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2014 Conference | Charleston, South Carolina

Monday, October 20, 2014 - Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thank you to the nearly 300 leaders who joined us in Charleston!

Find resources, presentations, and handouts from the 2014 Conference.

We hope to see you in Providence, for our 2015 Alliance of Artists Communities' annual conference!

Explore the ways in which we can advance today's artists and their role in developing healthy, vibrant, engaged communities. Join arts leaders, funders, policy-makers, board members, educators, artists, and others from across the globe for three days of performances, trainings, tours, and talks. All are welcome!

Guillermo Gomez-Pena

From nuts-and-bolts sessions on organizational management, to hearing from artists about their creative practice, to conversations exploring cultural trends and the role of artists in society today - the 2014 meeting will highlight global perspectives and engage new voices from across the field. Be part of this year's conversations!

Why Charleston?

A city known for its thriving contemporary arts scene, cuisine, architecture, and historic charm, Charleston provides a perfect backdrop for this year's conversation. Off-site events will explore the rich diversity of Charleston's arts and culture - from artist tours of historic neighborhoods to workshops in the city's innovative artists spaces to culinary skillshares, improv workshops, hatmaking demos and more!


Generous support for the 2014 conference provided by:


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

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Conference image: "Charleston" (2012) by South Carolina artist Kristen Solecki