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WE Convene – Economic Wellbeing for Artists

June 23, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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

Co-Hosts: Clearwater Arts Alliance & St Pete Arts Alliance
Keynote Speaker: Laura Zabel, Springboard for the Arts, Executive Director
Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 8am -10am
Location: Creative Pinellas , 12211 Walsingham Rd Largo, Florida



Laura Zabel

Executive Director, Springboard for the Arts Laura Zabel is the Executive Director of Springboard for the Arts, an economic and community development agency run by and for artists. Springboard provides programs that help artists make a living and a life, and programs that help communities connect to the creative power of artists. Springboard is a nationally recognized leader in artist-led community development, creative placemaking and cross-sector collaboration. Springboard’s work has been featured by the New York Times, PBS, Wall Street Journal,…… Read More


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. Sign up below for the presentation replay and the volunteer advisory committee opportunity to be sent to you after the event.

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.


June 23, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Creative Pinellas
Pinellas Community Foundation


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12211 Walsingham Rd
Largo, FL 33778 United States
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