Coffee Hour Conversations

These 45-minute sessions will be a virtual gathering place for you, your organizations, and the regional artistic community to discuss the issues that are most important to you. We would like to use these conversations as a place where we can all voice and share our concerns, and to unite as an artistic community during these difficult times. The schedule of upcoming conversations and registration links will be posted here, as well as links to recaps of past sessions. Join the conversation!

Funding for the Performing Arts:
Surveying the Regional Landscape in the Time of Social Distancing

Friday May 29, 10:45am – 11:30am

Seth Soloway, Performing Arts Center, Purchase College  
Steve Butler,  CNY Arts 
Jen Soloway, ArtsWestchester
Haowen Wang, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Click here to register

Keep the Arts Thriving: How Can Artists, Agents, and Institutions Work Together in Revenue-Free Models During This Time of Social Distancing?

On April 17, fifty artists, presenters, and agents gathered for an informal virtual chat about the challenges and opportunities facing the performing arts industry during these complicated times. The conversation was anchored by Seth Soloway, Director of The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College; Juan José Escalante, Executive Director, The José Limón Dance Foundation; and critically acclaimed storyteller and artist David Gonzalez. Click here to read a summary.