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2017 Conference | Denver, Colorado

Monday, October 2, 2017 - Thursday, October 5, 2017

Join arts leaders, funders, policy-makers, residency staff, board members, educators and artists from across the globe as we explore support for today's artists and artist-centered approaches to engaging our communities and developing healthy organizations. The Alliance of Artists Communities' 2017 Annual Conference will be hosted in Denver, Colorado from October 2-5. All are welcome!

From nuts-and-bolts sessions on organizational development, to interviews with artists on creative practice, and from conversations exploring cultural trends to the role of artists in society today, plus tours of Denver's thriving arts centers - join the conversation!

Registration is now open. Register here.

2017 Conference

Denver, Colorado is a vibrant metropolis with 300 days of sunny skies annually and a youthful, happy feel. From stunning natural wonders to delectable eateries, the Mile High City is a vibrant and walkable city jam-packed with art, theater and music scenes - and the largest park system of any metropolis in the country with more than 250 parks in the city. Discover Denver this fall!

Generous support for the 2017 conference provided by:

Bonfils-Stanton  Denver Arts & Venues  
Clyfford Still Museum RedLine Rauschenberg

Featured Speaker | Deana Haggag

Deana Haggag is the President & CEO of United States Artists, a national arts funding organization in Chicago, IL. Before joining USA, she was the Executive Director of The Contemporary, a nomadic and non-collecting art museum in Baltimore, MD.

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"Year after year, I am gratefully surprised by how relevant, inspiring, professional, and timely the Alliance conference is. I wouldn't miss it!"

Featured Preconference | Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Nestled among the pristine peaks of the Rocky Mountains, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center has been providing time and space for artists to learn, create and be inspired for over 50 years. Spend a weekend at the Anderson Ranch during a special preconference trip!

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Conference artwork: "Gravity" by Thomas 'detour' Evans.