Empowering creativity: ReFrame Ventura County Arts and Culture Summit announced


Media Contact: David Yoshitomi, Arts & Culture Manager, County of Ventura

Ventura County, Calif. — TOArts and County of Ventura Arts and Culture proudly announce the inaugural ReFrame Ventura County (ReFrame VC) Arts Summit 2024; a first in the county event that centers arts and culture as creative and economic drivers for our region. Scheduled on April 27, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., ReFrame VC will inform, inspire, and empower attendees from across the creative and cultural arts.

Taking place at Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, ReFrame VC will kick off with keynote presentation from Evan Meyer, Public Artist, Technology Entrepreneur and newly appointed District Chief for Senator Henry Stern. Meyer will share insights on leveraging arts, technology, and policy for community impact, drawing from his extensive experience.

Tailored breakout groups and workshops designed for independent artists and the nonprofit sector are led by artist Allison Wyper, “Can I Make a Living Doing This?” focusing on financial management for artists, while Marcy Heim’s “From Surviving to Thriving” provides powerful strategies on how to ask for anything artfully. These sessions will be followed by focus groups, guided by CVL Economics, enabling participants to shape Ventura County’s strategic plan for arts, culture, and the creative economy.

The afternoon sessions will inspire attendees to “reframe” discussions on arts and culture. Tracy Hudak of CA for the Arts will stress the importance of advocacy in the field and The CreArtive Freedom Family will take participants through three dance and movement segments, highlighting the diversity in our relationships. The summit will wrap up with a “Marketplace of Ideas” networking session, offering attendees the chance to connect over wine and small bites.

“We’re thrilled to co-present the ReFrame VC Arts Summit 2024 with County of Ventura Arts and Culture and are grateful for the leadership of the steering committee without whom planning this event would not have been possible,” shared Niki Richardson, Associate Director of TOArts. “ReFrame VC is a platform designed to celebrate the transformative power of arts and culture in Ventura County. This event is for artists, culture bearers, creative business owners, and employees of arts and culture organizations. It’s an opportunity to connect, learn, and advocate for the vibrant arts community in our region.”

Registration is $25.00 per person, or $50.00 for three people (from the same organization) and includes a welcome coffee and resource fair, lunch, and the Marketplace of Ideas wine reception. Tickets are available at https://bit.ly/ReFRAMEVC.

About TOArts:

TOArts inspires and elevates arts, culture, and entertainment through presentation, education, and collaboration to provide community support in and around the Bank of America Performing Arts Center.

About County of Ventura Arts and Culture:

The County of Ventura’s Arts & Culture Division is responsible for leading Countywide strategic planning for arts, culture, and the creative economy. It also works with the nonprofit, business, and philanthropic sectors, other government entities, and residents to develop collaborative strategies that intersect, art, culture, economic vitality, diversity, inclusivity, history, and equity.