St. Petersburg, FL (September 16, 2021). The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, along with its community partners, The Palladium and the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions is pleased to announce a special Mayoral Forum on the Arts that will be attended by both candidates running for Mayor, Robert Blackmon and Kenneth Welch.
The forum is provided for the entire community to ask questions and gain knowledge from both candidates on the views and plans for the arts within the City of St. Petersburg. The moderator for this discussion will be Kimberly Jackson, Executive Director of the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions and a board member of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.
Paul Wilborn, Executive Director of The Palladium and Terry Marks, CEO of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance will welcome the community at this free event at The Palladium on Tuesday, October 5 at 6:00PM for the one hour forum.
Pre-registration for this event, as well as submitting your questions in advance for the candidates can be found at https://stpeteartsalliance.org/arts-alliance-events/ The doors will open at 5PM for seating and will adhere to mask and CDC Covid safety requirements.
Topics for this forum will include, but not limited to: funding, housing for artists, economic development through the arts, creative workforce development and tourism.
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance strives to be the umbrella organization for the arts — advocating for the arts, facilitating the growth of the creative arts community, and driving arts-related economic development in St. Petersburg. www.stpeteartsalliance.org
The Palladium is proud to operate as a department of St. Petersburg College. With its two venues, the 815-seat main concert hall Hough Hall, as well as its intimate award-winning 175-seat candlelit listening room The Side Door, and now event streaming, The Palladium fosters artistically and culturally diverse performing arts, educational and film programs that bring artists and audiences together in a first-class professional, affordable setting.
The Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions (ISPS) at St. Petersburg College aims to ENHANCE understanding, EDUCATE students and citizens, and ENGAGEconversation in support of effective, solution-oriented public policy.