Emily Brewton Schilling writes:
"It's an honor to be among Broad Street Review's freelance writers, learning about Philadelphia's spectacular art-makers and organizations, and contributing to the cultural conversation. As one of the many people grieving losses during the pandemic, I've directly felt the power of art to help heal our hurts, expand our experience, and transform our lives. BSR is where I find out what's happening in and around our town. A lean team of smart, hardworking, caring people, BSR's editors provide a valuable resource for Philadelphia, for the writers and readers, and for the creative artists themselves. I can't imagine the city without Broad Street Review."
Cameron Kelsall writes:
"In 2023, Broad Street Review continued doing what it does best: providing the most thorough, comprehensive coverage of the arts in Philadelphia that you'll find anywhere. At a time when other publications regularly jettison reporting on theater, music, fine arts, and the other cultural institutions that make our city great, BSR has become the first stop for those who value informed perspectives in these vital areas. As a writer, I have always valued the freedom of collaboration that BSR and its editors foster, and the diverse viewpoints on display from my many colleagues. This work is a labor of love, but it cannot be sustained without the generous support of our readers and donors. Every dollar at BSR receives goes to ensuring that contributors are fairly compensated and the website remains free of paywalls -- both noble goals in the current moment. As you consider your end-of-year contributions, I hope you'll find room to support the essential work BSR continues to do.
We're so pleased that our writers show up and continue to be part of our work. You can support Broad Street Review with a donation today. Our Local Media Champions program honors our 19th anniversary in 2024.
Our Friends of BSR program has remained at $5 a month, or one $60 donation a year. Meanwhile, costs (including our web presence, our growing team of dedicated editors, writers, and other professionals, and other aspects of doing business) have risen. Traditional institutional supports are shifting throughout the arts and culture community. Broad Street Review writers deserve to be paid a competitive rate for their contributions.
As we look to the coming year, we’re inviting you to a new program, in honor of our 19th anniversary in 2024: our Local Media Champions. With a $19 monthly gift, you’ll continue to enjoy the benefits of being a Friend of BSR, including exclusive giveaways and free access to special events. In addition, we’ll connect with you and other Local Media Champions for deeper conversations, early access to editorials, and more. If you subscribe at this level for other publications, imagine the impact a similar investment in small organizations like ours can have. Together, let’s keep arts journalism going, and build new opportunities for our staff, readers, and partners—like you.
To be part of this, visit any Donate to BSR link and select “monthly” above the Amount menu, then select Local Media Champion.
And don't forget to join us, Wednesday December 20 for the annual Broad Street Review Year-end Recommend chat on Zoom. We'll hear from our senior staff, writers, Friends, and other readers about what books and more they've recently enjoyed.
Your support matters to our writers.