Community Conversations

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

These conversations are open to all—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 at the beginning of the conversation as well. You can see them here.

Community Conversations
Please see our event calendar for monthly dates and times.

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

Teaching Artistry
Open to all teaching artists. Register here.

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

Arts in Education / K-12 School Partnerships
Open to all who work in arts and K-12 school partnerships. (If you are interested in registering for this conversation, please email programs@nationalguild.org.)

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

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

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

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