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Wednesday, September 2 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Postpone and Pivot: How the Local Arts are Surviving (and Inspiring)

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In a recent survey, the Dallas nonprofit arts and cultural community has taken a $34M loss since the beginning of the pandemic, including layoffs and furloughs of more than 600 artists and staff. While many businesses have been making plans to reopen as restrictions lift across the country, art organizations are struggling to find a new normal that allows artists and audiences to return safely. Despite the uncertainty, the arts community have found creative ways to bring the arts into our homes — holding virtual events, performances, and classes. Hear from local leaders on ways the creative community has been a source for positivity and hope this year, how the pandemic will have a lasting impact on the Dallas arts community, and what they're doing to secure their future.

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Lauren Smart

Arts Writer and Critic, and Journalism Professor, SMU
Lauren Smart is a journalist and critic. Her work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Arts + Culture Texas, CultureMap Dallas, Where Traveler, Cowboys & Indians, and American Theatre magazine, among others. She recently worked as the arts and culture editor for the Dallas Observer... Read More →
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Jess Garland

Performing Artist and Founder, Swan Strings
Jess Garland is a Dallas based singer/songwriter, recording and performing artist. She is a multi-instrumentalist, using a combination of harp and guitar loops evoking elements of ambient folk and celestial tones. Among her many accomplishments, she opened for Madame Gandhi at Babes... Read More →
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Charles Santos

Executive Director, TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND
Charles Santos has served as the Executive Director and Artistic Director of TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND since 2001. In his role, Charles oversees all aspects of TITAS including curation, programming, contract negotiation, and financial management. His skilled artistic vision has brought... Read More →
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Damany Daniel

Founder at The Event Nerd, Creative Director at the Bomb Factory
Damany Daniel is the Creative Director at The Bomb Factory and Chief Imaginator at The Event Nerd. With more than 20 years of experience in events, technical and production management, and engagement planning and strategy, Damany is motivated to create engaging ways to incorporate... Read More →

Wednesday September 2, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
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