Each Roundtable focuses on a specific, timely topic and yields a series of recommendations on public policies and private sector practices—with the goal of moving the issue from thought to action. Read recommendations and event summaries in our archive.
Past National Arts Policy Roundtables
- 2022 – Putting the Arts to Work:15 Years of Policy Conversations and Charting Pathways Forward
- 2020 – Putting Creative Workers to Work: Reimagining Our Nation's Creative Workforce
- 2019 – The Arts and the Natural World: Envisioning Pathways to a Sustainable Future
- 2018 – Taking History Forward: The Arts as a Door to Dialogue and Change
- 2017 – Re-Animating Democracy: The Arts as a Change Agent in Changing Times
- 2016 – Negotiating the New: Public and Private Sector Support in Changing Times
- 2015 – Transforming America's Communities through the Arts: Philanthropy's Role—Why? How? What?
- 2014 – At the Edge of the Future: The Arts and Technology in the 21st Century
- 2013 – Arts and Healing: Body, Mind, and Community
- 2012 – Leveraging the Remake: The Role of the Arts in a Shifting Economy
- 2011 – Innovating for Impact: Arts-based Solutions for a Stronger America
- 2010 – The Role of the Arts in Educating America for Great Leadership and Economic Strength
- 2009 – The Role of the Arts in Strengthening and Inspiring the 21st Century Global Community
- 2008 – The Arts and Civic Engagement: Strengthening the 21st Century Community
- 2007 – Thinking Creatively and Competing Globally: The Role of the Arts in Building the 21st Century American Workforce
- 2006 – The Future of Private Sector Giving to the Arts in America
The National Arts Policy Roundtable was launched in October 2006 by Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, and Robert Redford, founder of the Sundance Institute, to promote cross-sector dialogue about how the arts can contribute to solving societal problems. Each Roundtable focuses on a specific, timely topic and yields a series of recommendations on public policies and private sector practices—with the goal of moving the issue from thought to action. The invitation-only Roundtable has convened nearly 300 top-level decision makers and thought leaders from the fields of business, government, the social sector, education, and the arts.
For more information about the National Arts Policy Roundtable, please contact Olivia Tarpley via email at [email protected].