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Category: Action, Advocacy & The Creative Economy

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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New Sales Tax On The Arts in Pennsylvania Looms Again

New Sales Tax On The Arts in Pennsylvania Looms Again

by Citizens For The Arts In Pennsylvania The PA budget negotiations have regressed to a degree that should be of great concern to you as a supporter of arts and culture. Senate and House Republicans have dismissed an increase in […]

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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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National Nonprofit Arts & Culture Sector Recovering from Recession Despite Declines in Contributed Income

National Nonprofit Arts & Culture Sector Recovering from Recession Despite Declines in Contributed Income

Across 11 major metro regions, cultural attendance increased 3% from 2009 to 2012, reaching 210 million people annually. Overall revenues for arts and culture increased 7%, but contributed revenue, a critical source of support, declined 3.5% due to drops in […]

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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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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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Philadelphia Cultural Fund In Danger of Losing Funding

Philadelphia Cultural Fund In Danger of Losing Funding

Issued by Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Mayor Nutter’s proposed FY2016 budget cuts funding for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund back to its pre-FY2015 level of only $1.84 million. This represents an almost 40% decrease from the Cultural Fund’s current budget of $3.14 […]

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Mayor Nutter Opens Applications For Performances In Public Spaces

Mayor Nutter Opens Applications For Performances In Public Spaces

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) announced that the City is accepting applications for Performances in Public Spaces – an initiative that provides grant money for artists and art organizations to […]

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Mayor Michael A. Nutter announces the appointment of Helen Haynes as Chief Cultural Officer

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announces the appointment of Helen Haynes as Chief Cultural Officer

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the appointment of Helen Haynes, the current Director of Cultural Affairs at Montgomery County Community College, as Chief Cultural Officer in the City’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE). Beginning June 7, Haynes […]

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