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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 was hosted in Denver, Colorado from October 2-5.

The 2018 Annual Conference will be hosted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from October 15-18! 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!

Joining us in Denver? See the "What to Know Before You Go" tab on the left to learn more about what you can expect.

2017 Conference

Discover Denver this fall! Denver, Colorado is a vibrant metropolis with 300 days of sunny skies annually. 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.

Generous support for the 2017 conference provided by:

Bonfils-Stanton Denver Arts & Venues
Clyfford Still Museum RedLine Rauschenberg
WESTAF Ratio Beerworks The Art Hotel

Artist Keynote | Okwui Okpokwasili

Okwui Okpokwasili is a multidisciplinary, Brooklyn based artist, whose Bessie Award-winning piece Bronx Gothic (2013) is the subject of an new documentary by Andrew Rossi. Okwui will deliver the artist keynote on Tuesday, October 3. Describing her artistic practice as occurring at the “intersection of theater, dance, and installation." Her works are characterized by movement and gesture reflecting a dynamic interiority and singular psychic condition. Her focus is the embodied and ontological condition of being black, and being a woman.

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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.

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