We were thrilled to learn about cultural planning and why it’s so important and valuable right now to the arts community in Pinellas County.
The much anticipated We Convene Town Hall commenced on Tuesday, Oct 18th from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater!
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We came together to review the results of the six WE CONVENE sessions, which started in February and continued through July. Presenters shared both what was discovered during the process and the innovative ideas participants developed and shared.
We heard from cultural planner, Dr. Linda Flynn PH.D. who shared her expertise on cultural planning.
The October 18th Town Hall is an outgrowth of six meetings sponsored by Creative Pinellas and Pinellas Community Foundation and co-hosted by area arts leaders including the Florida Orchestra, The St. Petersburg and Clearwater Arts Alliances, the Carter Woodson Museum, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Forward Pinellas and Arts4All. . These meetings featured small group discussions, and featured guest speakers from within and outside Pinellas County who shared their pioneering approaches to sustain, nurture and grow the arts, and to innovatively solve key challenges in their communities.
Free and open to the public.
Creative Pinellas is partnering with the Pinellas Community Foundation for this WE Convene Town Hall and Sessions.
Location: Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33759
Run of Event:
12:30-1 p.m.: Registration and Networking
1-2 p.m.: Keynote Address featuring Linda Flynn who will help us focus on cultural planning
2-2:30 p.m.: Presentations of WE CONVENE findings. Arts community members will be sharing some of the amazing findings and ideas from the WE CONVENE discussions
2:30- 4 p.m.: Putting it all together. We’ve set the stage. We understand the landscape. We have some really good ideas. And now we have some new tools and resources that we haven’t had before. What are the next steps? What can we do as a community, today, to move things forward? How can we work together, to build a cultural plan and to make things happen?
Linda is a partner with Cultural Planning Group, joining the group in 2014. She is a planner who contributes nationally to best practices in planning, research, civic learning, and engagement for the creative sector. Linda has developed innovative cultural plans, public art master plans, cultural tourism plans for diverse cities and counties across the country. Cultural planning is a powerful tool to assist communities to achieve civic goals for identity, building the creative economy, economic development, equity, revitalization, public/private partnerships,…… Read More
WE Convene Sessions