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‘Tis the Season for Giving

This #GivingTuesday on December 3rd, millions of people will come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which…

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Save the Date for the Spring Brunch & Cultural Access Awards

Saturday, April 4th, 2020 | 12-3:30 PM World Cafe Live Save the date for our Annual Spring Brunch & Cultural Access Awards happening on Saturday,…

  • Art-Reach works with over 400 organizations throughout Philadelphia.

  • In 2019, Art-Reach provided 212,274 cultural opportunities.

  • The low-income and disability communities saved $8,138,300 through ACCESS Philly.

  • In 2019, we provided our Members 15,538 opportunities to attend live performances.

  • In the last five years, our programs reached over 700,000 people—more than our first 25 years combined.

  • In 2019, ACCESS Philly welcomed 182,527 people to 48 cutlural sites.

  • Our programmatic impact has increased by more than 1,500% over the last 5 years–from 13,000 to over 212,000 people.

  • In 2019, our Ticketing Program saved participants $733,719 in admission fees to live arts and museums.

ENCORE Program Spotlight

In October 2019, Art-Reach welcomed Member Organizations to a Halloween Party to participate in a performance by Story Up! and create arts and crafts with the Mutter Museum and Art-Reach staff.

Inventing stories that ranged from Peter Pan in Puerto Rico to mermaids in castles, Art-Reach members actively engaged with Story Up!’s seasoned and hilarious actors. The Mutter Museum provided a collage activity based on spooky historic images from their archived books and manuscripts. A daytime experience, during the week, that combined costumes, art-making, and creativity for our members was a joyful combination. We tip our hats to Bancroft for their costume participation and genuine enthusiasm for Encore programming.