2017 Annual Convention News

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 12:24pm

Americans for the Arts is pleased to offer a number of full ride and reimbursement scholarships to members interested in attending the 2017 Annual Convention in San Francisco June 15-18, 2017.

Thanks to the generous support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the California Arts Council, and the San Francisco Arts Commission, scholarships are also available to California-based artists and cultural workers, including those from the Bay Area.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 28 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).  Applicants to Americans for the Arts scholarships must be current members. Non-members can apply to the scholarships for California artists and cultural workers. Individuals may apply for multiple scholarships, but finalists will only be awarded one scholarship.

Visit the Ways to Save page for a full list of opportunities. 

For questions regarding scholarships, please contact Abe Flores. For questions regarding your membership status, please contact membership@artsusa.org or call (202) 371-2830.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:53pm
Conference Attendees

The Americans for the Arts 2017 Annual Convention is heading to San Francisco on June 16 - 18! Registration is now open and arts professionals, community leaders, artists, and students are all invited to join this annual gathering on the future of art and culture in America.

The convention will take place at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, with more than 100 speakers at more than 35 sessions, including three keynotes, two preconferences and 10 ARTventure Tours.

Register today to take advantage of our special Early-Bird registration rate, which ends Wednesday, April 12, 2017! Registration is available online, by fax, or by mail.

Stay tuned for updates on sessions, speakers, and other special events by joining the Annual Convention Facebook event and following @Americans4Arts #AFTACON on Twitter and Instagram.

Hightlights from 2016 Convention

View photo highlights of 2016 #AFTACON sessions, speeches and parties on Flickr.

 

 


2016 Convention Livestreams

We live streamed 12 sessions at Convention this year, including keynote speeches, sessions on public art and arts advocacy in an election year, and a special concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Watch them all here!