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Thank You!

Thanks to our nearly 700 conference delegates and this year’s sponsors for making this year’s conference such a success. We saw huge contributions from many leaders within our field, including practitioners, students, and teaching artists as well as our community partners. Together you are shaping the future of the community arts education field! Please stay tuned for photos and videos, as well as materials from this year’s sessions. 
Save the date for our 2018 Conference for Community Arts Education, November 14 – 17, in Baltimore! 

2016 Conference Session Resources

Creativity, Civic Action, and Cultural Organizing

Devising Civic Practice: Cross Sector Partnerships and Responding to a Community's
Self-Defined Need

Creative Youth Development: What's In a Name?

Five Effective Models of Creative Youth Development Practice

Individual Giving – Make New Friends but Keep the Old

Measuring Youth Arts Impact


Nurturing the Practice: The Teaching Artist Development Studio

Practicing Compassion: Helping Students Affected by Trauma Thrive

Radical Healing: Creating Space for Youth to Flourish

Small Orgs–BIG Impact

Storytelling from the Source: Making Arts Learning Visible

Sustaining the Human Fabric of Your Organization: Moving Human Resources from Wish List to Reality

What’s Age Got To Do With It?: Bringing Arts Education to Older Adults

Who’s Got the Power: Art, Resistance, Hip-Hop Civics, & Joy


Propose a Session

We will begin accepting proposals for conference sessions in the spring. 

Watch How-To Webinar

Watch our recording of Conference Proposals Demystified: How to Build a Compelling Session. You'll get an overview of the conference and its delegates, and learn more about the session proposal process and the characteristics of successful proposals.

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