture Internship Program with WorkReady, Bloomberg Philanthropies

May 28, Philadelphia, PA -- Today during STAMP (Students at Museums in Philly) on the Parkway, a blockbuster event for Philadelphia teens presented by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy announced a landmark new program for teen workforce development.

The Brains Behind Spruce Street Harbor Are Bringing Their Magic to Roxborough!

Spruce Street Harbor, Dilworth Park, The Porch @ 30th Street and many others have become downtown destinations, bringing people together to enjoy open space and engage in the city. Now the designers behind these iconic spaces are working with the residents of Roxborough to build their own community hub.

Volunteer in the Arts – Be a Grant Panelist!

If you care about the impact that arts & culture organizations and individual artists have in our communities, help us provide funding for them! In partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance administers two grant programs, and we're currently recruiting panelists.

Tomorrow Is Election Day. Go Vote!

Tomorrow is Election Day, and despite the many accolades that the Philadelphia region has received over the past several months, we face significant challenges to being a place that we can all be proud of. From the school funding crisis to the objectively high poverty rates, there are many complex problems to be solved, and we hope the people who are elected will know and understand the great tool that arts and culture can be in addressing these issues.

In #BlackLivesMatter Protests, Art Unites and Heals

As people hit the streets to demand justice for Freddie Gray, art and artists are making a difference to provide healing. Art has always served as a catalyst of social change and community mobilization, and in the movement against police brutality people are using graphics, dance, and music to provide healing and make their voices heard.

Today is the Day, Join us for a Mayoral Forum on Arts and Parks!

GroundSwell and the Philadelphia Parks Alliance will co-host a Mayoral Forum on Arts and Parks in the Montgomery Auditorium at the Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Registration begins at 5pm. Forum from 5:45-7:30pm.

Last Chance to Register for the Arts & Parks Forum

Today, April 20, is the last day to register to vote and the last day to pre-register for the Arts & Parks Mayoral Forum and we want to make sure you do both! For Pennsylvanians, today is the last chance to register to vote in the May 19th primary.


It's election season and we're bringing you the mayoral candidates on Wednesday, April 22nd, from 5:45 -7:30pm in the Montgomery Auditorium at the Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. The candidates will address the role parks and arts play in the City of Philadelphia and how our sectors enhance the economy, environment and the quality of life of our residents. Registration for the event will open up at 5pm.

Recap: #ArtsParksChat with GroundSwell, Philadelphia Parks Alliance and Generocity

Ahead of our Mayoral Forum on Arts & Parks on Wednesday, April 22, on April 15 GroundSwell, Philadelphia Parks Alliance and Generocity partnered on an #ArtsParksChat to generate public discussion around these quality-of-life issues and the Mayor's role in strengthening both sectors.