Artists at Work: Integrating Artists and Creative Workers into Workforce Development
The creative sector and its labor force have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic, nationally and in
Illinois. What are paths forward for immediate recovery and longer-term policy changes to help creative workers throughout Illinois? This public event will discuss vital aspects of how workforce policy works at the federal, state, and local level; what programs already exist that the arts can connect into; and ways to address immediate recovery needs and longer-term policy changes to bolster Illinois’ creative workforce.
Executive Director, Arts Alliance Illinois
Deputy Director at the Office of Employment and Training (OET) within the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
Dr. Andrew Greenlee
Associate Professor & Associate Head, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, College of Fine & Applied Arts
Dr. Jennifer Novak-Leonard
Research Associate Professor & Research Director, Arts Impact Initiative, College of Fine & Applied Arts
This research and panel are funded in part through the University of Illinois System’s Presidential Initiative: Expanding the Impact of the Arts and the Humanities.
REGISTER for Zoom meeting information.