The Creative Economy in Recovery: Opportunities for Musician Changemakers
October 16, 2021, 1:30pm - 3pm PT/4:30 - 6 pm ET
According to Americans for the Arts, arts and culture sectors tend to recover from crises rapidly, and independently of other sectors. Beyond economics, the presence of arts and culture creates safer, healthier, more cohesive communities. For social change artists in particular, whose lives are dedicated to building a just, equitable society, their presence at the table of recovery is essential to restoring their own livelihoods and revitalizing their communities.
Facilitated by Liz Stookey Sunde (Executive Director and Co-Founder of Music to Life), panelists include seasoned activist musicians, Rachel Garlin, Jenn Johns and Dayo Ayodele, sharing the stories behind their work and their community-based projects. This panel offers ideas for artists and their allies who seek to collaboratively design 'fundable' music-driven social change programming. Participants will come away with tips and tools to facilitate community healing work as they also manage their own economic recovery as artists.