Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Celebrates Annual Meeting & Arts Party 2023

Expanded “meeting” to celebrate Philadelphia musical talent and kick off inaugural Cultural Alliance Awards honoring Hal Real of World Cafe Live, Catherine Cahill of The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, and Project 440 

Upcoming Events at the Cultural Alliance!

Let’s start 2023 off with a bang! We are excited to bring you many events this season that will build upon your resiliency, creativity, and spring forth an artful future. Over the next few months, we will have programs that help you navigate the evolving hiring and retention practices; a workshop to assist with understanding and expanding your revenue potentials; a mayoral forum that will give you a voice to influence policy changes; and much more. Learn more about our upcoming events on our website!

As a reminder, as a member you receive special perks with these upcoming programs. If you are not a member, consider joining today! To learn more about membership at the Cultural Alliance, please contact Lauren Gilmore, Director of Member Engagement at

Apply to the Forman Arts Initiative Art Works Grants

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance would like to share the following grant opportunity with you from the Forman Arts Initiative and the Philadelphia Foundation:

Member Spotlight

Spiral Q is a 25 year old arts and justice nonprofit that unleashes the power of art to connect people, actions, values, neighborhoods, organizations, and movements to each other and to their collective creative force for change. They work with up to 100 diverse partners annually, prioritizing disenfranchised communities whose residents are systematically oppressed due to race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic, and sexual identities. They are artists, educators, and cultural workers partnering with schools, youth service providers, CBOs, cultural centers, AIDS service and advocacy groups, LGBTQIA+ groups, advocates for the unhoused, addiction recovery centers, and mental health providers. Spiral Q knows their communities to be culturally rich in tradition, heritage and strong social bonds. Their neighborhood and city-wide partners are committed collaborators and informational resources that guide our work along with their team of talented teaching artists who demonstrate high quality teaching artistry and share their creativity and experience as thought-partners.

[Virtual] Making the Case for the Arts (Now More Than Ever)

Making the Case for the Arts (Now More Than Ever)

A compelling case for support – a clear and convincing rationale for why a donor should support you – is a messaging tool that every organization needs in its toolkit. Articulating your value is important in the best of times, but in anxious times, it’s critical. Your donors already believe in your mission. In a crisis, they want to understand how you – and their philanthropic dollars – will make the world a better place.

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Releases Its Latest Research Report: “Beyond the Check: A Roadmap for Engaging Individual Donors”

The new report looks at what motivates donors to give to arts and culture and what organizations should be doing to better engage high-net-worth donors

PHILADELPHIA – April 9, 2018 – The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance unveiled today its most recent research report, “Beyond the Check: A Roadmap for Engaging Individual Donors,” to a sold-out audience of executive directors and board chairs from major regional cultural nonprofits.

Beyond the Check: A Roadmap for Engaging Individual Donors

Beyond the Check is the Cultural Alliance’s first look at giving to arts and culture by high-net-worth individuals in our region. With The Melior Group and AFE Strategies, the Alliance explored the disconnect between the wealth in Greater Philadelphia and the declining support for the cultural sector. The research included a comprehensive literature review, a survey to donors of our member organizations and 13 interviews with high-net-worth philanthropists who do not support the arts.

Local Theater Company Wins $20,000 at Philly Tech Week

Philadelphia, PA—On Friday, April 29, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance hosted its second annual TechniCulture event as part of Philly Tech Week. The core of the event was a competition between local cultural organizations who have been engaged since fall 2015 in the TechniCulture Innovation Residencies, evaluating solutions for their digital needs. The participating organizations (Tiny Dynamite, Christ Church Preservation Trust, and Philadelphia Young Playwrights) each presented their work for a chance to receive $20,000 in funding from The Barra Foundation.

Meet an Alliancer: Kelli Paul

Ever wondered what it's like to work at the Cultural Alliance? We'll introduce you to members of our staff! This month the spotlight is on Director of Development Kelli Paul.

98 Local Arts Groups Received Over $90,000 in Grants at Oct. 9 Ceremony

Philadelphia, PA--On October 9, 2015, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance distributed $94,754 in Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) Project Stream grants at an award ceremony held at PECO’s Energy Hall.