CultureWorks is a management commons for arts, heritage, and creative communities — a platform of space, human capital, and services to help artists not only survive, but flourish.
With more than 220 members, including 100+ fiscally sponsored projects, we provide equitable access to management resources for both individuals and organizations, the makers and preservers of culture.
Our commons is inspired by a means of community based economic and social support practiced within a vast variety of cultures, regions, and time periods: The sharing of resources.
For many folks, especially members of historically marginalized communities, sharing money, food, living quarters, supplies, and more is how they gained access to the resources they needed to not only survive, but flourish. Through sharing resources, they were able to reduce costs and other barriers that served as hindrances to finding support for their work.
The CultureWorks community continues this tradition as an intentional community of creative and cultural practitioners, a management commons dedicated to providing equitable access to the resources creative and cultural practitioners in the Greater Philadelphia region need to flourish.