Culture Across Communities is the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s first national report, relies on data from the Cultural Data Project, and is supported by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The report covers the activities of 5,502 organizations in 11 metros: Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Twin Cities, and Washington, DC. Collectively, these communities employ 906,000 paid and volunteer positions and spend $13 billion annually.
The communities examined had a collective population of more than 75 million residents, or 23.7% of the total population of the country. The report, which follows up and expands on the Alliance’s 2014 Portfolio research on the financial health of the arts and culture sector in Philadelphia, is featured on Philly.com, The Washington Post, and The NonProfit Times.