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Health Care Reform and it’s implications for non-profit dance organizations

Health Care Reform and it’s implications for non-profit dance organizations

In the current debate on health care reform, nonprofit employers run the risk of being excluded from reform package provisions that could ease the burden of high health care costs on employers and their workers. Earlier in October, the Senate […]

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A Temporary Victory Against The Arts Tax

A Temporary Victory Against The Arts Tax

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved Bill no. 1531 by a vote of 103-98.  The bill replaces proposed taxes on arts, culture, and small games of chance with levies on smokeless tobacco, cigars, and natural-gas drillers. The budget now moves […]

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The Arts Community Marches on Broad Street Against Planned Pennsylvania Arts Tax

The Arts Community Marches on Broad Street Against Planned Pennsylvania Arts Tax

Several hundred people turned out this Friday for a lunchtime rally and march along the Avenue of the Arts in center city Philadelphia, protesting the Pennsylvania state budget plan, which call for an eight-percent sales tax on tickets to certain arts […]

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No Place for Arts & Culture in a “Plan C” Budget

No Place for Arts & Culture in a “Plan C” Budget

While a state budget is still to-be-determined, Philadelphia’s arts and culture hangs in the balance of pending legislation in the General Assembly. If the city budget approved by Mayor Nutter and City Council cannot be satisfied by changes in pension […]

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Save Arts and Cultural Funding in Pennsylvania!

From the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance… It’s hard to believe that a little over a month ago, Senate Bill 850 appeared on our radar with the threat of losing all arts and culture funding in Pennsylvania. Since then, advocates in […]

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Economic Stimulus Update!

Early this morning, Congress unveiled the Conference Report of H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and this afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the final version of the bill by a vote of 246-183. The […]

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The arts need your immediate help!

This past Friday, February 6, the Senate passed Senator Coburn’s Amendment 309, which prohibits funding for museums, theaters, art centers, zoos, and aquariums in the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. To the dismay of many, the amendment passed by a […]

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City’s new arts czar rules a tottering empire

By Stephan Salisbury Inquirer Culture Writer ‘If anyone wants to refer to me as czar,” said Gary Steuer, gesturing toward one of his flaking office walls, “they can look at the peeling paint.” The city’s new arts czar chuckled in […]

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Dec. 6 for The Big Canvas Confab

The results of our summer and fall forums will be presented to citizens along with community and political leaders at The Big Canvas Confab. Sign up here to attend the Dec. 6 event, which will be held from 1-4 p.m. […]

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