Monday, April 13, 2020

Amid the health crisis of COVID-19 and wanting to prioritize the health and safety of our attendees, Americans for the Arts made the difficult decision to cancel the traditional in-person gathering of the National Arts Action Summit, which was to take place in Washington, D.C. at the end of March. However, there is good news: we are delighted to bring arts advocates a brand-new experience to engage virtually at the first ever National Arts Action Digital Summit.

With Congress scheduled to return in May for further COVID-19 relief legislation and the annual federal budget, advocating for the arts is more important now than ever. The National Arts Action Digital Summit includes three plenary and ten issue-specific webinars live April 27 through May 1, 2020. Over these five days, you'll gain a depth of knowledge from policy experts at Americans for the Arts and many of our National Partners, including sessions on the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Education, Charitable Giving, Arts and Juvenile Justice, and many more.

Registration is $150 for the entire summit, or you can attend individual sessions for $25 each. One plenary session discussing the impacts of COVID-19 will be free for all registrants. Each session also will be available as a recording that you can watch again later to refresh your learning, or at your own pace and on your own schedule.

The National Arts Action Digital Summit is the best way to prepare yourself to make key asks of your federal elected officials and to learn how to be the best arts advocate you can be. Register here, then join the Summit Facebook event to connect with other arts advocates before, during, and after the event.