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The Conference for Community Arts Education features nationally renowned speakers and dozens of professional development workshops, roundtables, community events and program showcases to help you increase impact, improve participation, raise money, sustain and grow key programs, and advocate for more equitable access to arts education. Gather with your peers to address common challenges, network, and brainstorm innovations for the field.

The conference will feature nationally renowned speakers, hands on workshops, discussions, site visits and special events on all aspects of arts education, to strengthen the field and forward the mission of ensuring that all people of opportunities to maximize their creative potential. The Conference program includes focused tracks for those who wish to engage deeply in key areas. Past tracks have included: Creative Youth Development, Arts in Education, Arts & Healing, Social Justice, Leadership Development, Creative Aging, Community Partnerships, and Nonprofit Growth & Sustainability.

Who is the conference for?
The Guild’s network of 400+ arts education member organizations and a broader constituency of 7,500+ community arts education organizations nationwide include neighborhood music schools, arts and cultural centers, and arts education divisions of universities, theater and dance companies, museums, and parks and recreation departments.  All arts education stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the conference: arts education leaders, funders, youth, policy makers, academics, researchers, and other allies, including those in non-arts sectors (e.g., youth development, mental health, education, workforce development, etc.).

The 2018 Conference Program will be announced in July. Check out the 2017 Conference Program to get a sense of the diversity and scope of our conference speakers and sessions.

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