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Pinellas Arts Community To Discuss the Creation of Art Environment

Pinellas Arts Community To Discuss the Creation of Art Environment

Creative Pinellas CEO Barbara St. Clair said, “It is time for artists, arts organizations, and businesses, as well as residents of Pinellas County, that they come together to evaluate, evaluate, ultimately determine our direction,” “We are thrilled to set the stage for discussion on topics vital for the growth and well being of the arts and the cultural landscape.

Six discussions will be open to the public at Gallery at Creative Pinellas in Largo starting February 1st, 8-10 a.m.

Each session will feature a keynote speaker and insight from local artists and other community leaders. A facilitated workshop will also be offered to help further the conversation.

Participants will be invited at the end to volunteer to work on the topic covered.

Creative Pinellas invites everyone to a public meeting in September on all the topics discussed.

WE Convene sessions will include the following:

  • February 24, 2009: Public Art and Placemaking

Co-host: Forward Pinellas

Renee Piechocki is the keynote speaker, public artist

  • March 24: Performing Arts

The Florida Orchestra as co-host

Keynote Speaker: Mark Cantrell President and CEO of The Florida Orchestra

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We will announce additional keynote speakers and details on the topic of the sessions closer to the event.

  • April 28: Equity and Accessibility
  • May 19: Arts and Tourism
  • June 23: Economic needs and well-being for artists
  • July 21: Arts & Education and Community Outreach

Pinellas Community Foundation CEO Duggan cooley stated that vibrant arts and culture are essential for thriving communities. The arts help us express our humanity, grow our ability to learn, and contribute to the economy. The pandemic has highlighted the need to review how Pinellas County supports artists and arts organizations in today’s rapidly changing times. Creative Pinellas is a great partner for PCF. We are excited to engage our community in dialogue, leading to actions that will strengthen the arts’ future.

We will announce additional keynote speakers and details about the topic of the sessions closer to the event.

Click here to register or for more information here.

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