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These Philly students are using paper cranes to fight the school-to-prison pipeline results

May 9, 2018 9:45 am

These Philly students are using paper cranes to fight the school-to-prison pipeline

A team from John Bartram High School won the Aspen Challenge: Philadelphia and are heading to Colorado next month to present their artistic solution to keep youth in school.
How Asian Arts Initiative’s 25th anniversary celebration explores the concept of home purpose

Apr. 26, 2018 11:36 am

How Asian Arts Initiative’s 25th anniversary celebration explores the concept of home

And more: The silver jubilee's events, to be held May 3 through 6, will feature civil rights-focused concerts, dance performances inspired by the resilience of women and a series of workshops and screenings.
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s new report explains why rich donors give funding

Apr. 20, 2018 11:22 am

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s new report explains why rich donors give

The arts nonprofit's latest research reveals that high-net-worth individuals respond to meaningful personal engagement — plus, more staff diversity could mean more cash.
5 easy edits to make your org’s website more accessible right now method

Apr. 17, 2018 9:02 am

5 easy edits to make your org’s website more accessible right now

For strapped nonprofits, taking on "accessibility" may seem daunting. Here are some quick ways orgs can maximize their impact in a big way for a community of people traditionally underserved.
Songs in the Key of Free is crowdfunding to produce an album of inmates’ music funding

Apr. 16, 2018 7:28 am

Songs in the Key of Free is crowdfunding to produce an album of inmates’ music

The songs recorded at SCI Graterford are almost ready to be heard by the public, but first, the volunteer-led group needs $5,000.
Why Bartol Foundation calls its funding partnership with Small But Mighty Arts a ‘win-win’ funding

Mar. 22, 2018 9:55 am

Why Bartol Foundation calls its funding partnership with Small But Mighty Arts a ‘win-win’

The funder is distributing micro-grants for teaching artists through the volunteer-run nonprofit. It's a partnership of missions and shared resources.
This community performance project aims to destigmatize Kensington purpose

Mar. 2, 2018 12:00 pm

This community performance project aims to destigmatize Kensington

The Renegade Company is developing a Fringe Festival play with residents about how they view substance abuse and how the opioid epidemic impacts their neighborhoods.
DataArts just dropped some neat videos on data literacy for arts nonprofits purpose

Mar. 1, 2018 9:30 am

DataArts just dropped some neat videos on data literacy for arts nonprofits

Tracking data "can seem big and overwhelming" for smaller organizations that haven't done it before. These four stories break it down.
Maori Karmael Holmes moved to LA to work for Ava DuVernay. What about BlackStar? people

Feb. 20, 2018 2:55 pm

Maori Karmael Holmes moved to LA to work for Ava DuVernay. What about BlackStar?

"I would really pinch myself if I didn't explore what's possible with this new position." The film festival's founder will stay on as artistic director, but changes are in store.
cinéSPEAK’s 2018 season kicks off with Ai Weiwei doc ‘Human Flow’ purpose

Jan. 29, 2018 11:16 am

cinéSPEAK’s 2018 season kicks off with Ai Weiwei doc ‘Human Flow’

The volunteer-run group hosts public film screenings in nontraditional spaces and is most known for its local support of the #BoycottTheOscars movement.

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