Creative Vitality Summit

Thank you to everyone who joined us virtually on Monday, September 20 and Tuesday, September 21, 2021 for the 2021 Creative Vitality™ Summit! We had a successful series of discussions from today’s creative economy experts, arts and culture leaders, and equity champions.

Presented by WESTAF in partnership with the National Creative Economy Coalition, ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Grantmakers in the Arts, and more, this year’s Creative Vitality™ Summit featured a series of speakers, panels, and community-led discussions around how the creative economy intersects with the solidarity economy and other alternative economic models. These discussions delved into trends in creative work, centering the creative worker in creative economy development, and the role and need for networks of those advancing the creative economy across public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Couldn’t make it this year? Session recordings are below, or you can check out the Summit site to view session information, learn more about our 2021 speakers and more!



Please contact Deputy Director David Holland.