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Governor Tom Wolf Recommends $1 Million Increase for Grants to the Arts

Governor Tom Wolf Recommends $1 Million Increase for Grants to the Arts

by Jenny Hershour, Citizens For The Arts in Pennsylvania This morning, to a joint session of the PA General Assembly, Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his budget address for FY 2016-17.  The  $32.7 billion budget  includes a  $1 million increase to […]

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Three Dance Performances You Will Want To Catch as Winter at FringeArts lights up the waterfront

Three Dance Performances You Will Want To Catch as Winter at FringeArts lights up the waterfront

by FringeArts Communications Intern, Hugh Wilikofsky The post Winter at FringeArts lights up the waterfront appeared first on Fringe Arts. As we gear up for our first show of 2016, we at FringeArts simply cannot contain our excitement over our […]

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A tribute for Professor F. Nii Yartey

A tribute for Professor F. Nii Yartey

by Sharon Friedler Ghana’s foremost choreographer, dance teacher, researcher and consultant, Prof F. Nii Yartey passed away in late November while on tour in India. We offer tonight’s tribute in gratitude for the many contributions Nii made to the Swarthmore […]

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Federal Education Rewrite Adds Arts into STEM

Federal Education Rewrite Adds Arts into STEM

by Americans For The Arts Congressional education leaders began a series of face-to-face meetings this week to hammer out remaining differences between House and Senate bills to reform K-12 education. The committee completed their work this afternoon. In today’s conference […]

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Three Philadelphia Scottish Dancers Invited to Scotland’s Edinburgh Castle to Perform in the 66th Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Three Philadelphia Scottish Dancers Invited to Scotland’s Edinburgh Castle to Perform in the 66th Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

by Cailine Drummond for The Dance Journal Discover Scottish Dance, USA announced that 14 American Scottish Highland Dancers will pack their bags, dance shoes and costumes to perform in The 66th Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, one of the world’s most […]

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Your help is needed to preserve Grants to the Arts

Your help is needed to preserve Grants to the Arts

Governor Tom Wolf vetoed the budget bill presented to him by the General Assembly. This is the first time in 40 years that a budget bill was vetoed completely.  Gov. Wolf and legislative leaders met on July 1 and left […]

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U.S. Senate & House Committees Advance NEA Funding

U.S. Senate & House Committees Advance NEA Funding

by Americans For The Arts The U.S. Senate approved legislation (for the first time in six years!) in subcommittee to level funding the National Endowment for the Arts. The U.S. House also kept its pace for rapid consideration, approving its […]

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Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia and Leah Stein Dance Company to present TURBINE

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia and Leah Stein Dance Company to present TURBINE

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia  received an award of $216,000 from The William Penn Foundation for the TURBINE project. The large-scale, site-responsive choral work, will have its world premier at the Fairmount Water Works along the Schuylkill River on June 27 & 28, 2015. Mendelssohn Club […]

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Cardell Dance Theater to debut major new dance work inspired by immigration, SUPPER, PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

Cardell Dance Theater to debut major new dance work inspired by immigration, SUPPER, PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

“Supper, People on the Move is about mobility and decisions moving you: an action starts with a clear intention and it is carried away by a tide of impulses.” Silvana Cardell, choreographer From choreographer Silvana Cardell comes a new dance performance inspired […]

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PA Budget Bill Includes No Increases for the Arts

PA Budget Bill Includes No Increases for the Arts

Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee introduced the “budget bill” – House Bill 1192 (HB 1192).  This bill reflects, for the most part, the budget bill that was passed last year and does not include the $2 million increase to Grants to the […]

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