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Thanks for Joining Us in Philly!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the 2015 Conference for Community Arts Education. More than 800 delegates joined us in Philadelphia, making it our biggest conference yet. We will be sharing video highlights, photos, session materials from speakers, and written reflections from delegates over the next couple weeks, available to Guild members and conference delegates. Check back for updates.

According to Barry's Blog, which recently named Guild executive director Jonathan Herman as one of the 50 Most Powerful and Influential Leaders in the Nonprofit Arts, the Guild Conference is "the one to go to for the arts education field." Join leaders from across the country—staff, teaching artists, trustees, students, and our partners in other sectors—as we explore innovative ideas and practical strategies for growing programs, increasing impact and participation, securing financial support, and ensuring equity.



Conference Highlights



           Site Visits

Keynotes and Honorees

      Rich Harwood

             Lily Yeh

Specialized Learning Opportunities

Teaching Artist Development Preconference & Track

This year's teaching artist preconference and main conference track provided a rare opportunity for teaching artists and those who care about advancing the field – employing organizations, funders, organizations, that train teaching artists, and others – to work together to draft an action plan for advancing the teaching artist field.

Learn more about the Pre-conference and "Teaching Artist Development" sessions here.

Board Development Institute: Strengthening Trustee Effectiveness

On Saturday, November 14, Susan Meir, senior governance consultant at BoardSource, led a full-day institute on strengthening trustee effectiveness. The institute provided leadership teams with fresh ideas, concrete tools, and effective practices for engaging in more meaningful, consequential work.

Learn More

Past Conference Resources

Conference Reflections Series

In our Conference Reflections series, delegates from the 2014 Conference for Community Arts Education share their insights and take-aways from their time in Los Angeles.

Videos of Past Conference Sessions

Photos Left to Right: Philadelphia Convention and Visitor's Bureau; Harlem School for the Arts, New York, NY; New Ballet Ensemble and School, Memphis, TN; Concord Community Music School, Concord, NH

This resource brought to you by the National Guild for Community Arts Education.