2019 Conference for Community Arts Education - Austin Planning Meeting


February 27, 2019


9:30 am–1:00 pm


Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX

The National Guild for Community Arts Education, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Texas Cultural Trust are pleased to invite you to participate in the upcoming planning meeting for the 2019 Conference for Community Arts Education.

As a national organization, we have the privilege of bringing together arts education leaders from around the country through our annual conference. This spring, we are hosting planning meetings across Texas to connect the Guild to critical issues and opportunities affecting the field regionally and help identify local organizations, thought leaders, and artists to highlight during the program. We are reaching out to those on the ground—the practitioners doing the remarkable, day-to-day work of transforming communities through the arts—to build a collective vision for what this conference can achieve.

Please complete the reservation form by February 22 to RSVP for the planning meeting and networking lunch. The Guild is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive conference and encourage you to share this invitation with others who you think would like to be part of the planning process!

About the Conference:

The Conference will be held in Austin, October 30–November 2, 2019. The Conference is the nation’s leading annual gathering of the community arts education field, bringing together 700+ arts education stakeholders including practitioners, funders, youth, policy makers, researchers, and professionals from allied sectors. Many are leading community-based organizations ranging from neighborhood arts and music schools, arts and cultural centers, youth theaters and orchestras, mural arts programs, and arts education divisions of theater and dance companies, universities, museums, local arts agencies, and parks and recreation departments. The conference program addresses the specific needs of leaders in the field and provides support for expanding equitable access to arts learning opportunities in communities across the country.