Preconferences

Before the main Convention, attend one of three preconferences for an additional in-depth learning experience around a specific topic. The preconferences take place Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17.

 

PRECONFERENCES

Impact Without Burnout: Resilient Arts Leadership from the Inside Out

Within each of us is the potential to lead with excellence and in ways that truly make a positive difference to our careers, organizations and communities.  Resilient leaders have strong self-awareness, self-management, and self-care skills.  They know their values, emotions, and communication styles.  They have the ability to keep a pulse on their emotions so that they can stay flexible and positively choose how to react to different situations and people.  To thrive in the arts, it also requires understanding how to take care of yourself while taking care of the organization’s mission.  Curated by Beth Kanter, internationally recognized trainer, blogger, and author, gain practical skills to manage from a position of calm, not stress and establish stability in your organization and your career.

Impact Without Burnout: Resilient Arts Leadership from the Inside Out begins at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 16 and goes through 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 17.


 

 

Impact Without Burnout: Resilient Arts Leadership from
the Inside Out
is generously supported by American Express.

 

 




21st Century Community Visions
How Can Local Arts Agencies Transform Communities Through the Arts?

Every community is made up of, and impacted by, many different contributors—related to social justice, the environment, faith, culture and heritage, the economy and workforce, innovation, education, health and wellness, the military, and infrastructure. The arts have a role to play in all of them. But what does that look like? Join this special one-time preconference to explore how your local arts agency can harness #ArtsAnd thinking to transform systems, impact outcomes, and increase participation to create healthier, more vibrant, more equitable communities for tomorrow.

21st Century Community Visions is part of the New Community Visions Initiative, a two-year set of activities to explore how the arts can be more relevant to healthy, vibrant, equitable communities.

21st Century Community Visions begins at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 16 and goes through 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 17. This preconference will take place at the Sheraton Boston, the Convention headquarters.

 



The Present & Presence of Public Art
Exploring the Role of Art in Communities

The presence of public art in a community space, landscape, city-scape, or rural environment visually impacts how a place is perceived and used by the community. As vehicles for this impact, artists and administrators need to understand present day concerns and what it takes to develop a public art project. Explore the role art plays in a community from the longevity and care of an artwork, how the community engages with the selection process, and unique funding opportunities. During public art tours, visit locations around Boston that emphasize unique trends happening in public art today. Walk away from your preconference experience with an understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing public art today, as well as the tools and knowledge that strengthen and grow your work in your community.

The Present & Presence of Public Art begins at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 16 and goes through 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 17. This preconference will primarily take place at the Sheraton Boston, the Convention headquarters, with special public art tours occurring throughout Boston.

 



Preconference Party!
Preconference attendees are invited to a special networking event Thursday evening at the beautiful Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, in downtown Boston.


 

 


Our thanks to the Citi Performing Arts Center for its support of the Preconference Party.