The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Expands Staff to Meet Strategic Goals

November 29, 2023 (Philadelphia)—The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance has recently established a new External Relations department, meeting a significant milestone for the organization set by Patricia Wilson Aden, President and CEO. The Cultural Alliance has evolved since its founding in 1972, and this latest change to staffing reflects the organization’s focus on development, communications, membership, and marketing to better serve the arts and culture sector. 

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

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Appoints Patricia Wilson Aden as President & CEO

September 21, 2021 (PHILADELPHIA, PA) The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (Cultural Alliance), today announced that Patricia (Patty) Wilson Aden has been appointed by the Board of Directors as its next president and CEO. The appointment of Aden concludes the Cultural Alliance’s comprehensive 12-month national search and welcomes a highly respected and transformational arts and culture leader back to Philadelphia.

Maud Lyon to Retire as President & CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

June 12, 2020 (PHILADELPHIA, PA) – The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (GPCA), today announced that Maud Lyon will retire as President and CEO, effective July 31.  She will begin transitioning her role and responsibilities to Priscilla M. Luce, a non-profit consultant, and President of The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation, who has been appointed by the GPCA Board of Directors as Interim President and CEO, beginning July 1.

Cultural Alliance Hosts Community Engagement Forum in Honor of MLK Day of Service

Philadelphia—On Thursday, January 22, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s GroundSwell advocacy & community engagement program will host “Arts & Culture Vitality in Your Community,” a forum to highlight and discuss the work creative organizations are doing in communities across the region.

Philadelphia Cultural Fund Receives $1.3 Million Budget Increase

Plans Include Reinstating Youth Arts Enrichment Grants for Philly Students

PHILADELPHIA—June 20, 2014—Philadelphia's arts and cultural sector can officially claim a win on the FY2015 budget for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. On June 19, City Council approved an amended FY2015 city budget that includes a $1.3 million increase for PCF grantmaking, bringing its budget for grantmaking to $2.9 million and its total budget to $3.14 million. Mayor Nutter is expected to sign the budget into law within the next two weeks.

Cultural Alliance President Tom Kaiden Stepping Down in July

Philadelphia, PA – After 12 years with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the last 3 as President, Tom Kaiden will be stepping down at the end of July to accept a new position as the Chief Operating Officer of the Alexandria (Virginia) Conference & Visitors Association.