WE Convene: Accessibility and Equity

This important discussion centered around exploring these ideas of REACH and ENGAGEMENT as we looked at Accessibility and Equity in Pinellas County.

Co- Hosted by Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dallas Jackson, Artist, Educator, Researcher, Arts Consultant

Thursday, April 28, 2022 | 8am -10am

Some of the topics we explored at this session:


  • Build reach and expansion beyond the immediate circle by strengthening partnerships and exploring new physical spaces.
  • Use existing spaces to feature differently abled artists, BIPOC artists, and other historically marginalized artists. Identify locations throughout the county to access.
  • Establish Differently Abled/BIPOC/Historically Marginalized Call to Artists in order to create access, build equity, and to co-operate and get information out throughout the community.
  • Identify better avenues for communication with artists about calls, opportunities, and access.
  • How to meet the community where they are and get them to come where you already are?


  • Create a concrete destination for African American Art.
  • Does this county support funding?
  • How can we continue to communicate and create equity in how and where museum funding in this county is focused and distributed?
  • How to get different audiences and different stories into the museums and other arts and cultural spaces.
  • How does decision making affect all of us based on systematic racism and/or bias toward ability?

WE Convene: Together for the Future of the Arts

Creative Pinellas is partnering with the Pinellas Community Foundation – 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…. Read More

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