Creative Conversations are local gatherings of engaged citizens in communities across the country and are part of a grassroots movement to elevate the profile of arts in America during National Arts & Humanities Month in October. What began in 2004 as a program of The Emerging Leaders Network at Americans for the Arts has expanded in scope to include all arts leaders and interested individuals.

Some of these local gatherings have grown into organized emerging leaders networks, been the catalyst for the development of community cultural plans, and have even helped shape local arts advocacy by connecting the cultural sector with the business community and political leadership. Creative Conversations are a local tool that empowers arts administrators to take a leadership role in their community by both designing programming and galvanizing peers to connect professionally.

Check back soon to learn more about hosting a Creative Conversation in 2014!