Throughout the summer of 2022, SPAA invited local performing artists and leaders to a 3-series retreat. The goal was for SPAA staff and leadership to listen, learn, and collaborate with artists and organizations to explore needs, and find a unified vision for the growth and impact of the performing arts in our city. Each retreat focused on key components in St Pete’s Comprehensive Arts Strategy, defining how SPAA can help to actively strengthen the presence and influence of Performing Artists and Organizations in St Petersburg.

By the end of the Summer Retreats it was evident that a Performing Art Taskforce was necessary in order to outline clear and continuous goals and actions as a performing arts community.

The Performing Arts Taskforce is comprised of local performing artists and leaders, and will meet monthly throughout the first quarter of 2023 to form a mission and strategic action plan. 

More details coming soon!