2022 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention

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


To maintain our Health & Safety protocols, we cannot accept any further registrations for the in-person Convention, including accepting any registrations on-site.

That said, registration to access the on-demand digital content recorded at the Convention is open until June 15. Once you provide basic information, select “Digital Content – Post Annual Convention” as the type of registration. If you have any issues, please email events@artsusa.org.

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. 

As we come together in person for the first time since 2019, attendees at the 2022 Annual Convention will celebrate the transformative, collective strength of creative workers and cultural organizations across the United States; listen to and learn from culture bearers and creative leaders offering wisdom on the way forward; and connect with each other to spark renewal and rebirth in ourselves, our local creative sectors, and our communities. 

Emerge with the late spring bursts of color punctuated by monuments, history, and memory in Washington, D.C., for the 2022 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention. Converge against the background of what has happened and what possibilities exist on the horizon to gather strength from each other, share strategies, celebrate successes, mourn losses, and take inspiration back to all corners of the country. And carry forward together, leading a country in transformation through cultural change, which must come first, is often hardest, and is always necessary. 

We look forward to seeing you. We’ve missed you.

About the 2022 Convention 


Americans for the Arts’ 2022 Annual Convention takes place May 18-20, 2022, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Recorded content from this in-person event will also be made available for a fee in a limited time digital on-demand format in June 2022.  


Registration rates for the in-person event are $499 for Americans for the Arts members and $649 for nonmembers. Your registration includes a welcome reception, breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks; all sessions and activations; and access to on-demand recorded digital content after the in-person event.  

To make the 2022 Annual Convention safe for attendees, we have instituted a firm registration deadline ahead of the in-person event. We will not be processing any registrations on-site.

Digital on-demand recordings of all keynotes and some breakout sessions will be available for a fee to those who do not attend the in-person Convention but wish to watch the recorded content. 


Attendee List

A list of attendee's names, states and cities, and organizations (when applicable) is available to download



The Annual Convention includes keynotes, breakout sessions, a reception, and special opportunities to engage in Americans for the Arts’ Strategic Realignment Process.  



The conference will take place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.


Health and Safety

Americans for the Arts takes the health and safety of all attendees at the Annual Convention seriously. We have implemented a variety of measures at the in-person event to help keep participants safe. All attendees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination upon registering for the event as well as providing proof of vaccination again once onsite. All attendees will also be required to wear a medical-grade mask when indoors at the conference. Additional information regarding our health & safety policies and on-site practices can be found on the Health & Safety page of the 2022 Annual Convention Website.