The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is committed to making Greater Philadelphia one of the foremost creative regions in the world.
The Cultural Alliance was established in 1972 by nine Philadelphia cultural institutions to coordinate historical and cultural activities for the Bicentennial Celebration. It was subsequently incorporated as a membership organization for cultural organizations to discuss and resolve issues of mutual concern. Over time, the Alliance’s offerings have grown to include programs and services in marketing, policy and advocacy, grantmaking, research, and health and employee benefits and its impact reaches 375 member organizations as well as the region as a whole.
Since 2000, the Cultural Alliance has transformed itself into a leadership organization that helps shape major regional policy decisions, increases public engagement in arts and culture, and ensures that culture is a key element of Philadelphia’s renaissance. The Cultural Alliance has made significant contributions to the cultural sector of the region and has become one of the leading cultural alliances in the country.