The Delaware County Arts Consortium (DCAC) is a collaborative of arts and culture groups working to advance the economic vitality of the Delaware County arts and culture community, and to promote the value of cultural resources to our local community.
Brandywine Museum of Art Curator Amanda C. Burdan
Brandywine River Museum of Art curator Amanda C. Burdan, Ph.D., discusses her interview with Witness to History photographer Stephen Somerstein and his documentation of the Selma-to-Montgomery march and Somerstein’s experiences in this significant moment in America’s Civil Rights Movement.
Delco Strong 3 Funding for Businesses and Non-Profits
Program guidelines for Delco Strong 3 funding for non-profit organizations and Businesses are available online now. Please note: If you received funding through Delco Strong 1 or 2 programs, you are not eligible for this round.
Funding for this program was designated by Delaware County Council from their CARES Act allocation to help sustain economic and community assets; offsetting loss due to the coronavirus public health emergency. Online application submissions will be accepted beginning Monday, November 2. See complete details.
PA Action Alert: $1 Billion Left in PA CARES Act Funding
In May of this year, Pennsylvania received $3.9 billion under the federal CARES Act. Of that $3.9 billion, Pennsylvania has $1 billion remaining. Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania is asking you to reach out to your members of the PA General Assembly and ask them to support the arts sector in Pennsylvania.
Sample emails and talking points can be found on the Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania website.
Ten Reasons to Invest in Your Local Arts Agency
Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research at Americans for the Arts, states the case for prioritizing arts funding in this piece, which can be useful when asking for support from donors and benefactors.
Local arts agencies—arts councils, arts commissions, cultural affairs departments—are an essential tool for community leaders as they rebuild their economies and promote social cohesion in the wake of COVID-19. The nation’s 4,500 local arts agencies (LAAs) support, present, and promote the dynamic value of the arts.