CultureWire

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PA House Defeats SB 850: Now It's the Governor's Turn

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06/09/09

(June 8, 2009) -- Senate Bill 850 died in committee today.

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Cultural Alliance Testifies on Senate Bill 850

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06/16/09

(May 22, 2009) -- Cultural Alliance Vice President of Public Policy Julie Hawkins testified before the PA House of Representatives' Appropriations Committee this morning in Harrisburg. Her comments outlined the potentially devastating effects of Senate Bill 850 to Southeastern Pennsylvania's arts and cultural sector.

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Cultural Alliance freezes dues for upcoming membership year

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05/15/09

In an effort to be sensitive and responsive to the current economic recession, The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance has announced that it will not institute a dues increase for the upcoming 2010 membership year, which will begin on July 1. Learn more.

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Interview: Chip Conley

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05/18/09

The Cultural Alliance welcomed Chip Conley – founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, author of PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow, and self-confirmed arts enthusiast – as our keynote presenter at "Alliance Day 2009: Get Your Mojo from Membership" on May 7. The Alliance spoke with Conley recently about the hotel industry, the economy, and of course, arts and culture. Read the full interview.

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Public demand for arts & culture strong, but funding threatened

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05/15/09

Despite stable (and for some, growing) attendance, Southeastern Pennsylvania's cultural groups face funding threats on multiple fronts. Budget pressures at the local and state levels have prompted public officials to propose taxes and budget cuts that could adversely impact regional nonprofit organizations. More troubling, the Pennsylvania Senate has proposed a budget that threatens to eliminate all state funding for arts and culture. Learn more about these proposals and what the Cultural Alliance and others are doing to fight these measures.

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2009-2010 Project Stream Guidelines Now Available

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05/18/09

The 2009-2010 Project Stream grant deadline is Friday, June 19, 2009. Grant guidelines are now available, and the online application is open. Project Stream is a funding opportunity of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) that is distributed by the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts' (PPA) network of regional organizations. Learn more.

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President Obama Releases FY2010 Budget Request

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05/08/09

(May 7, 2009, Americans for the Arts) - President Obama today released the final details of his FY 2010 budget request to Congress which includes the nation’s cultural agencies and programs, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA, $161m request), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH, $161m request), Institute for Museums and Library Services (IMLS, $266m request), and the Department of Education’s Arts in Education program ($38.1m request). 

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PA Senate Votes to Eliminate Arts & Cultural Funding

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05/04/09

(May 6, 2009) -  This afternoon, the Pennsylvania Senate passed its version of the FY 2010 state budget (SB 850) with a 30-20 vote.  The bill, introduced on May 4, eliminates all arts and culture grants in the state through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC).

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Cultural Alliance Releases SPARK, a Short Film on Phila.'s Museums (and Museum-Lovers)

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06/22/09

SPARK is a powerful and emotional short film about humans, and the profound impact that Philadelphia's museums and cultural institutions have on their and hearts and minds. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Glenn Holsten, the film features interviews with arts lovers, cultural leaders, and civic leaders including Derek Pitts, Lily Yeh, Peggy Amsterdam, and Gail Harrity. The film debuted at the American Association of Museums Conference in Philadelphia on May 1, 2009.

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