Sacramento, CA – Senator Ben Allen (D - Santa Monica) will Chair an Oversight Hearing of the Joint Committee on the Arts on Wednesday, May 24 at 1:30 p.m. in Sacramento. The hearing will review newly released economic data from the Otis Report on the Creative Economy. Additionally, the committee will focus on artist live/work spaces with discussion of safety, policy considerations and building community support and connections. A policy white paper on “Affordable Artist Housing: Retaining and supporting California artists and creative workers” will be presented by Teri Deaver, Vice President of Artspace.
Who: Senator Ben Allen, Chair, Joint Committee on the Arts
Assemblymember Kansen Chu, Vice Chair, Joint Committee on the Arts
What: Oversight Hearing of the Joint Committee on the Arts
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: State Capitol, Room 3191, Sacramento
Link: Live webcast will be available at http://senate.ca.gov/calendar
Speakers: Bruce W. Ferguson, President, Otis College of Art and Design
Kimberly Ritter-Martinez, Economist, Institute for Applied Economics/ Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation
Donn K. Harris, Chair, California Arts Council; Executive Director for Creativity and the Arts, San Francisco Unified School District
Teri Deaver, Vice President-Consulting and Strategic Partnerships, Artspace
Michelle Williams, Executive Director, Arts Council Santa Cruz County
Ali Youssefi, Vice President, CFY development Inc.
Ron Vidal, Leadership Team, We the Artists of the Bay Area (WABA); Member, Fire Safety Task Force, City of Oakland
Jon Sarriugarte, Artist/Lighting and Furniture Designer, Form & Reform; Member, Mayor’s Artist Housing and Workspaces Task Force, City of Oakland
Betty Avila, Associate Director, Self Help Graphics and Art, in East Los Angeles
Jan Williamson, Executive Director, 18th Streets Arts Center, in Santa Monica
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