Ways to Save



To get the lowest rates register by the early-bird deadline on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

  • Save more on published room rates when you book at the headquarters hotel! Americans for the Arts has negotiated an exclusive room rate for the Annual Convention lower than any published rate over our meeting dates at the headquarters hotel! When making your reservation notify the hotel you are booking with Americans for Arts group to receieve your special rate. You may also book online by clicking here!


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 substantial discount on registration for the 2018 Annual Convention in Denver. With full memberships starting at only $75, becoming a professional member of Americans for the Arts makes good business sense. Discounted registration savings for the 2018 Annual Convention alone is $100!
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 2018 Annual Convention all at once! Fill out the conventionpaper 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**

One-Day Registrations

Don't have time to attend the full Convention? Pick Friday or Saturday and attend for only $275. 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 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 standard preconference programming, Precon Plus includes 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!


All professional members of Americans for the Arts can save an extra $50 on their Preconference fees. See the registration form for Member rates.


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 off full registration rates after successful completion of your volunteer duties.

Please note: Volunteers will be given assignments prior to arrival in Denver for the Annual Convention. 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 May 14, 2018.