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Category: Action, Advocacy & The Creative Economy

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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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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