NPCA Conference Aims to Unify Arts, Cultural & Historical Initiatives

NPCA Conference Aims to Unify Arts, Cultural & Historical Initiatives

North Pinellas Cultural Alliance (NPCA) announces "Combining Forces Too", a daylong conference created to consider initiatives for the promotion of cultural activities in North Pinellas County. The conference, to be held in the Heye Great Room at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd, is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, 2016 beginning at 9:00AM.

NPCA is funded by six municipalities including Clearwater, Dunedin, Largo, Tarpon Springs, Safety Harbor and Oldsmar along with private donations. The object of the conference is to unify participating organizations to promote and improve the profile and image of North Pinellas County. "We are excited to see the growth of cultural arts in North Pinellas and looking forward to the positive results NPCA will bring to the area in 2016," said Safety Harbor City Manager Matthew Spoor.

Attendees are encouraged to join the discussion on three initiatives:

  • An Arts, Cultural and Historical Festival that will link all six municipalities via the
    Pinellas Trail.
  • A public art partnership with Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) to feature
    designs on bus shelters created by local artists, depicting the spirit of each of the six municipalities.
  • Opportunities to share resources to unify and promote cultural activities.

During the morning session attendees will hear from cultural and civic leaders and learn about
the three initiatives. After lunch there will be a break-out session for discussion and debate from participants.

"This conference will attract participants that are interested in these aspects of our civilization and have a want to promote our region," said NPCA Executive Director Colin Bissett. "There is no question we have great talent and great ideas that will help pull these communities together and that combined thoughts can make our area a desirable and exciting place to visit."

"Combining Forces Too" is sponsored by the six municipalities and Ruth Eckerd Hall. "This is the ideal time to clench our ten fingers into two fists and establish our importance to our Community," said Zev Buffman, President/CEO of Ruth Eckerd Hall.

To register, visit by April 5th and search for North Pinellas Cultural Alliance. Attendees can opt to pay a $1 fee or purchase a box lunch which includes the cost of registration.