How TN arts organizations can safely and responsibly reopen their venues and reengage their audiences in physical spaces is an important issue in 2021. In this event, panelists will discuss the reopening practices of organizations that have resumed in-person programming, explore the legal issues of reopening safely, and address de-escalation techniques to help organizations manage the varied expectations among audience members.


Marcellus Harper, Executive Director, Collage Dance Collective

David Butler, Executive Director, Knoxville Museum of Art.

LaTonnsya Burney, Esq., VLPA Manager, Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville

Stephanie Silverman, Executive Director, The Belcourt Theatre

This is the sixth webinar in the “Persist & Prosper” webinar series, hosted by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville and sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission, designed to help Tennessee Arts & Cultural Organizations and Artists survive and thrive.

Previous webinars in the series are available via the Arts & Business Council’s YouTube Channel.