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In 2006, we launched Broad Street Review as a freewheeling alternative to traditional media arts coverage. Today our audience is growing, and so is the number of reviews and provocative essays submitted to us from seasoned writers and amateurs alike around the globe.

While conventional media have drastically reduced their arts and culture coverage — the Philadelphia Inquirer is laying off writers and City Paper is no more — ours has expanded. On our modest annual budget, we post more than 500 stimulating pieces a year. In addition to the critical essays that have always been a hallmark of BSR, we have features, interviews, and recommendations for coming events in the What's New, What's Next section.

And it’s all provided free to readers like you.

The bad news: Even on our modest budget, we need funding to keep doing what we’re doing. Foundation grants fill much of the gap. For the rest — about one-third of our budget — we rely on loyal readers like you.

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Philadelphia PA 19107

Whatever the amount, your donation will help us continue to expand our vital arts conversation in new directions.

Broad Street Review is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and your donation is fully tax-deductible. I hope we can count on your support.

Wendy Rosenfield, editor in chief