Arts Council Town Hall for Organizations

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Tuesday, January 25, 20223:30 - 5PM

Zoom Video Conference

Free

Event Details

After two years of changes in the arts and the world at large, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council wants to better address the needs of our community. Join us for a town hall where you can express your needs and desires as an arts organization in Pittsburgh. You do not have to be a member of the Arts Council to attend.

Why Attend?

It is our mission as an Arts Council to share the region's diverse and vibrant arts and cultural community with those who live here. We want to hear your thoughts, opinions, and ideas for programs that we can create to better serve you. What you share with us might be the foundation for Pittsburgh’s arts and cultural practices for years to come!

How it Works

We will lead participants through specific discussion points where you can provide your opinions and ideas for Arts Council programming. We will ask everyone to limit their input to two minutes, so everyone can speak.

You are invited to respond to the agenda (found below) in survey form prior to the town hall, whether or not you attend the actual event. This will ensure all your thoughts are captured. Click here to visit the arts organization Town Hall Survey.

The town hall for Pittsburgh’s arts organizations will take place in a private Zoom meeting, and will not be publicly shared. Following this town hall, we will analyze and evaluate the information shared to better serve the community’s needs in 2022 and beyond. We will publish our findings on our website, excluding all identifying information.

You must register for this free event to receive a Zoom meeting link.

Town Hall Agenda

3:30 – 3:40 p.m. – Introductions, agenda review, and shared agreements for engagement.

3:40 – 3:55 – Reflecting on Pittsburgh's arts management resources, what can you not find?

3:55 – 4:10 – Where have you not been able to build capacity?

4:10 – 4:25 – If you created one program that would be available to everyone, what would it be?

4:25 – 4:40 – As you reflect on your organization over the past two years, what needs are registering with you for the present and near future?

4:40 – 4:55 – Open Floor: Guests may share thoughts along any theme.

4:55 – 5:00 – Closing remarks.


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Hosted by

André Solomon

André Solomon
Manager of Programs

André Solomon (he/him) is a native of Massachusetts currently based in Pittsburgh by way of Syracuse, New York. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Flute from Syracuse University and a Master of Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University. With both degrees, André hopes to enforce social justice through the arts with the belief that the arts are a necessary component of human development.

Morgan Kasprowicz

Morgan Kasprowicz
Manager of Research and Special Projects

Morgan (she/her) was born in Pittsburgh and grew up in rural West Virginia. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in music from Belmont University, Morgan worked in music and performing arts education for nearly 10 years in the Nashville and Denver metro areas. Several of her students went on to study music and theatre at top national and international programs, and many are performing professionally. She was also granted the designation of “Lead Teacher” at Denver School of Science and Technology

Sarah Schreck

Sarah Schreck
Manager of Marketing

Sarah Schreck (she/her) has served the Arts Council since 2019 as an intern, part-time employee, and now as Manager of Marketing. In this role, she manages multiple responsibilities, including social media and advertising projects, and serving as the Pittsburgh Emerging Arts Leaders Liaison. She seeks to contribute to the well-being of the Pittsburgh community through the connective and healing power of artistic and interactive experiences. Sarah has practiced advertising and public relations for over seven years in both agency and art environments.