The best independent movie theaters in Philadelphia
Living in a cinema's paradise
KC Wingert rounds up the best independent theaters in the city while considering their history, their future, and their lasting impact on Philadelphia's film and arthouse culture.
Marguerite Anglin and the future of Philadelphia public art
Telling the collective Philadelphia story
The new director of public art in the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy wants more public art in the city to reflect more identities. Anndee Hochman profiles.
A look back: why the Philly theater scene needs the Black Lives Matter movement
Local artists speak
Writer An Nichols followed the recent national social justice explosion that rocked the Philly theater community, but she wanted to look closer, speaking with local artists about their experiences leading up to the current moment.
Getting up close with Intercultural Journeys's Close Ups: Scars and Emblems
Shapeshifting stories of hope and hurt
Ursula Rucker teams up with Intercultural Journeys for a second season of Close Ups, a series of hour-long performances and conversations. Christina Anthony previews.
A rebrand at the Annenberg Center is true to a move beyond the building
Welcoming Penn Live Arts
The arts presenter headquartered at the Annenberg Center goes back to its roots with a new name: Penn Live Arts. Camille Bacon-Smith explores the update.
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City Councilmember Isaiah Thomas launches the Philadelphia Arts and Culture Task Force
Will a new task force give arts leaders a voice in future city budgets?
Following a successful citywide fight to restore some of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, City Councilmember Isaiah Thomas helms a new task force to boost the arts sector in future. He spoke with Camille Bacon-Smith about what’s next.
How are leaders of the Pennsylvania Ballet weathering the pandemic?
Jumping into life at home
Just as it was poised to transition its contemporary ballets to the Perelman, the Pennsylvania Ballet hit the same crisis that every other live arts producer did. Camille Bacon-Smith spoke with the organization's leaders about how dance can survive a pandemic.
How are Philly dance companies surviving the COVID arts lockdown?
Hearts, minds, and bodies
Perhaps more than many other art forms, dance relies on the physical energy between dancers and their audience. Adapting to life in a pandemic is a special challenge for these companies. Leaders at Kun-Yang Lin Dancers and Koresh Dance spoke with Camille Bacon-Smith.
Scrambling to understand nonprofit arts funding? Here’s what you need to know
The creativity to survive
Nonprofit arts funding can be confusing and daunting, especially as City Council debates eliminating the Philadelphia Cultural Fund in a COVID-19 austerity budget. But there are possibilities and resources. Alix Rosenfeld busts the myths and provides the facts.
Seven tips for transforming in-person conferences into irresistible online experiences
If you stream it, will they come?
Conference veterans and networking mavens Neil Bardhan and Marta Rusek have your guide to organizing virtual gatherings that don’t suck (unless they involve Dracula).