Community Conversations

The Guild is so thankful for the response to our Community Conversations! In the spirit of the flexibility of this programming, we have re-envisioned Community Conversations. We’ve added registration, a new monthly schedule where you can plug into two different Community Conversations a week, and changed our usual lineup of conversations to include discipline-based topics.

Community Conversations arose out of a response to COVID, and will continue in this spirit of collaborative problem-solving as our field and the rest of the world navigate this crisis. They remain virtual “water cooler” chitchats, an open-ended dialogue for constructive sharing and co-learning. Each Community Conversation will be lightly facilitated by a Guild staff member and is intended to inform future programming topics hosted by the Guild in more structured learning formats. They’re not recorded conversations, and the facilitator will only take light notes to share key points with attendees afterwards.

These conversations are open to all and Guild membership is not required. Children, pets, plants, snacks and beverages are all welcome in your Zoom thumbnail square for this is relaxed get-together!

Please review our Community Agreements before coming into the space. We will briefly look at them in the space as well. You can see them here.

Register for Community Conversations

Note: We're currently experiencing technical difficulties with our registration process. Though it will seem as though you're not able to complete your registration, so long as you fill out the first page and select "Next", you can consider your registration complete. You will receive an email containing a Zoom link to the Community Conversation(s) you've signed up for within one business day. If you do not receive this email, please contact us at

Creative Aging 

Next conversation: Thursday October 22, 12:30-1:30 PM EST. Future Date: 11/19

Open to all who create and support arts programming for people ages 55+. Register here.


Teaching Artistry

Next conversation: Tuesday October 27, 3-4 PM EST. Future Dates: 12/1

Open to all teaching artists. Register here.


Collegiate Divisional Schools

Next conversation: Thursday October 29, 3-4 PM EST. Future Dates: 12/3

Open to all who work in collegiate divisional schools. Register here.


Arts in Education / K-12 School Partnerships
Next conversation: Tuesday November 3, 3-4 PM EST. Future Dates: 12/8

Open to all who work in arts and K-12 school partnerships. Register here.



Next conversation: Thursday November 5, 3-4 PM EST. Future Dates: 11/5, 12/10

Open to all who work in music organizations or provide music programming. Register here.



Next conversation: Tuesday November 10, 3-4 PM EST. Future Dates: 11/10, 12/15

Open to all who work in dance organizations or provide dance programming. Register here.


Theater & Literary Arts

Next conversation: Thursday November 12, 3-4 PM EST. Future Dates: 11/12, 12/17

Open to all who work in theater and/or literary arts organizations, or provide theater and/or literary arts programming. Register here.


Visual Arts & Media Arts

Next conversation: Tuesday November 17, 3-4 PM EST. 

Open to all who work in visual arts and/or media arts organizations, or provide visual arts and/or media arts programming. Register here.