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.

Arts and Parks Unite for Mayoral Candidates Forum at Free Library

Keep up with Cultural Alliance Staff with Hashtag #CAOntheScene

Ever wonder what Cultural Alliance staff members do in their free time? Well, we check out arts & culture events, of course!

Second Friday Returns to Lancaster Avenue

People’s Emergency Center and community partners invite you to experience art, live music, food and much more during 2nd Fridays on Lancaster Avenue. Events take place in multiple locations on the avenue and nearby, 5:00 – 9:30PM.

April 15: Join GroundSwell, Philadelphia Parks Alliance and Generocity for an #ArtsParksChat

On Wednesday, April 22, GroundSwell, Philadelphia Parks Alliance and Generocity are co-hosting the Arts & Parks Mayoral Forum at the Free Library of Philadelphia. But before we hear from the candidates, we want to give you a chance to give your input on the arts & culture and parks issues facing the City of Philadelphia, and what we need from the next Mayor.

Philly on the Up and Up

Last week, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced the thirty-two winners of the Cities Challenge, awarding $5 million in total to projects across the United States. Out of the twenty-six cities in which projects were awarded funding, Philadelphia had the highest concentration with seven winners. From making public art a draw to Election Day polls to creating an outdoor community living room, community-based art and social practice is on the rise in Philly, thanks to the Knight grants.

The Chatroom Series: Women in Arts + Culture

Jackie Goldfinger is a Barrymore Award-winning playwright, she has tackled many controversial topics in her productions and recently co-founded The Foundry, a playwriting lab that fosters support for emerging Philadelphia playwrights. Read more to learn how Jackie got her start in the arts, who she considers the most influential women in arts and culture, and why audiences sometimes have a tough time digesting some of her work.

The Chatroom Series: Women in Arts + Culture

This week, GroundSwell had the chance to interview Tierra Rich, Teaching Artist and Poet at Painted Bride Art Center and Memphis Academy. Read more to learn how Tierra got involved in the arts, why she loves the arts in Philadelphia, and her advice to girls looking to pursue a career in the arts.