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Our 76th annual Conference for Community Arts Education will be presented October 30 - November 2, 2013 at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago.
The Conference for Community Arts Education provides essential professional development and networking opportunities for more than 500 staff, faculty, trustees, and teaching artists at 350+ arts education organizations and programs. As a delegate, you will have the opportunity to develop new skills, share best practices, learn about model programs, visit leading arts education institutions, and bring home practical ideas for advancing yourwork. Key topics addressed include collaboration and partnership, measuring impact, and ensuring equitable access to arts education for all.
On April 12, 2013, the National Guild held a town hall-style program planning meeting for the upcoming conference. Ninety-seven arts education leaders representing sixty cultural organizations identified a host of issues affecting the field to be addressed at the conference. Read the Program Planning Meeting Notes (PDF) to learn more about these key issues.
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Conference Proposal Orienatation: Recording Now Available
During this one-hour orientation, National Guild Associate Director Ken Cole will discuss how to successfully complete the online proposal form and get involved in this year's conference!
Request for Proposals
We'd like to hear from you as we plan our 76th annual Conference! We know you’ll have great ideas about hot-button issues to address, vital skills to share, and speakers to invite.
By completing the online proposal form, you can
Feel free to make suggestions in any or all of these categories. You can save the form at any time and come back later to complete it. We'll accept your submissions until May 22, 2013. We will respond by July 31, if not before.
Sponsoring, exhibiting, or advertising at the 2013 Conference for Community Arts Education in Chicago is the best way to increase your visibility and build relationships with this well-connected group of executive directors, senior staff, and trustees.
Download Prospectus and Reservation Form (PDF)
Minding the Gap: Race, Class, and the Deep Divide in Arts Learning Opportunity
Leading artist and racial equity educator, Shakti Butler, and arts education experts Maribel Alvarez, Gigi Antoni, and Margie Reese, discuss how income and race relate to "equity" and "access" in arts education. They also examine the trends in society that have enabled this unjust situation. Watch
Catalyzing Change: Creating Equitable Access to Arts Learning
Hear from leaders from within the arts field and beyond, who have successfully achieved social change in their communities through collaborative action, cross-sector partnerships, the adaptation of new business practices, and other strategies. Learn how nonprofit organizations, school districts, community development coalitions, and local government can play a key role in moving legislation into action to ensure equitable acces to arts learning. Watch
More Than the Sum of Its Parts: Collaboration & Sustainability in Arts Education
Gigi Antoni and Thomas Wolf, two well-known field leaders and the authors of the Guild's new book, "More Than the Sum of Its Parts: Collaboration & Sustainability in Arts Education," discuss how collaborations, and the ability to enter or create them, will often define the success of arts education practice in the future. Watch
Solomons Company/Dance Inc., New York, NY
"The conference is the best opportunity to stay in touch with what is happening in arts education nationally. I always come away inspired."
Community Arts Center
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