Forum to inform local artists of community resources

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St. Petersburg College‘s Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions is bringing community leaders together on Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. via Zoom to help local artists who may be struggling due to COVID restrictions learn how they can access funds and resources.

ISPS Executive Director Kimberly Jackson said the goal is to ensure that the needs of local artists are met during this trying time.

“We heard the voices of the artistic community on their challenges with COVID and partnered with non-profit leaders in the community to provide better guidance on organizations that will support our innovative community,” Jackson said. “We are grateful for organizations like Creative Pinellas, Arts Alliance and Healthy Foundation St. Pete for their commitment to our keeping our communities healthy.”

The program will feature the following community leaders:

  • Jessica R. Eilerman, Small Business Liaison, Office of the Mayor and Manager, The Greenhouse, Planning & Economic Development
  • Kim Vogel, St. Pete Greenhouse Manager
  • Jocelyn Howard, Grow Smarter Manager
  • Dr. Cynthia Johnson, Director, Office of Small Business
  • Daisy Rodriguez, Director of Human Services
  • Reverend Watson L. Haynes, II, President of the Pinellas County Urban League
  • Shaina Bent, COO of the St. Petersburg Free Clinic.

Advance Zoom registration is required and is currently accessible via Facebook as well.

Participants in the webinar can expect substantive resources and information on community programs to assist with economic challenges during COVID and beyond. The discussion includes a Q & A.

Community partners and sponsors include: Creative Pinellas, Healthy Foundation St. Petersburg and the Arts Alliance.  Participating Community Partners include: St. Petersburg Fighting Chance Fund, St. Pete’s Business Resiliency Team and Arts Navigator, Pinellas Cares Fund for Individuals and Pinellas Cares Small Business Grants, Pinellas County Economic Development, Pinellas County Urban League and the St. Petersburg Free Clinic.

For further information, call 727-394-6942. 

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