From Advocacy to Impact

Expanding the Impact of Our Arts Messaging to:
Build New Audiences • Create New Partnerships • Brand our Community as an Extraordinary Arts and Cultural Destination 

Join us at The EpiCenter at St Petersburg College in Clearwater on
August 23rd from 8:30am – 4:00pm

Keynote Speaker:
Bahia Ramos from New York City based Wallace Foundation

Breakfast and Lunch will be served

Get Tickets – $25

From Advocacy to Impact

 Keynote Speaker: Bahia Ramos, Director of Arts at Wallace Foundation

Bahia Ramos joined the New York City based Wallace Foundation in 2018 as Director of Arts. She leads the team responsible for the strategy and implementation of the foundation’s work in areas including  and promoting arts education for young people.

Before arriving at Wallace, Ramos served as program director of the arts for the Knight Foundation, where she led the organization’s strategy for its $35 million annual investment in arts funding across the country. In that role, she built national partnerships and initiatives with organizations such as ArtPlace and Sundance and worked on the local level to bring more high-quality arts experiences to diverse audiences and neighborhoods. Previously, Ramos served as Knight’s director/community foundations, managing a $140 million investment in community foundations supporting local civic innovation and community vibrancy.

Ramos will share insights from The Wallace Foundation’s Building Audiences for Sustainability Initiative, which as of 2017 contributed $151,391,546 in funding for audience development for the arts. Over the past four years this grant has provided funds for arts organizations to answer questions such as: How can we build new audiences while retaining current ones? How can our efforts contribute to our financial health and how can they be sustained? What are the most innovative ideas that we can tap into and how can we share what we learn?

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