WE Convene: Together for the Future of the Arts

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.


Linda Flynn PH.D.

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… Read More

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.

Are you interested in being part of the Pinellas County Cultural planning process?


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

WE Convene – Public Art and Placemaking

Thursday, February 24th @ 8am – 10am – REGISTER TODAY and be part of the conversation of Public Art and Placemaking here in Pinellas County…. Read More

Thursday, March 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

WE Convene – Performing Arts

Thursday, March 24th @ 8am – 10am – REGISTER TODAY and be part of the conversation of Performing Arts: How to support and grow the performing arts within Pinellas County… Read More

Thursday, April 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

WE Convene – Accessibility and Equity

Thursday, April 28th @ 8am – 10am – REGISTER TODAY for the Accessibility and Equity session. Featured Speaker to be announced soon…. Read More

Thursday, May 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

WE Convene – Arts and Tourism

Thursday, May 12th @ 8am – 10am – REGISTER TODAY for this session that is extremely relevant to Pinellas County – Arts and Tourism: Leveraging our Brand and Arts and Cultural Marketing. Featured Speaker to be announced soon…. Read More

Thursday, June 23 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

WE Convene – Economic Wellbeing for Artists

Thursday, June 23rd @ 8am – 10am… Read More

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



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