Providing affordable shared management resources to the arts, heritage, and creative communities of Greater Philadelphia.


bring your business model to scale

Venture is currently in development with generous funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The program is envisioned as a three-phase accelerator that starts with a cohort of participants selected through an application process from the community of projects in CultureTrust. Like Trust, Venture is a shared management solution, but focusing on a comprehensive marketing and development team.

We will post information here as our research and development work on this program progresses.

jumpstart organizational growth

Venture is an accelerator program designed to build business strategy, management team, programs and products, and above all, revenue. It is designed for startups with growth potential or established organizations that want to re-tool for the New Economy, find their right size, or take a quantum leap up in scale. At the core of the program is a marketing and fundraising team—a comprehensive revenue generator—that is shared among participants.

your marketing & development team

Venture provides a complete marketing and development team—not just consultants, but seasoned professionals who can bring in the money.

Participation in Venture includes a Basic Flex coworking membership for the duration of our work together and access to our Fellows. You’ll get all of the benefits and amenities of coworking, so you can start implementing and building community around your work.

perks from our partners

In addition to the coworking space, equipment, shared solutions and environment filled with creativity and productivity we have a team of partner businesses that are thrilled to share their products and services with CultureWorks members as a way to say “you’re awesome.” Enjoy.

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    The Living Room Cafe
  • The Living Room Cafe

    The Living Room Cafe  is farm to table your way. Their menu is locally sourced and offers freshly prepared food for dining in, taking out, and catering. They are a small business that goes above and beyond offering customizable catering orders, Gluten-Free, and vegan options in addition to classic offerings. They utilize compostable wares and are committed to 0-10% waste - as well as donating 5% of their sales to various non-profits. As CultureWorks members, you receive a 10% discounted rate when you order catering from The Living Room Cafe.  Contact Zachary for details at or 484-437-2069.

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    Aumen Brothers Video Production
  • Aumen Brothers Video Production

    Aumen Brothers creates the films that tell the stories that spread the message...your message. As a boutique video production company, they're on a mission to create, capture, and produce breathtaking imagery for advertising, narrative, and informative stories. As CultureWorks members, you receive discounted rates when you work with Aumen Brothers to tell your story!  Contact Eric for details: eric[at]

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  • RHealth

    R-Health is a leader in the growing national movement toward Direct Primary Care (DPC).  DPC is an innovative, membership-based approach to comprehensive primary and preventive care that dramatically improves the quality and convenience of patient care, driving better health outcomes.  CultureWorks members get a free month trial as well as $10 off services on-going.

    Contact RHealth: info[at] for more information (and to sign up!)

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    Philadelphia Weekly
  • Philadelphia Weekly

    All CultureWorks members receive non-profit pricing (40% off) for all advertising in Philadelphia Weekly – regardless of their non-profit status.

    Contact Monica Kanninen for more info: monica[at]


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    Optimal Sport Health Club
  • Optimal Sport Health Club

    Optimal Sport Health Club is located right in our building and offers unparalleled guest service, pointed attention, and a team of professional fitness experts. The gym includes an abundance of group fitness classes as well as state of the art equipment.  CultureWorks members receive discounted pricing on all levels of gym membership, and up to 50% off initiation fees.  Workout your body as well as your mind!

    Contact Paul Krowiki for more details: paul[at]

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    Pure Fare
  • Pure Fare

    Pure Fare’s mission is to provide delicious, fresh, healthy, all natural foods that allow consumers to achieve their health goals.  They source the finest organic ingredients and partner with local farmers and food artisans to create tasty (and sustainably cultivated) casual meals.  Plus, they’re right up the street – grab lunch to go!  CultureWorks members receive 10% off purchases and special pricing on catering.

    Contact Kriti Sehgal for details: kriti.sehgal[at]

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    Mugshots Catering
  • Mugshots Catering

    Mugshots Farm to Office Catering offers socially and environmentally responsible food and coffee service. Like their regular coffeehouse menu, Mugshots catering includes locally and sustainably farmed foods. In line with their triple bottom line philosophy, they also provide compostable and recyclable disposables.  CultureWorks members receive 10% off all catering orders with a waived delivery fee!

    Contact Zachary Scott for more info: catering[at]

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  • ZipCar

    ZipCar offers carsharing across the Greater Philadelphia region – including just blocks from our office!  CultureWorks members enjoy discounted pricing on hourly rates, day rates and annual membership fees.  Members may start their onboarding process here.

    Contact Matt Hill for more details: mhill[at]

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    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
  • Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Inc. works to preserve and restore the architecture of Eastern State Penitentiary, a National Historic Landmark.  This national treasure is open daily for museum-goers of all ages.  CultureWorks members receive 15% off admission and tours.

    Contact the ESP box office for more information: 215-263-3300

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  • TicketLeap

    TicketLeap is the premiere, locally-based, customizable ticketing service for events, shows and performances in the Philadelphia region.  CultureWorks members enjoy special pricing including 25 cents off each online sale, 50 cents off each box office sale, and a $0.00 initiation fee.

    Contact Tim Raybould for details: help[at]


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    Philadelphia City Paper
  • Philadelphia City Paper

    All CultureWorks members receive non-profit pricing (35% off) for all advertising in City Paper – regardless of their non-profit status.

    Contact Stephan Sitzai for more details: stephan[at]

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  • Smarter Benefit

    U.S. Spaces Real Estate offers discounted, personalized service to members through CultureWorks Smarter Benefit program.  This includes 15% off buying or selling your home and/or a $150 rebate on rentals.  Members begin their registration process at CultureWorks' landing page for the program.

    Contact Andrew Janos, Licensed Broker, for more details

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    Mike Troisi Photography
  • Mike Troisi Photography

    Professional photographer Mike Troisi is CultureWorks’ in-house photo-guru.  Mike provides discounted headshots and retouching service twice a month right here in the office!  Not only convenient, but also discounted: special pricing for members applies.

    Contact Mike Troisi for more info: miketrophoto[at]

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    Delaware Valley Farm Share
  • Delaware Valley Farm Share

    Support local family farms by signing up for deliveries from The Delaware Valley Community Shared Agriculture program (CSA.)  CultureWorks members can join in to receive local, fresh produce right here at our door!  No need to make a special trip, just come in for your day of work and leave with your veggies.

    Contact Zach Lifton, Coworking Manager, for more information