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

Creative Aging 

Next conversation: Thursday, March 4, 3-4 PM EST. 

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


Teaching Artistry

Next conversation: Tuesday, March 9, 3-4 PM EST. 

Open to all teaching artists. Register here.


Collegiate Divisional Schools

Next conversation: Thursday, March 11, 3-4 PM EST. 

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


Arts in Education / K-12 School Partnerships

Next conversation: Tuesday, March 16, 3-4 PM EST. 

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



Next conversation: Thursday, March 18, 3-4 PM EST. 

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


Creative Youth Development 

Next conversation: Monday, March 22, 3-4 PM EST.

Open to all young artists and all who create and support arts programming with young artists. Register here.



Next conversation: Tuesday, March 23, 3-4 PM EST.

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


Theater & Literary Arts

Next conversation: Thursday, March 25, 3-4 PM EST. 

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, March 30, 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.