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Category: Action, Advocacy & The Creative Economy

Performance Garage Completes Phase One  Construction of its Capital Project

Performance Garage Completes Phase One Construction of its Capital Project

With Phase One renovations of the Capital Project complete, the Performance Garage has become an even greater resource for Philadelphia’s dance community. The Performance Garage is pleased to announce that it has completed major renovations to its facility.  Planning began […]

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Kimmel Center for The Performing Arts Announces Purchase of Merriam Theater and New Partnership with University of The Arts

Kimmel Center for The Performing Arts Announces Purchase of Merriam Theater and New Partnership with University of The Arts

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The University of the Arts announce a new partnership that will both energize the arts scene in Philadelphia and, at the same time, expand arts education programming to young artists and art […]

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House Advancing NEA Funding – Take Action Today

House Advancing NEA Funding – Take Action Today

by Americans For The Arts Tthe U.S. House begins consideration of the bill that funds the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The last time the House passed an Interior-Environment spending bill was in 2009 Last night, the House Rules […]

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The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Announces 2016 Grants for Philadelphia Artists & Organizations

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Announces 2016 Grants for Philadelphia Artists & Organizations

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (the Center) today announced 53 grants in support of the Philadelphia region’s cultural organizations and artists. The 2016 awards total more than $10 million and provide funding for 12 new Pew Fellowships, 36 […]

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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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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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