Thank you for another great year of Arts and Culture Network Night. We are pleased to have hosted six virtual events in 2021. These virtual events provided a space to stay connected with each other and the arts in a challenging year. Being online pushed us to craft new avenues for connection. The public agenda helps us navigate the online platform, and “What’s Lifting You Up” gives us a chance to further incorporate arts and culture into the discussion.

We are grateful to Bri Watts, Shatara Jordan, and Keith Benford, Jr. for welcoming us with their gift of performance poetry. All three of these artists are part of the dynamic team at Twelve Literary Arts. To see more of their work, check out the Featured Artist section of the Public Agenda.

Business of the Network

Business of the Network participants explore conversations that are important to them during breakout conversations.

This month, topics included:
  • What resources or tools would help you improve accessibility for people with disabilities at your arts event, organization or community space? (Meg)
  • How can we better connect emerging artists to available resources? (Keith)
  • When we have resources, and when we don’t, what keeps us from acting on our passions (Bri)
  • How do we bridge the gap between leaders of different generations? (Charisse)

The Marketplace

We believe that everyone has something to offer and our community is stronger when everyone is able to contribute. The Marketplace provides a space to see this in action.

Here are just a few opportunities the emerged during the marketplace:

Public Agenda

Save the Date

We are adjusting the schedule for 2022 in hopes that we’ll be able to have some in-person events when good weather and public health circumstances allow. Mark your calendars and click the links below to register for these six dates.