Amplifying Dynamic Voices & Resources!
Are you seeking a virtual platform that amplifies social justice and/or artistic resources? Check out these inspiring individuals and organizations co-creating transformative impact.
City of Philadelphia FY2023 Budget proposal cuts funds for Arts & Culture
Newly proposed annual budget for the City of Philadelphia FY2023 suggests approximately $1M budget cut for Arts and Culture sector next year. Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance CEO Patricia Wilson Aden state in their website, "What is most disappointing, though, is that $3.5 million was deemed “too much” to allocate for arts and culture within a $5.61 billion budget (Less than 1%)" and PST strongly agree.
So what can we do? Contact your local Council Members and tell them why you think arts and culture is important for you, for your community, and our beautiful and tough city!!
Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL)
Parent Artist Advocacy League is a national organization providing resources, support, and solution for the parents and caregivers who are in the performing arts and media industry. Our Advisory Board member Tamanya Garza is the national director of Community & Justice Initiatives. They just released a handbook of best practices for supporting caregivers in the performing arts. There are also grants and other info on the site.
Learn Your Shadow by Ang Bey
Multi-disciplinary artist Ang Bey read this piece of writing during the Digital Rally in 2020, and we instantly fell in love with the intensity and vulnerability of their voice. Jen Cleary filmed and edited a video, and here is a teaser. The entire video will come out on February 9th during the Digital Rally 2021.
To read the text in English, click here>>
To read the text in Spanish, click here>>
Immigration: Survival Guide Resource
This is the resource sheet we curated for the Comunidades Conectades June event, discussing immigration in the USA in 2021. It includes the information on organizations and agencies for legal services, health assistance, housing issue and food assistance.
*By clicking it will open a 2-page PDF document (in English and Spanish).
Digital Rally Update!
The City of Philadelphia's Arts, Culture and Creative Economy has published the Final Findings Report on what the City's arts and culture need from the City to recover from the crisis due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is critical for the City to support the small- and mid-size non-profit organizations that contribute to the City's economy and vibrancy.
Tell your District Councilmember that you support the funding for the arts and cultural organizations>>>
COVID-19 and Vaccination
Here is the latest on the vaccination in the City of Philadelphia.
Go to their website- COVID-19
The City of Philadelphia has started the registration for your to receive the vaccination.
Here is the information sheet we created for Comunidades Conectadas Story Circle (in English & Spanish). There are resources about cost, safety, and places you can get the vaccination.