ArtsFund (in Seattle) co-hosted a mayoral forum in 2017. https://www.artsfund.org/events/mayoral-forum. We teamed up with partners both in arts and environmental sectors for a forum addressing mayoral candidates' perspectives and experience in both topic areas.
Among our partners for the event was a media partner, who both livestreamed and archived the event...beyond what's highlighted in our writeup (linked above), I don't have a list of the final questions, but all are included in there recording.
One big takeaway centers on the power of partnership--we had a packed house and online audience, filling the room with cross sector perspective. Another was the success of leveraging the partnerships to crowd source questions in advance, providing them to our moderators for consideration in the program. It was a low cost, high visibility opportunity to engage the community around the core questions of how arts (and the environment) impact civic life and how policy impacts artists and creative industry, and an event we would definitely consider doing again.
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