We are pleased to announce the Creative Vitality™ Summit, 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. The convening is scheduled to take place virtually on Monday, September 20 and Tuesday, September 21, 2021.
WESTAF previously brought field leaders together to discuss the creative economy and state economic development in the form of a major convening in 2008. Now, we are once again assembling a group of today’s creative economy experts, economic development professionals, arts and culture leaders, solidarity economy advocates, and equity champions to share their knowledge and practice.
This year’s Creative Vitality™ Summit will feature 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 will delve 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.
We will be sending out further updates and details about the sessions in the coming weeks as more information becomes available. We hope to see you there!