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

Registration NOW OPEN HERE: https://artworks2016.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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 cultural leaders, arts educators, and arts advocates from every corner of the Commonwealth. Our day will begin and conclude with networking and hospitality opportunities and be packed in between with ideas, strategies for success and advice from experts on arts management.

So bring your business cards, your thoughts and ideas about the possibilities for a vibrant and vital future for the arts, and your creative spirit to consider how the arts will flourish in Virginia. Throughout the day we will offer many chances to consider how and what we all can do – and what we must do – to ensure that the arts thrive within our own organizations and beyond our own communities.

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 have a limited block of conference rate rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn across the street from the Convention Center. You can make your reservation 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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