Art Attack launches on Philly.com

Posted: March 08, 2013

PHILLY.COM is expanding its Philadelphia arts coverage with the launch of digital content from Art Attack, which was created out of a partnership between Drexel University's Center for Cultural Outreach and the Daily News, it was announced Thursday.

Art Attack's coverage of local artists includes musicians, world music, film, theater, dance and classical, contemporary and performance art in Philadelphia communities.

"Our new partnership with Art Attack will allow us to provide our readers with even more extensive coverage on the widest array of arts in Philadelphia," said Lexie Norcross, vice president of digital operations and director of Interstate General Media, parent company of Philly.com.

Art Attack coverage resides on the entertainment channel of Philly.com. Drexel University students provide most of the content.

"Philadelphia's creative sector helps drive our economy and makes the region a cultural destination," said John A. Fry, president of Drexel University, adding that the partnership will increase arts coverage and offer Drexel students "yet another opportunity for unique, real-world professional experience."

Jason Wilson, director of Drexel University's Center for Cultural Outreach and project director of Art Attack, wrote the grant that provides approximately $80,000 in funding for the arts initiative from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts' Community Arts Journalism Challenge.

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