Wednz Scene: Americans for the Arts Convention-Denver, CO

April 25 / 18

Hello…Hump, Hump, Hump Day Wednesday. Have two things to pass along. First Americans for the Arts. Who are Americans for the Arts? It’s an organization whose mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America”. I got that from their web page. Read about this organization not too long ago and have been following up on this since. Advocate, Research, Connect, and Lead. They are having a convention in Denver, Colorado in June of this year. Here are some details…

Credit source: Americans for the Arts

Join us for the 2018 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Denver, CO!

On June 14-17, arts and community leaders from across the country will discuss pressing issues around public art, community development, education, advocacy, and equity.


For more than 60 years, the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention has gathered artists, arts administrators, advocates, and public and private sector funders together to build stronger networks and more vibrant and equitable towns, counties, and cities through the arts. What started as a small group of 45 people in 1955 has now grown to more than 1,100 each year.

Throughout that time, we’ve been raising up the best in our field, sharing the successes and challenges in our day-to-day work, and hearing expert advice from an impressive list of keynotes including Nancy Pelosi, Tony Kushner, Donna Brazile, Bryan Stevenson, Jeff Chang, Diane Paulus, John Lewis, and Robert Redford. Annual Convention is your opportunity to join leaders in arts education, cultural diversity, community development, public art, and more to learn from one another and create positive change.

This year they will be in the Mile High city of Denver. There are five core subjects that they will cover:

  • Culture and Community: How do we expand the power of our work to strengthen all communities and transform culture?

  • Equity and Engagement: How can we revise our policies and practices to be truly equitable and engage the full breadth of our communities?

  • Investment (Including and Beyond Grantmaking): What tools, models, and strategies do grantmakers need to make distribution of funds more equitable, the likelihood of success higher, and the systems that need changing more visible?

  • Cross-Sector and Community Partnership: How do we create and grow successful cross-sector and community partnerships?

  • Communicating Our Value: How can we more effectively communicate through marketing, advocacy, and public will-building and policy, the value of the arts?

If you like to register, go to Now the early-bird and general date were April 11. On-sight is June 14-15. Click over to to learn about scheduling, presenters, travel, and housing.

If your interested in attending this convention, just click on the links above.



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