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Category: Action, Advocacy & The Creative Economy

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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Why Advanced Ticket Sales to Dance May Not Be So Advanced

Why Advanced Ticket Sales to Dance May Not Be So Advanced

by Steven Weisz for The Dance Journal One of the current issues in the entertainment industry is that people rarely buy tickets in advance.  According to statistics from the League of American Theaters and Producers, only about one in three […]

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President Drops Support for NEA in 2015 Budget

President Drops Support for NEA in 2015 Budget

Repost from Americans For The Arts The Obama Administration released its FY 2015 budget request to Congress, which includes funding for the nation’s cultural agencies and programs, such as the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Office of Museum […]

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EDITORIAL: Did you thank your donors?

EDITORIAL: Did you thank your donors?

by Steven Weisz for The Dance Journal In the operations of PhiladelphiaDANCE.org, I have, as a matter of policy, donated various amounts of money to dance companies and arts organizations in the region over the years.  The donations have varied […]

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Engagement in the Arts Continues to Grow While Technology Shifts Public’s Art Consumption

Engagement in the Arts Continues to Grow While Technology Shifts Public’s Art Consumption

Repost from Americans For The Arts Catherine Brandt Vacovsky September 16, 2013 Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, today announced the results of the National Arts Index , the annual […]

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Major NEA Cut Frozen Until Fall – Time for Action!

Major NEA Cut Frozen Until Fall – Time for Action!

Re-post from Americans For The Arts Yesterday the U.S. House Appropriations Committee began consideration of legislation that would devastate the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) with a 49% cut to its budget. An amendment to restore the funding to […]

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ALERT – House Subcommittee Cuts NEA by 49%

ALERT – House Subcommittee Cuts NEA by 49%

Repost from Americans For The Arts Today, the U.S House of Representatives Interior Appropriations Subcommittee approved its initial FY 2014 funding legislation, which includes a proposed cut of $71 million to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This would […]

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Very little new money for arts and culture

Very little new money for arts and culture

by Jenny Hershour, Citizens for The Arts In Pennsylvania State Budget Signed Into Law Includes No New Funding for the Arts Late this evening, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a $28.375 billion budget for FY 2013-14. This budget contains […]

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The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage 2013 Grant Recipients & Pew Fellows

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage 2013 Grant Recipients & Pew Fellows

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage has awarded over $6.5 million in support of Philadelphia’s dynamic cultural community. This year’s grants will support 52 upcoming projects by local cultural organizations. In addition, the Center, which is funded by The […]

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