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2020 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention

June 23 - 25, 2020

Topic: Networking/Field Learning

Provider/Presenting Organization: Americans for the Arts

Location: Other States/Regions


Everyone at Americans for the Arts hopes you are staying healthy and safe. As people across the country seek ways to connect and find hope, your work bringing the arts to communities is more important than ever. At Americans for the Arts, we are working to gather the arts field together this summer to better understand this crisis, how we are responding to it, and how we can move toward recovery.  

With these goals in mind, Americans for the Arts is transforming the in-person 2020 Annual Convention and the Public Art & Civic Design Conference into a virtual convening on June 23-25. While we will miss gathering in person, we are excited to deliver the same quality breakout sessions, keynotes, and networking opportunities directly to your home. We hope you join us at this critical time, coming together as a field.  

What You’ll Get from this Convening:

  • Access to Field Experts in Public Art, Equity, Arts Education, Arts Management, and Advocacy
  • Inspiring Keynotes with New York Times columnist David Brooks, Artistic director at Woolly Mammoth Maria Manuela Goyanes, sound artist Yoko Sen, musician and disability advocate Molly Joyce, and visual artist, curator, and entrepreneur Tony Weaver
  • Networking, connection, and community  with the arts industry field  
  • All while saving on travel and housing.

The 2020 Annual Convention and Public Art & Civic Design Conference was always going to be about convergence, the bridging of different communities, and the role of the arts in healing us after crisis—all of this has become even more pressing in our current circumstances. We look forward to brainstorming solutions, sharing our challenges, and coming together as an arts community this June!