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