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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

Hearing Notice

Hearing Memo


Mr. Carson Elrod
Co-Founder & Co-Leader, Be An #ArtsHero
Director of Government Affairs, Arts Workers United
Brooklyn, NY

Ms. Nataki Garrett
Artistic Director
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ashland, OR
Ms. Sandra Karas
Actors’ Equity Association
New York, NY

Ms. Raeanne Presley
Presleys' Country Jubilee (Presleys’ Theater)
Branson, MO
*Testifying on behalf of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), Plains Chapter, in her role as Secretary

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