Reframing: GPAC’s Annual Convening

Tue. Jun 18, 2019 at 12:00pm EDT
$45.00 - $100.00
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$45.00 - $100.00
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Join Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council for an afternoon full of dialogue about trends and issues facing our vibrant arts community. During the 2019 Annual Convening, titled Reframing, we want to challenge your typical way of thinking about your craft.  We want you to reframe the way you work, monetize, and build audiences. You’ll hear from experts in various fields about these topics and have the opportunity to connect with Pittsburgh’s arts and culture community.

We’re offering a new convening format that we hope you’ll enjoy, including a new start time with lunch included and a cocktail hour with live music. We look forward to networking and hearing about your latest artistic endeavors, celebrating the strengths of our arts community, and learning how to make it stronger.

Registration Cost
From May 29 to June 17, admission is $40 for GPAC members or $85 for non-members, and group rates are $35.  Prices at the door increase to $50 for members and $100 for non-members.


11:30                 Buffet Lunch and Networking


12:00-12:45        Welcoming Remarks
Mitch Swain, CEO, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Sandra Solomon, Chair, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Board of Directors

Mayor’s Award for Public Art
Sallyann Kluz, Director, Office of Public Art
The Honorable William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh


12:45-1:30          Special Guests
Anne Gregory, SLL Consulting, LLC                
Tracie D. Hall, Director of the Culture Program, Joyce Foundation
Ethan Joseph, the Arts Team, Bloomberg Philanthropies
Lisa Yancey, President, Yancey Consulting


1:30-1:45          Networking and Coffee Break


1:45-2:45          Breakout I

  • Reframing Employee Engagement: Diversity, Technology, and Social Issues

  • Wage, Benefits, and the Arts: Show Me the Money

  • The Art of Audience Building


3:00-4:00          Breakout II

  • What Works? Revenue Strategies That Support Your Mission

  • Hiring for Diversity

  • Reframing Fundraising and Relationships


4:15-5:15          Breakout III

  • Reframing Artistic Success and Wealth

  • Succession Planning: Who’s Up Next?

  • Participants Not Patrons: Reframing the Audience Experience


5:30-7:30          Arts After-Party

Network with peers and leaders in the arts and culture community while enjoying live music from local artists Beauty Slap and Soy Sos. All convening guests receive access to the Arts After-Party with their ticket, which includes one drink ticket, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and access to a cash bar.

The 2019 Annual Convening: Reframing is sponsored by Highmark; Eckert Seamans Attorneys At Law; Gallagher; Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.; and Crawford Ellenbogen, LLC.

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David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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