WaterFire Sharon

Waterfire Sharon—Weekend Fun in Mercer County

By Michael J. Hillman, Office of State Rep. Mark A. Longietti The City of Sharon sits unassumingly in the Shenango Valley of Mercer County, nestled against Pennsylvania's border with Ohio. It has been a blue-collar town since its founding: first, as a home for coal...

Arts and Health: A Powerful Combination

By Anne Marie Rhoades, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance When it comes to arts advocacy, the mantra of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is “Data + Stories = Proof.” Tasked with making the case for arts and culture to civic influencers and elected...

PA Museums 2019 Conference Set for Philadelphia

By Rusty Baker, PA Museums PA Museums, Pennsylvania’s statewide museum association, is convening in Philadelphia for its annual conference, Trust, Transparency, and Transformation, April 7 – 9, 2019. Museums and historical organizations have retained the trust of...
Cover shot of the “Racial Equity and Arts Funding in Greater Pittsburgh" report.

Racial Equity and Arts Funding in Greater Pittsburgh

By Mitch Swain, CEO, and David Pankratz, Research & Policy Director, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council A 2015 presentation by one of GPAC’s board members, a leader in the Black arts community, cited instances of inequitable funding in Greater Pittsburgh. She...

BTE Celebrates 41 Years of Theatre in Bloomsburg (PA’s only town)

By Laura Haden, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble For 41 years (and counting), Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble has been embedded in the heart and soul of Downtown Bloomsburg and surrounding region. It begin in the summer of 1976 when a group of young actors, mostly graduates...

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Education Outreach – September 30, 2015
Laurie Zierer – PA Humanities Council
Susan Pannebaker – Pennsylvania Dept. of Education
Chelsey Pucka – Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Pam Keiper – Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Creative Aging – June 3, 2015
David Gingrich – PA Department of Aging
Steven Horner – PA Department of Aging
Jennie Peers-Smith – Elder Share the Arts
Jamie Dunlap – Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Gayle Cluck – Cultural Alliance of York County
Robin Beatty-Smith – Crispus Attucks Community Center – York

Tax Credit Programs – April 23, 2015
Rog Smith – Perry County Council on the Arts
Dawn Keefer – Pittsburgh Film Office
Sharon Pinkenson – Greater Philadelphia Film Office

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Waterfire Sharon—Weekend Fun in Mercer County

By Michael J. Hillman, Office of State Rep. Mark A. Longietti The City of Sharon sits unassumingly in the Shenango Valley of Mercer County, nestled against Pennsylvania's border with Ohio. It has been a blue-collar town since its founding: first, as a home for coal...

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Mifflin County Groups Work Together with At-Risk Youth

By Sam Price, Community Partnerships RC&D A new summer program developed by Community Partnerships RC&D in partnership with the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 and Mifflin Juniata Arts Council provides high-quality, interactive arts education for at-risk youth...

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Arts and Health: A Powerful Combination

By Anne Marie Rhoades, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance When it comes to arts advocacy, the mantra of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is “Data + Stories = Proof.” Tasked with making the case for arts and culture to civic influencers and elected...

read more