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The Cultural Alliance is a broad coalition of arts and culture organizations, businesses, nonprofits, venues, individual artists and supporters of arts and culture, that is dedicated to bolster the overall economic and cultural advancement of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania while celebrating the diverse fabric of our region.

Our Vision

The Cultural Alliance believes that arts and culture should be embossed in all sectors of the community. By leveraging the power of creativity, we can help to unite and invigorate our region by building relationships, fostering growth and encouraging cultural connections in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.

Our Mission

The Cultural Alliance fosters support for the advancement of arts and culture in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. We will be the innovative leader for a thriving regional arts community. We value strategic partnerships that strengthen vibrant diversity of arts and culture for residents, artists, cultural and civic organizations, business and tourists.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Promote awareness, appreciation and engagement in cultural initiatives and the arts
  • Support local artists, creative small businesses and arts and culture organizations
  • Amplify and promote the positive cultural brand of the region
  • Work to increase public and private investments in cultural institutions and artists in the region and support policies that create a steady stream of funding for arts and culture entities
  • Support policies that strengthen the power of artists, cultural organizations and creative small businesses to drive workforce development and economic resilience

Our Founding Members

  • Ballet Western Reserve
  • The Butler Institute of American Art
  • JAC Management Group (includes Covelli Centre, WD Packard Music Hall, Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre)
  • Youngstown Playhouse
  • Youngstown State University (includes Cliffe College of Creative Arts, Dana School of Music, Department of Visual & Dramatic Arts, McDonough Museum of Art, WYSU)
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