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 Regional Arts Summit – Maximizing the Arts Economic Impact for Pinellas County.  They will be joined by the Clearwater Arts Alliance, North Pinellas Cultural Alliance, 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 (invited)
  • Karen Seel, Pinellas County Commissioner
  • Jack Latvala, Florida Senate, District 16 (invited)

PINELLAS COUNTY RESOURCES FOR ARTS & CULTURE:

  • Jessica Eilermann, Small Business Liaison & Mayor’s Maker Liaison, Office of the Mayor & Manager, The Greenhouse
  • Bob Ironsmith, Housing & Economic Development Dir., Dunedin
  • Doreen Caudell, CGC / Owner, D-Mar General Contracting & Development Inc. and Councilmember, City of Clearwater

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.  Conference registration and further details HERE