North Philly Teens Go International In Sundance Film Festival

From a rec center in North Philly to a shopping mall in Kazakhstan to a track field in Paris, the ten-minute Sundance-commissioned short film “The World Is As Big or As Small As You Make It” has made the local teen organization Do Remember Me the subject of national internet hype.

Is There a Gender Gap in Arts & Culture Leadership?

That's the question that one American University MA Candidate, Arts Management, seeks to answer. Jessica Ferey is working on a thesis capstone project focusing on the gender gap of top leadership positions in arts and cultural institutions, and is conducting the "Equalarty" survey to gather data.

Our #GivingTuesday 2014 Story is gathering stories about #GivingTuesday 2014 experiences, so we thought we'd share ours!

Promote Your 2015 MLK Day of Service Event with Phillyfunguide and GroundSwell! and GroundSwell are partnering on a special promotion for this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 19th, 2015!

Letter: Open museum doors to more city teens

Thank you to the Philadelphia Inquirer for publishing our op ed on #GivingTuesday and STAMP!

How Can Arts Organizations Expand Their Audiences?

Recently, our friends at The Wallace Foundation released two very interesting reports that give insight into building arts audiences.Two Cultural Alliance members, Fleisher Art Memorial and The Clay Studio, are highlighted in this report.

Cultural Alliance Invites Philadelphians to Support Teens Participating in Arts & Creativity, Invest in STAMP

Philadelphia, 2014—On Tuesday, December 2, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance will participate in the nationwide #GivingTuesday campaign to raise additional funds for STAMP: The Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Teen Program.

Challenge: How Can You Maximize Accessibility for Your Cultural Programming?

Providing fully-accessible programming for participants with disabilities is a great step towards including everyone in a community.

Do You Know Your Donors?

In the presentation for our latest research report, 2014 Portfolio, we talked about the declines in individual giving, and the importance of engaging individual donors at every level, not just at the top--from younger millennials to aging middle class baby boomers who have not been as active in philanthropy.

DO-GOODER Spotlight: SpARC Philly

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 SpArc Philadelphia!