On February 9th and 10th, arts and culture organizations Power Street Theatre, Souletri, Light Thief Productions, Theatre In The X, and Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists (PAPA) lead the 2021 Digital Rally for Philly Arts.
Streaming live for 12 hours each day on Power Street’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts, the Digital Rally for Philly Arts featured 50+ Philly artists and organizations with performances and discussions spanning from writers, comedians, poets, musicians, dancers, theater artists, and more. The goal of the rally was to highlight the value of arts and culture in the city, ahead of City Council’s budgeting decisions for the next fiscal year.
The 2021 Digital Rally was hosted by Tanaquil Marquez, Nicole Stacie, Lindo Yes and Sinta Storm. Participants included drummer Karen Smith, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Quiara A Hudes, the Artblog, poetry by Rachel O’Hanlon Rodriguez, Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists, city budget discussions led by Asaki Kuruma, and more.
On both days, the Digital Rally took a "break" for one hour from 3-4pm on streaming platforms to enjoy live music by DJ Nic Lopez and Tik Tok dance instruction by Taylor J Mitchell on PST's instagram to celebrate!
#SavePhillyArtsandCulture #LightsOn #OnePercent
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A collective of Philadelphia Arts and Culture leaders
The Digital Rally for Philly Arts was conceived by James Jackson, Executive Producer of Light Thief Productions with the support of Power Street Theatre, a collective of multicultural and multidisciplinary artists based in West Kensington. Lead organizers include LaNeshe Miller-White, James Jackson, Jose Alicea, Asaki Kuruma, Gabriela Sanchez and Erlina Ortiz.
On June 8th and 9th, 2020, a Digital Rally for Philly Arts was held for a period of 24-hours over two-days. It included a livestream of testimonials, performances, music, dance, and more was simulcast via the social media networks of Philadelphia arts organizations to oppose the defunding of arts and culture, reaching over 11,000 views to date. The Digital Rally for Philly Arts was conceived by James Jackson who attended PST’s Emergency Action Meeting and proposed this idea. It was held with the support of Power Street Theatre, Light Thief Productions, Big Picture Alliance, Girls Rock Philly, Rock to the Future, Spiral Q, Theatre in the X, and Vox Populi Gallery.
Funded by Bread and Roses Solidarity Fund