Dear all,


I just wanted to send a quick reminder about the Session Proposals period for the 2020 Annual Convention, which is open from now through October 2. Anyone can submit session proposals for the Convention, and I’m hoping you’ll do so.


There is more information about the Convention, as well as the submission process itself, below. Again, the deadline for session proposals is October 2, 2019!




PS – If you have questions about the proposals process or the Convention, please don’t hesitate to reach out—we’re at and Thanks!


Jessica Stern
Private Sector Initiatives Programs Manager

Americans for the Arts
1 E 53rd Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022
212.223.2787 x1113
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Annual Convention 2020
Session Proposals Now Open!

Featuring New Conference Structures and Proposal Process

Submit your session proposals for the 2020 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention! We want you and your ideas to take center stage in a national dialogue about the role of the arts in community life!


LOCAL TO GLOBAL. In 2020, the Annual Convention will land in Washington, D.C., for the first time in nearly 20 years. As one of the most historically diverse regions in the United States, the D.C. metro region is a place that is always local, national, and international simultaneously. Here, culture is interwoven everywhere. Residents who have been here for generations exist alongside constant waves of political arrivals and departures and cultures and flavors from across the world. In both the public and private sectors, this region houses one of the most thriving, diverse, and creativity-driven economies in the country. 


New this year, the Annual Convention will include two simultaneous, separate, 2 ½-day conferences: 

  • The Arts, Culture, and Community Life Conference is about the intersection of arts, culture, community development, civic engagement, creative economy, education, and social impact. This conference is designed for arts administrators, cultural leaders, community activists, artists, educators, and partners interested in bettering their communities through arts and culture. 
  • The Public Art & Civic Design Conference will further dialogue and learning about art and design in the built environment. This conference is designed for arts administrators, artists, arts and culture leaders, placemakers and keepers, municipal agents, and other professionals in the planning, transportation, and development fields who are working at the intersection of art and the built environment.

Both conferences will run from Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Washington, D.C., and both will include excursions to adjoining areas of Maryland and Virginia. Anyone can submit a session proposal for one or both of the conferences we're looking forward to seeing all your great ideas!


To submit your session proposals and learn more
between now and October 2, 2019!



We heard you! We've overhauled our session submission process to put you and your ideas more front-and-center, and to better highlight what we're looking for and how sessions are reviewed and selected. Take a look, plan out your proposal, and submit! We are here if you have any questions along the way. 


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