Ways to Save



Save up to $150 on the 2019 Annual Convention when you register  by the early-bird deadline on April 10, 2019!

  • Save more on published room rates when you book at the headquarters hotel at the Hilton Minneapolis!  Americans for the Arts has negotiated a non-public room rate lower than any published rate over our meeting dates at the host hotel! Reservations at the discounted rate can be made online or by calling the hotel. Refer to the Hotel Information page for more details on our host hotel for the 2019 Annual Convention.
  • American Airlines has offered a 6% discount on published fares to Americans for the Arts Convention attendees. Ticketing is available aat www.aa.com by using authorization code A1769GN in the promotion code section, do not enter the preceding A. For questions regarding ticketing call 1-800-433-1790. Please note discounts exclude basic economy and non-discountable fares.

  • Delta Airline discounts is another option with the Americans for the Arts airline partnerships. Reservations and ticketing is available via www.delta.com/meetings, select "Book Your Flight." In the meeting code box provided, enter the group Meeting Code: NY2RA to access discounted travel. Discounts available range from 2-10% off for Delta and applicable DL codeshare flights and fare rules will determine eligibility.

  • Americans for the Arts has partnered with United Airlines to offer travel discounts to Convention attendees. Visit www.united.com/meetingtravel and enter Z Code: ZGMU and Agreement Code:802952 (without spaces) in the Offer Code box. You may also call the United Meeting Reservation Desk at 800-426-1122 Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM ET and Sat-Sun 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET. Booking fees are waived for meeting reservations. Please note that all travel must be booked for the date over the meeting (June 11th - June 19th) in order to receive the discount. Discounts available range from 2-10% off depending on the trip and fare basis.
  • Americans for the Arts has partnered with SuperShuttle to offer our Convention attendees additional discounts! Use our booking link to receive 10% off, but please note the discount does not apply to pre-existing reservations and cannot be applied retroactively. For reference, the booking code is VG669. Reservations can also be made by calling 1-800 BLUE VAN (800-258-3826). Reservations made by phone will incur a $3 booking fee; there is no fee for online or mobile app reservations.


Professional Member Benefits

Americans for the Arts would like to say thank you to all of our professional members by offering special discounts. There are designated professional member rates available for both main conference and preconference registrations.

Not sure if you’re a professional member or not? Contact the membership team at membership@artsusa.org or 202.371.2830.

Not a member? Join Americans for the Arts and save! Becoming a member of Americans for the Arts means more than just access to services, programs, and resources designed especially for you—it also includes a $100 discount on registration for the 2019 Annual Convention in the Twin Cities. With full memberships starting at only $75, becoming a professional member of Americans for the Arts makes good business sense.
Americans for the Arts Professional Membership benefits:

  • FREE access to all of our ArtsU professional development and advocacy resources;
  • Arts Link, Monthly Wire, and Members in Action newsletters;
  • Discounts on convenings, customized research, regional workshops, and bookstore purchases;
  • and access to our staff experts, and our member network of over 7,000 professionals working to advance the arts in America.

Become a member today and register for the 2019 Annual Convention all at once! Fill out the convention paper registration form and follow the registration instructions. Attendees will not be able to become a member and register for the convention at the same time online. This can only be done by paper form.

**Individual members at the $30 digital-only level are not eligible for event discounts or scholarships – if you’d like to upgrade to the $75 Basic level, please contact the membership team at membership@artsusa.org or 202.371.2830. Membership discounts do not apply to One-Day Registrations or Student Registrations. **

One-Day Registrations

Don’t have time to attend the full Convention? Pick Friday or Saturday and attend for only $275 when you register before the early-bird registration deadline on April 10, 2019. You must specify which day you will attend on the registration form. One-Day registrations are permitted for a single day’s attendance and cannot be combined into a two-day registration. No other discounts or promotions apply to or can be combined with One-Day rate registrations.

Precon Plus

If you would like an expanded Preconference experience, consider registering for a Precon Plus. This option allows you to attend your choice of one Preconference plus all of Friday’s main Convention programming for one flat rate! In addition to the Convention Opening Keynote & Luncheon, Friday concurrent sessions, and the Friday evening Opening Reception.


Purchase a full Convention registration and save $75 on your preconference workshop!


A variety of scholarship opportunities are available to attend the convention. Americans for the Arts is offering a limited number of scholarships to arts leaders. You will also find that many statewide and regional arts agencies offer scholarships for people in their service areas to attend the Convention. Visit our scholarship  page for details on these opportunities.


Americans for the Arts is pleased to offer a limited number of volunteer opportunities to help offset the cost of the Convention registration fees for current Americans for the Arts professional members. Volunteers who work during the Convention receive a discounted registration rate of $275 for the full Convention. However, in order to be considered you must register at the prevailing Convention rate. You will be reimbursed post-Convention for the difference after successful completion of your volunteer duties.

Please Note: Volunteers will be given assignments prior to arrival. However, Americans for the Arts reserves the right to change or make new assignments as needed. Volunteer recipients must submit a social security number or a Federal ID number in order to receive their reimbursement.

The deadline for the volunteer applications is April 10, 2019.