Urban Development Plan Seeks to Harness Artistic Power of Chester


This year, Chester will see a new community-driven development project hit the ground running. Chester Made, a partnership of city planners, anchor institutions and nonprofit organizations, hopes to reinvigorate civic life in Chester through developing its arts and culture sector. They plan on attracting investment to a mile-long corridor in the heart of the city to be developed as an arts district.

Call for Submissions: Art at the Center

Liberty Property Trust is seeking new artists to exhibit in its art gallery at Comcast Center, Art at the Center.

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.

Call for Music Videos for Philly Video Music Festival

The inaugural Philly Video Music Festival which runs from February 26 – March 1, is looking for music videos to be featured during the 4-day long celebration. All genres of music are accepted and there is no fee to enter. Submissions are due by February 12th, 2015.

Asian Arts Initiative Latest Exhibition; Makes Food the Art!

Asian Arts Initiative debuted off their latest exhibition, Pallets & Palates: Placing Taste, Sound and Sight on January 16, 2015, and if you haven’t checked it out yet make sure you stop by their Community Meal: Open House on First Friday

Do - Gooder Spotlight: Philadelphia Folklore Project

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 the Philadelphia Folklore Project.

Speaker Nominations open for TEDxPhiladelphia 2015

Calling all arts and culture innovators and thought leaders with excellent oratorical skills: TEDxPhiladelphia is looking for speakers for the 2015 conference!

Get to know: Germantown Artists Roundtable

With one month of the 2015 nearly over, Germantown Artists Roundtable is prepping up for a year of community engagement, neighborhood renovations, and much more.

Call for Artists – Art in City Hall’s “All That’s Jazz” Exhibition

A nor’easter may be on its way, but before you know it spring will arrive and it will once again be Jazz Appreciation Month in Philadelphia! The City of Philadelphia Office of Arts Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) is starting to prepare for this extravaganza and is asking for artist submissions to be displayed in City Hall.

Recap: How We Spent MLK Day of Service 2015!

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance joined forces with PECO, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and Philly Rising to host a service day at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center in North Philadelphia.