We Convene: Economic Wellbeing for Artists and Arts Organizations

Creative Pinellas along with the Pinellas Community Foundation will hold a series of six public meetings on key topics in the arts community

We Convene: Economic Wellbeing for Artists: How to Ensure Artist and Arts Organizations Thrive in Pinellas County.

Co- Hosted with Clearwater Arts Alliance and St Petersburg Arts Alliance

Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 8am -10am

Location: Creative Pinellas , 12211 Walsingham Rd Largo, Florida

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Laura Zabel, Springboard for the Arts, Executive Director

We Convene :

Creative Pinellas is partnering with the Pinellas Community Foundation to hold a series of six public meetings on key topics of importance to the arts community. Starting in February and continuing through the summer, the series will end with a community town hall in September to collectively share what has been discovered and to set the stage for next steps.

  • February 24: Public art and Placemaking
  • March 24: Performing arts
  • April 28: Accessibility and equity
  • May 12: Arts and tourism
  • June 23: Economic needs/wellbeing and sustainability for artists
  • July 21: Arts and Education/Community outreach Connecting with and supporting youth

Each meeting will be from 8am -10am and will start with arrival/ networking for the first 30 minutes, followed by the introduction to some Pinellas County success stories that are working in the landscape of the specific meeting topic.

A keynote speaker will kick off the working session with an inspirational/aspirational presentation, followed by breakout discussions to understand key issues or needs, raise ideas and solutions to address those needs. The meeting will close with a call for participants interested in working on the topic to bring their findings together to be featured in a Town Art style meeting in September.

For those Interested, but unable to attend: We understand not everyone is available to attend the in-person event, but we would still like to invite you to be part of the conversation. Register on the ticket page for the presentation replay and the volunteer advisory committee opportunity to be sent to you after the event.

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