The 2015 Americans for the Arts National Arts Policy Roundtable convened on September 17-19, 2015 at the Sundance Resort and Preserve, Utah in partnership with Sundance Institute.

The 2015 topic, Transforming America's Communities: Philanthropy's Role: Why? How? What? brought together leading arts funders in the nation, along with artists, throught leaders, and key members of the business sector for a practical and proactive discussion. Participants explored ideas that resulted in recommendations and action steps to ensure that the arts and arts support can move forward aggressively during a time of great economic promise while still handicapped by many misperceptions about the value of the arts in our society.

It is our hope that the outcomes and recommendations encourage a stronger financial footing from the private and public sectors and help to cultivate an enhanced awareness at all levels, that the arts and artists are powerful partners in helping to solve national problems in areas such as education, health and healing, diversity, community development, and building a competitive work force, among many others. 

Briefing Book

Participant List

Americans for the Arts gratefully acknowledges the NAMM Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Ruth Lilly Fund of Americans for the Arts for support of the 2015 National Arts Policy Roundtable.