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Conference for Community Arts Education

September 9, 2018

700+ Leaders Will Assemble in Baltimore

 81stAnnual Conference for Community Arts Education

 Shaping the national dialogue on the impact of arts education and creativity

Registration is now open for the 2018 Conference for Community Arts Education to be held in Baltimore, MD, November 14-17, 2018. Over 700 arts education leaders and stakeholders, representing more than 350 arts and cultural organizations and cross-sector agencies from across the U.S., will convene to gain practical strategies, share advice, and advance a common vision: a nation where arts learning is accessible and embraced as essential for human development and healthy communities.

This year’s conference will focus on leadership development, organizational sustainability, and the vital role that arts learning and creative practice play in achieving racial equity, promoting healing, and engendering hope. Visionary and creative change makers from across the country and throughout Baltimore will lead dozens of workshops, roundtables, and special events, hosted both at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel and at community sites throughout the city. The program is organized into progressive tracks in Creative Youth Development, Leadership Development, Arts in Education, Social Justice, Human Resources, Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability, plus a special track dedicated to highlighting Lessons from Baltimore. For program DETAILS AND REGISTRATION.

The Conference for Community Arts Education is the leading national gathering for nonprofit arts education leaders representing arts and cultural centers, community arts schools, preparatory programs, performing arts companies, youth serving organizations (e.g., Boys and Girls Clubs of America), museums, and other agencies. Some organizations provide classes and lessons in their own facilities; others collaborate with senior centers, hospitals, public schools, and other agencies to increase access to arts education. Many do both. This diversity of backgrounds creates unique opportunities for delegates to connect with peers, explore new partnerships, and grow. Funders, policy makers, academics, researchers, and other allies, including those in non-arts sectors (e.g., youth development, health, education, etc.), are also encouraged to attend. Ensuring that all people enjoy access to quality arts learning opportunities throughout their lifespans requires a collective effort. To learn more about the National Guild for Community Arts Education programs PLEASE VISIT


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