The Power, Peril, and Promise of the Creative Economy
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 10:00 AM
The Committee on Small Business will hold a remote hearing titled: “The Power, Peril, and Promise of the Creative Economy.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 via the Zoom platform (information to be provided).
Representing nearly 5.2 million American workers, the arts sector is a major component of the economy. Unfortunately, this industry has been exceptionally hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and its recovery has been slower than many others. The hearing will provide recommendations for investments in key infrastructure and provide a roadmap for bringing arts, culture, and creativity into the center of long-term recovery. Members will hear from experts alongside creative entrepreneurs to demonstrate the power of the creative economy and its importance to a robust recovery.
To view a livestream of the hearing, click here.
Mr. Carson Elrod
Co-Founder & Co-Leader, Be An #ArtsHero
Director of Government Affairs, Arts Workers United
Ms. Nataki Garrett
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Actors’ Equity Association
New York, NY
Ms. Raeanne Presley
Presleys' Country Jubilee (Presleys’ Theater)
*Testifying on behalf of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), Plains Chapter, in her role as Secretary