Creative Pinellas partnered with the Pinellas Community Foundation to hold a series of public meetings on key topics of importance to the arts community.
Starting in February of 2022, the series was held monthly with a community town hall that landed in October due to Hurricane Ian, originally scheduled in September. The Town Hall was a moment to collectively share what had been discovered and to set the stage for next steps.
The Town Hall attendees experienced an expressive and inspiring keynote by cultural planner, Dr. Linda Flynn PH.D. who shared her expertise with the group.
A special announcement for 2023 was unveiled at the Town Hall! Pinellas County approved the forward motion for a Cultural Plan process to begin. The county has not had a cultural plan put into place since 2005, yes that was before the iPhone and Facebook existed. This was made possible by Creative Pinellas advocating for the opportunity for one in the county, and incorporating the community feedback from the WE Convene sessions held in 2022.
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Experience WE Convene
Experience the Town Hall Video and then review the sessions, including presentations and videos to see how the process and story unfolded.
Explore the WE Convene Sessions
Thursday, February 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Thursday, March 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Thursday, April 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Thursday, May 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Thursday, June 23 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Thursday, July 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
WE Convene – Arts & Education and Community Outreach
Thursday, July 21st @ 8am – 10am… Read More
Tuesday, October 18 @ Noon – 4pm
WE Convene – Public Town Hall Meeting
We are thrilled to announce that we can finally come together, learn about cultural planning and why it’s so important and valuable right now to the arts community in Pinellas County. Find out at the much anticipated We Convene Town Hall! Join us on our rescheduled date Tuesday, Oct 18th from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater!… Read More