2022 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention

Emerge, Converge, and Progress Through Arts, Culture, and Creativity

Browse the Annual Convention schedule for a review of the conference content.  

Check out the #AFTACON hashtag on Twitter to see what in-person attendees had to say during the event!

The list of attendees of the 2022 Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. is still available for download.

The creative field continues to emerge from the destruction wrought by COVID-19—and does so even as new waves and challenges rise in front of us all. But the durability and resiliency of culture is profound, and if the challenges of the last few years have done anything positive, it is that they have clarified the vision, confirmed the importance of our work, and set the sector and the country up for a new spring.  

The 2022 Annual Convention celebrated the transformative, collective strength of creative workers and cultural organizations across the United States, as members of the field learn from culture bearers and creative leaders offering wisdom on the way forward and seek to spark renewal and rebirth in ourselves, our local creative sectors, and our communities.