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2014 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Nashville

Americans for the Arts
Nashville will host the national Americans for the Arts conference June 12-15, 2014. More than 1,000 arts and community leaders from across the country attend the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention to share innovative ways leaders are using the arts to build communities and to strategize how to better communicate the essential impact that the arts offer to generate understanding and support for years to come.

About Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. Their mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.

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About the Annual Conference

The Americans for the Arts Annual Convention represents a unique opportunity to engage with local arts leaders from around the country. The largest national arts meeting  of its kind, the Convention assembles leaders from all artistic disciplines for peer-to-peer networking , resource exchange, and professional education focused on advancing the arts and arts education.

What Does This Mean for Nashville?

Boost the local economy by employing artists and local meeting and events service firms and increasing local retail and hospitality revenues.  We estimate that the 2014 convention will generate approximately $1.8 million in local economic impact.

Unique opportunity to position Nashville as a cultural capital to influential peers from around the country and to showcase the city’s artists and cultural assets.

Unparalleled platform for state and local leaders to promote how Nashville leverages the arts as an engine for economic and community growth.

Access to the highest caliber of professional dialogue and education about current trends, issues, needs, and opportunities in the arts field at an affordable cost.

How to Get Involved

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Americans for the Arts Annual Convention Registration

Registration site

Registration Assistance Grant

The Tennessee Arts Commission's Special Opportunities grant provides up to $500 toward registration fees to attend the Americans for the Arts Conference.

Special Opportunities Grant Guidelines

Sponsor, Exhibit, & Advertise the Convention

Americans for the Arts Convention Media Kit

For a complete listing of all Americans for the Arts exhibiting, advertising, and sponsorship opportunities, download the 2014 Media Kit. Receive additional discounts by exhibiting, advertising, or sponsoring other Americans for the Arts events, publications, e-communications, and ARTSblog!

Media Kit and Prospectus

Funded in part by:
Tennessee Arts Commission