Regional Arts Summit – Maximizing the Arts

Regional Arts Summit – Maximizing the Arts

Regional Arts Summit - Maximizing the Arts, July 21, 2017

After a year-long county-wide arts and culture economic impact study, the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and Creative Pinellas will announce the outcomes at the July 21st 2017 Regional Arts Summit – Maximizing the Arts Economic Impact for Pinellas County. They will be joined by the Clearwater Arts Alliance, North Pinellas Cultural Alliance, and Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts. It is the first countywide collaboration among the five arts agencies serving the creative community with information, resources and ideas.

The summit will feature Keynote Speaker, Randy Cohen, VP of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts. Featured Luncheon Guest Speakers are Sandy Saughnessy, Dir. of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and Lauren Davenport, Founder and CEO at The Symphony Agency
Countywide civic and elected leaders will speak on panels about the economic impact and how the arts contribute to our economy.
COUNTY ARTS GROWTH – LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION:
Ken Welch, Pinellas County Commissioner
Karen Seel, Pinellas County Commissioner
Doreen Caudell, Council Member, City of Clearwater and Owner D-Mar General Contracting & Developments, Inc.
PINELLAS COUNTY RESOURCES FOR ARTS & CULTURE:
Jessica Eilermann, Small Business Liaison & Mayor’s Maker Liaison, Office of the Mayor & Manager, The Greenhouse
Bob Ironsmith, Director of Economic and Housing Development and the Community Redevelopment Agency
David Downing, Pres. & CEO, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater
Dr. Cynthia Johnson, Dir. Small Business Development Center, Pinellas County Economic Development
MEET THE SPONSORS:
Moderator – Karen Eber Davis, Pres., Karen Eber Davis Consulting
Michelle Cyr, AARP Florida Associate State Director for Advocacy & Community Outreach in Tampa Bay
Jeff Baker, Duke Energy, Government & Community Relations Manager
Ann Shaler, Sr. VP Enterprise Business & Community Engagement, Bank of America
MEET THE GRANT MAKERS:
Moderator – Karen Eber Davis, Pres., Karen Eber Davis Consulting
Duggan Cooley, Exec. Dir., Pinellas Community Foundation
Michael Killoren, Exec. Dir., Morean Arts Center
Curtis Young, Arts Consultant, Florida Divison of Cultural Affairs
WHERE: EpiCenter at St. Petersburg College, 13805 58th St. N., Clearwater
WHEN: Friday, July 21, 2017, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
PRESENTERS: St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, Creative Pinellas, Clearwater Arts Alliance, North Pinellas Cultural Alliance, Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts
COST: $25 per person, includes lunch
Space is limited.