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Humanities Inspire Academic and Personal Growth in Philadelphia-Area Veterans
By Jared Valdez, PA Humanities Council University of Pennsylvania’s Veteran’s Upward Bound (VUB) program is an important service for veterans in the counties of Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia and Camden. For no cost, it provides them with the...
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...
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.
New Study Shows Arts and Cultural Production Contributed $704.2 Billion to the U.S. Economy in 2013
Today’s creative economy gets a big boost from the arts, according to new data from the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School Student Greer LeRoy Named ‘Poetry Out Loud’ State Champion
Greer LeRoy, a sophomore at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School in Beaver County is Pennsylvania’s 2016 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest state champion. LeRoy will represent Pennsylvania in the national con-test in Washington, D.C. on May 2-4.
Spotlight on … Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Since 1972, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (GPCA) has played a key role in ensuring the health and vitality of arts and culture in Greater Philadelphia. GPCA leads, strengthens, and gives voice to more than 450 member organizations who generate over $3.3 billion in economic impact for the region.
New Report from IMLS and LISC Says Yes, the Humanities Can Make a Difference
By Mary Ellen Burd, Pennsylvania Humanities Council A new national report by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) highlight the many ways museums and libraries collaborate with public-sector partners to...
Governor Wolf Proposes Modest Increases to Arts & Culture Line Items in FY 2016-17 Budget Proposal
By Jenny Hershour, Citizens for the Arts in PA Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal, presented in early February, included a $1 million in-crease in the Grants to the Arts line item bringing the line item to $10.59 million. The arts and culture line items represent a very...
How Arts and Culture Drive Economic Development in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
When an Artist decides to go on tour, they have many decisions to make – where will they rehearse, what venues will they play, how elaborate will their performance/staging be, what equipment will they use in order to create their vision, and where will they pro-cure these goods and services.
Spotlight on Museums…The Heinz History Center as an Economic Driver
by Rusty Baker, PA Museums Devoted to the history and heritage of Western Pennsylvania, the Senator John Heinz History Center is Pennsylvania’s largest history museum and a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.