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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 in...

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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...

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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...

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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 illuminated...

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PCCA’s Quilt-Barn Project

By Roger Smith, PCCA “Thanks for getting me out of math class.” This expression of gratitude came from a student who was using geometry to lay out a quilt design on two 4’ x 8’ sheets of plywood. I was observing her and her classmates as they participated in an arts...

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Culture Counts in Greater Pittsburgh

Yes, Culture Counts in Greater Pittsburgh. The arts & culture sector annually sup-ports 29,347 full-time equivalent jobs, $567,655,591 in household income, and $108,657,526 in state and local taxes.

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