Sunday, December 11, 2016

Art Works for Virginia 2017

A New Virginia Renaissance - How Creativity Will Define Our Commonwealth
Reminder: Sign up now! Art Works for Virginia registration is now open at Early Bird rates, and the conference hotel is taking reservations at the preferred conference rate until January 6, 2017!

This year they have added pre-conference sessions you won't want to miss. With a full day of stimulating speakers and panel discussions, and some great entertainment by Virginia performers, you will want to bring lots of ideas, business cards and imagination to share with your fellow artists, educators, and civic leaders from across the Commonwealth. See below for details!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Richmond, Virginia
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is hosting a one day conference for artists, board and staff members of arts organizations, community and cultural leaders, arts educators, artisans, and arts advocates from every corner of the Commonwealth. We will feature presentations and discussions on a variety of topics throughout the day and offer pre-meetings for attendees with similar professional interests.
With a focus on cultural communities, education reforms, information and technology transformations and an innovation economy, Virginia is perfectly poised to embrace another Renaissance where the arts are an essential part of the conversation about our society's commerce, education, and community infrastructure. Throughout the day we will offer many opportunities to consider how we can contribute individually and together to harness the creativity of our organizations to enrich and transform our communities statewide.
Conference Agenda
Our program will begin with a keynote address by national arts leader Jamie Bennett of ArtPlace America. Jamie will also lead a morning plenary panel with arts leaders from urban and rural areas about the transformative power of the arts. Separate presentations for arts educators and community leaders will offer opportunities to share ideas with their fellow professionals about the national and state trends that impact creative place-making and education reforms.