From October 20 – 23, the National Innovation Summit for Arts & Culture will bring together 250 arts leaders in Denver and virtual participants from around the world for a high-profile event exploring the challenges, discoveries, and achievements of daring to depart from traditional approaches in the sector.

The Summit will engage participants in two ways:

  • In Denver: For four days at History Colorado in Denver, 250 pioneering arts leaders and funders from 12 communities nationwide will come together for a non-traditional conference that will feature workshops, talks, in-depth discussions, arts experiences and immersive game environments.
  • The Virtual Summit is a free online event that extends the experience of the Summit to participants around the world by live-streaming three days of powerful 12-minute talks by bold thinkers, and connecting on-site and off-site participants through meaningful discussion. Register now.

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This inaugural Summit, titled “Leaving the Shore,” will celebrate and advance the arts and culture sector’s capacity to innovate and adapt, and will also serve as an accelerator for a growing movement to recognize innovation and adaptive change as essential disciplines in the arts and culture sector.

Learn more about the Virtual Summit,  Participants,  Sponsors,  Sessions, and  Schedule.

About EmcArts

The Summit is a new programmatic venture of EmcArts Inc.

Recognized as the leading nonprofit provider of innovation services to the arts and culture sector nationwide, EmcArts and its programs support the development and implementation of new strategies that generate public value, by arts organizations of all sizes.  EmcArts is a 501(c)(3) organization.