4th Annual SM(ART) Business Symposium

The Polk Arts Alliance will host its fourth annual SM(ART) Business Symposium, bringing business, education and arts & culture leaders together to discuss the impact of the arts.

This year’s Symposium, “Educating an Innovative Workforce,” will reveal the successful ways education leaders are infusing arts into education to drive outcomes.

Featured speakers are:
Jeff Poulin, National Education Director, Americans for the Arts
Dr. Mary Palmer, Florida Alliance for Arts Education
Beth Cummings, Director of Fine Arts, Polk County Schools
Roundtable discussion: Marco Franca, POSTO 9; Bonnie Parker, Citizens Bank & Trust;
Joe Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County
Sara Zeng, 2017 Miss Florida, “Music Matters”

This Polk Arts Alliance Symposium is hosted by Harrison School for the Arts, Fostering Creativity for a Lifetime, Daryl Ward, Ph.D., Principal.

Polk Arts Alliance is especially grateful to our symposium sponsors: Drummond Company, Inc., Citizen’s Bank & Trust, Visit Central Florida, POSTO 9, and Culture Builds Florida (Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs).

View/Download the full size Symposium invitation (pdf)
RSVP for the Symposium (Eventbrite)

Polk Arts Alliance is the designated Arts Agency for Polk County, and as such, advocates for Polk’s cultural arts organizations, and promotes the impact of the cultural arts sector as integral to education, economic development and quality-of-life in Polk County.