“Flourish! How the Arts will Thrive and Grow in the Next Decade”

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Richmond, Virginia

Thank you for attending our 2016 Art Works for Virginia conference: "Flourish! How the Arts Will Thrive and Grow in the Next Decade" on January 27th here in Richmond. If you were not able to join us, you can still access the information from our speakers and workshop leaders.

We will add resources and workshop presentations as they become available. Look for photos from our conference too in the near future.

Conference Agenda

Our program will begin with a keynote address by national arts leader and well-known arts advocate, Sheila Johnson.  Then Margi Vanderhye will lead a conversation with our five break–out session leaders about the challenges facing arts and cultural organizations over the next decade.

In addition to our program topics, we know you will enjoy lunch in the Grand Ballroom with a performance by one of our newest Performing and Touring artists, Victor Haskins.

Victor Haskins is a world-class trumpet and electronic wind instrument (EWI) player, improviser, composer/arranger, bandleader, and educator. Learn more about Victor Haskins, and available programs HERE.

Hotel, Parking and Conference Location

If you plan to come to Richmond the night before the conference, or extend your stay, we suggest the Hilton Garden Inn across the street from the Convention Center, however the Early Discount Rate Deadline has passed. Alternative Hotels in the vicinity include the following: PDF HERE.

Richmond Dining Guides

If you want to try some new place for dinner or revisit an old favorite, please see our dining guide for nearby restaurants, here.

Arts Advocacy Day

Advocacy Day at the General Assembly Building (201 North 9th Street, Richmond, VA 23219)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

7:00 – 9:30 AM        Advocacy Breakfast Reception/Legislative Meetings – Room TBD
11:00 AM                 Meet & Walk to Capitol for Photo and Session
12:00 PM                 Session Viewing & VFTA Introduction


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