Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Releases Economic & Social Impact Study ‘Arts, Culture & Economic Prosperity: Greater Philadelphia’

Study finds combined economic impact of $3.3 Billion from Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Arts & Culture Sector 

Arts, Culture & Economic Prosperity

Arts, Culture & Economic Prosperity: Greater Philadelphia is an economic and social impact study of the Greater Philadelphia region’s nonprofit arts and culture industry. More than 500 arts and culture organizations participated in the research and over 1,000 individuals completed the Americans for the Arts and Economic Prosperity (AEP) survey while attending a performance, event, exhibit or while visiting a cultural event or facility in the Greater Philadelphia Region during the period from May 2022 through June 2023.

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and PA Humanities Analyze Pandemic Recovery, Community Engagement in Latest PA CultureCheck Study

Survey finds attendance lags 22% behind 2019 levels in Southeastern Pennsylvania; 95% of cultural, arts, or humanities organizations partner with community organizations to deliver programs 

PA CultureCheck

PA CultureCheck is an annual statewide survey created by PA Humanities and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance to gather the voices and interests of cultural, arts, and humanities organizations, along with other nonprofits, community organizations, and businesses doing work in this space. 

The 2023 survey had two primary goals:

Upcoming Events at the Cultural Alliance!

Let’s start 2023 off with a bang! We are excited to bring you many events this season that will build upon your resiliency, creativity, and spring forth an artful future. Over the next few months, we will have programs that help you navigate the evolving hiring and retention practices; a workshop to assist with understanding and expanding your revenue potentials; a mayoral forum that will give you a voice to influence policy changes; and much more. Learn more about our upcoming events on our website!

As a reminder, as a member you receive special perks with these upcoming programs. If you are not a member, consider joining today! To learn more about membership at the Cultural Alliance, please contact Lauren Gilmore, Director of Member Engagement at

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Recovery & Regrowth Survey

In mid-2022, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, PA Humanities, and their partners conducted the Cultural Recovery & Regrowth Survey exploring COVID-19’s impact on the cultural sector and how organizations are supporting recovery and growth. 142 organizations participated from the five counties of southeastern Pennsylvania (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia).



Fall 2021 COVID-19 Impact Study (December 2021)

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (“Cultural Alliance”) is committed to tracking the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts and culture sector in our region.

COVID-19 Impact on the Arts and Culture Sector in Greater Philadelphia

Over the course of several months, the Cultural Alliance conducted two surveys to begin to understand the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic was having on the nonprofit arts and culture sector in Greater Philadelphia.

To Prevent a Collapse of the Region’s Creative Economy and to Spur Economic Recovery, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Calls for $20 Million in Relief Funding & Robust Support for Tourism Marketing in the FY22 City of Philadelphia Budget

Building off its COVID-19 Economic Impact Report from March, the Cultural Alliance calls for this bold action as it reports new data reflecting the dire risk facing arts and culture organizations across the region.

A Year Into the Pandemic, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Projects a Staggering $371.7m Total Revenue Loss for Arts & Culture

In a sector-wide analysis rooted in a survey of nearly 300 organizations, arts and culture reports stunning and ongoing losses, representing approximately a $1 million loss each day for the sector since March 2020