Member Spotlight

The National Museum of American Jewish History, located on historic Independence Mall in Philadelphia, brings to life the more than 360-year history of Jews in America. Tracing the stories of how Jewish immigrants became Jewish Americans, the Museum invites visitors of all backgrounds to share their own stories and reflect on how their histories and identities shape and are shaped by the American experience. An open door for all, NMAJH honors the past and contributes to a better future by sharing the power of imagination and ideas, culture and community, leadership and service, in ways that turn inspiration into action.

Accessibility & Diversity Initiative

In July 2018, we set out to reduce barriers to participation, promote organizations of color and foster industry standards of inclusivity and diversity as part of our new Accessibility & Diversity Initiative (A/D Initiative).

Member Spotlight

Leeway Foundation
Denise Brown, Executive Director

The Leeway Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports women, trans and gender nonconforming artists and cultural producers working at the intersection of art and social justice in Greater Philadelphia and offers two public grants annually. They are committed to the sustainability of artists lives and the lives of their communities, and it is for this reason that they partner with arts organizations to offer residency opportunities to existing grantees. Throughout the year, Leeway also presents free skill-building workshops and public events that elevate our grantees and the work we exist to support. Learn more about them and how you can help them celebrate their 25th anniversary on our blog!

New Member Spotlight: Welcome, Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts!

The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts (PCC) has a rich 53 year history in the Philadelphia jazz community.  The PCC is a cultural organization dedicated to preserving and celebrating the legacy of jazz, primarily through music education, public performance, and talent development.  Having educated over 50,000 students in its 23-year history on the Avenue of the Arts, the PCC has sent some of its students to Berklee College of Music and across the U.S. to perform among some of the nation’s most skilled musicians through the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Learn more about them and their exciting PNC Arts Alive Jazz Cultural Voices a series of concerts and educational activities happening this season by checking out the blog!

Cultural Alliance Internal Bias Scan Findings

The Cultural Alliance’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Initiative, which we launched at the 2016 Annual Meeting, took a major step forward last month with the release of the findings of an internal bias scan.

Our Implicit Bias Scan Begins

This past fall we announced the launch of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Affinity Group and future plans to conduct an implicit bias scan of our external programming and internal practices. We are happy to announce that we have selected Rosalyn J. McPherson and The ROZ Group as our consultant for this project.

Recap of #PHLArtsDiversity Chat with Monica Montgomery

On Monday, September 19, we held a Twitter Chat around #PHLArtsDiversity ahead of Monica Montgomery's keynote speech around "Embracing Diversity" at our annual meeting on September 26.

Join us for a #PHLArtsDiversity Twitter Chat on September 19

On Monday, September 19, we're hosting a Twitter chat to discuss issues of diversity, equity and inclusion for the arts and culture sector.

Guest Blog: Intention and Ethics in Art Making: an Interview With Photojournalist Justin Cook

Amy Scheidegger of Artistic Rebuttal Project interviewed photojournalist Justin Cook, who has been exploring homicide, incarceration and urban renewal in Durham, North Carolina for over a decade.

Things We Love: The A3C Action Competition for Creative Ideas Expanding Social Justice

Only a few days left to apply!