Executive Speaker Series: Road to Recovery - Arts and Culture

Executive Speaker Series: Road to Recovery - Arts and Culture

  • Date(s): Wed, Oct 28, 2020
  • Time(s): 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Location: Webinar
  • Members: $15
  • Non-Members: $25
  • Additional Information: Registration for this event is closed, but you can email Hannah at hannahh@seattlechamber.com if you want to register or need login information.
  • Questions: Contact Hannah Holman at 206-389-7216


Arts and cultural organizations in our region have been hard hit by the economic impacts of COVID-19, since they have been unable to safely perform or gather patrons in their spaces. At the start of the pandemic in March, unemployment claims in the arts and culture sector increased by over 2,000%, and it is estimated that our local organizations will lose tens of millions of dollars this year.

But there is hope ahead, with updated guidance for museum openings and virtual options from arts organizations that are getting creative around their upcoming seasons. Hear from our panel on how they are reimagining their spaces and their performances, and what you can do to support our larger institutions as well as smaller venues and artists.

Our Panel Includes:

  • Amada Cruz
    Director & CEO
    Seattle Art Museum

  • Michael Greer
    President & CEO

  • Krishna Thiagarajan
    President & CEO
    Seattle Symphony and Benaroya Hall

  • Randy Engstrom
    Director, Office of Arts & Culture
    City of Seattle

About the Executive Speaker Series:
Our Executive Speaker Series events each focus on a unique industry and feature top business leaders who discuss the successes, challenges, and opportunities facing their sector, including how they are managing through the pandemic and looking at recovery.

Visit the Executive Speaker Series Program page to see all of our other Executive Speaker Series events!

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