CultureWire

CultureWire is the Alliance's blog for arts & culture news, resources, opportunities and more. Get the best of CultureWire in your inbox bi-monthly by opting in to receive newsletters in your philaculture account settings. 

Coming This Fall: The Inaugural Delco Arts Week!

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Michael Norris
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03/20/19

National Arts Advocacy Day on March 5 had a special meaning this year for our members and friends in Delaware County: it was the day that plans for this fall’s first-ever Delco Arts Week were announced at a special reception and press briefing at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford.

U.S. Representative Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5), whose district includes all of Delaware County, spoke at the press briefing and highlighted the many positive economic and community benefits that arts and culture brings to the county.

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Member Spotlight

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Lauren Gilmore
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03/15/19

Theatre Horizon is a professional theatre located in Norristown, PA - it was founded in 2005 and has become a lauded and award-winning leader in Montgomery County.  Each year they offer a full season of professional productions and reach over 1,000 students through their Theatre School and outreach programs, as well as their pioneering Autism Drama Program. Combined, these programs are the building blocks of the Theatre Horizon community in which all participants are encouraged to grow. They have spent the last 13 years - through education programs, community forums, post-show discussions, and productions of the highest artistic caliber designed to engage audiences and create conversation - building a space where their audiences can come together to understand unfamiliar perspectives, discuss common struggles, and simply enjoy a good story side by side. Learn more in their blog post!

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DEI February 2019 Update

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Michael Norris
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02/14/19

On February 12 the Cultural Alliance partnered with Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia to present “Equity in Action: Building Social Capital” at Esperanza’s new performing-arts venue in North Philadelphia.

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Member Spotlight

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Lauren Gilmore
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02/14/19

PhillyCAM is a community media center that operates the City of Philadelphia’s public access cable television channel and is the license holder of the low power FM radio station WPPM 106.5 FM.  PhillyCAM is a facilitator, creator, aggregator, and distributor of hyper local media that reflects Philadelphia’s cultural diversity.  We are the only regional non-commercial media outlet devoted entirely to the teaching, creation and distribution of locally-produced media content on cable television, online and on FM radio.  

Our mission is to bring together the people of Philadelphia to make and share media that promotes creative expression, democratic values and civic participation. Anyone who lives or works in the greater Philadelphia region can become a PhillyCAM member and receive free to low cost access to video and audio production training and distribute non-commercial content on our platforms.

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Member Spotlight

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Lauren Gilmore
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01/17/19

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.

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Meet an Alliancer: Tom Bonner

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Tom Bonner
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01/17/19

Ever wondered what it's like to work at the Cultural Alliance? We'll introduce you to members of our staff! This month the spotlight is on Tom Bonner, our Bloomberg Arts Internship Grant Manager!

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Member Spotlight

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Lauren Gilmore
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12/14/18

The Brandywine River Museum of Art features a distinguished collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art, housed in a renovated nineteenth-century gristmill with a dramatic steel and glass addition that overlooks the bucolic Brandywine River. The Museum’s collection is comprised of over 4,000 works, encompassing a cross-section of American art. Renowned for its holdings of the Wyeth family of artists, the Museum features galleries dedicated to the work of N. C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. The Museum’s outstanding Heritage Collection is a cross section of American art, with a special focus on artistic practice in the Brandywine valley. Nineteenth- and twentieth-century landscape paintings testify to the beauty which drew well-known artists to the area. Important portraits, still life paintings and notable holdings in American illustration add diversity and breadth to this unique collection. A robust program of special exhibitions places the Museum’s collection into the broader contexts of American art.

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2019 Young Professionals Across Philadelphia Networking Event

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12/13/18

 

Looking to meet young professionals in Philadelphia committed to philanthropy and volunteerism? We have just the event for you! Hosted by Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Young Professionals Across Philadelphia (YPAP) is designed to connect dynamic professionals who are passionate about getting involved with innovative local causes. 

You can also meet many of the Cultural Alliance's Emerging Leaders Circle and find out more about how to participate!

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Accessibility & Diversity Initiative

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Roberta Johnson
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11/14/18

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).

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