Exhibit, Advertise, and Sponsor

2019 Annual Convention Exhibitors

 Artists Thrive

Artists Thrive
Artists Thrive helps artists, organizations, and others that work with artists collaborate and identify opportunities for communities to benefit from the arts in all aspects of life. More information can be found at artiststhrive.org

The Cultural Planning Group 

The Cultural Planning Group
We believe that each community and person has the right to choose their own cultural life. We also have more cultural planning experience than any other firm—come share with us your ideas, questions and challenges.

Folk Alliance International
Folk Alliance International (FAI) is a non-profit that strives to preserve, promote, and present folk music. FAI produces the world’s largest conference for the folk music industry and community, drawing over 2,900 attendees.

 Forecast Public Art

Forecast Public Art
Forecast has advanced the field of public art for over 40 years. A nonprofit organization, Forecast activates people, networks, and proven practices to advance the transformational power of arts in public life.

Goucher College MA in Arts Administration

Goucher College MA in Arts Administration
The MA in Arts Administration at Goucher offers working professionals the opportunity to study with national leaders, build professional relationships, engage in immediately applicable learning, and with their Low-Residency format, attend classes from anywhere.


Mural Arts Philadelphia
Mural Arts Philadelphia is the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change.For over 35 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities, transforming public spaces and individual lives.

 National Arts Strategies. Knowledge Shapes Progress.

National Arts Strategies
NAS provides arts and culture leaders with access to academia and opportunities. Our programs mix skillsets and mindsets, broaden perspectives and build networks to support the diverse community of leaders inspiring change for the future.

 Port of San Diego. Experiences.

Port of San Diego
Port of San Diego’s Waterfront Arts & Activation department is committed to creating a dynamic waterfront destination by curating innovative public artwork and interactive community experiences that enhance the cultural richness of southern California.


RLA Conservation
We are a team of professionally trained conservators specializing in the care of sculpture, historic architecture, and artifacts. We provide emergency response services, assessments, conservation, maintenance, repair and management of cultural heritage objects and structures.


SmartSimple is a trusted leader in grants management software, delivering systems to 300+ clients globally. Arts & culture funders use our platform to more efficiently track, manage, and report on their funding programs and community impact.


SMU DataArts
SMU DataArts is the National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University. DataArts works to empower cultural leaders with high-quality data and evidence-based knowledge that help them to overcome challenges and increase impact.


Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)
Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) is a regional arts organization and developer of technology projects that benefit the arts. WESTAF weaves technology, diverse thought leadership and innovation to energize, network and fund public sector arts agencies and communities.

 Reserve Your Exhibit Space

The Americans for the Arts Annual Convention offers an opportunity to engage with more than 1,000 decision makers, stakeholders and leaders from the arts field, including artists, patrons, board members, planners, foundation and corporate representatives, elected officials, and community leaders. Connect with this engaged audience to promote your business, organization, or product! Download the Exhibiting & Advertising Prospectus



Tabletop Exhibiting

 Make a personal connection with attendees through a table top exhibit, which includes one comp conference registration and additional discounted registrations and starts at $1,850. The deadline to reserve a table top exhibit is May 7. 

Tabletop Exhibit benefits include:

  • One 6-foot skirted table, two chairs and electricity
  • First-come, first-served choice of booth placement
  • One complimentary registration and two discounted registrations ($300/ea)
  • Placement in the conference program, app, website and a promotional email
  • Attendee list (PDF only; attendees' names, titles, companies)
  • Eligible for a 10 percent discount on program advertising

Pick Your Booth Placement!

Minneapolis Hilton Centerstage Layout

Program Advertising

 Gain brand visibility with a full-color ad in the onsite program. Various sizes and placements, ranging from $1,000 to $2,500, are designed to fit your desired visibility and budget. The deadline to submit an advertisement contract is April 8.


Digital Advertising

Connect with attendees through a suite of digital ad opportunities, including app and web advertising.


Reach arts leaders across multiple touchpoints leading up to and during the Annual Convention! The Annual Convention package includes a table top exhibit, program ad, online and app advertising, and can be customized to match your business needs. The new Public Art package offers advertisers a table top exhibit at the Public Art Preconference, program ad, web and email advertising.  

For questions regarding exhibiting and advertising opportunities, contact exhibits@artsusa.org or call Nicole Goodman at 202.371.2830. We can’t wait to see you in the Twin Cities!



Sponsorship Prospectus



Sponsorship of the 2019 Annual Convention provides high-value, cost-effective ways to feature your company or organization, while supporting the educational, leader-driven work the conference does to advance the arts. Sponsorships are customizable and can be uniquely designed to fit your organization’s visibility and budget requirements.

Available sponsorship items include, but are not limited to:

  • Keynotes
  • Preconferences
  • Sessions
  • Hotel key cards
  • Networking breaks
  • Lanyards
  • Americans for the Arts Events app
  • Tote bags

View the 2019 Sponsorship Prospectus for the full list of sponsorship opportunities. For questions or more information, contact development@artsusa.org or call 202.371.2830.