2020 Arts & Arts Education Conference

2020 Tennessee Arts & Arts Education Conference

June 8-10, 2020

Marion County, Tennessee

including conference locations in the towns of Jasper, Kimball, South Pittsburg, and Whitwell

The conference will bring together arts administrators, educators, artists and community leaders for a full two days of learning and sharing around the theme of Asset-Based Community Development and Education (ABCDE). ABCDE is an approach used in community organizing and youth development focusing on assets, rather than deficits, to achieve positive outcomes. The conference will recognize the arts as among the key assets in Tennessee by highlighting programs that bring forth the unique strengths of individuals and communities through the arts. Professional development will include best practices, strategies in arts management and education, lesson demonstrations, collaborative work, networking and more. Information about the asset-based approach is available here.

Now accepting session proposals through January 22

  • Sparkplug Sessions: Jumpstart your professional development or spark interest in a variety of topics. Learn practical skills and tools needed for daily work in arts management and education. 
  • Asset-Based Community Development and Education (ABCDE) Sessions: Sparkplug-inspired sessions with an emphasis on the asset-based approach.
  • Arts Experiences: Learn a new arts skill and complete a finished artwork while reflecting on conference content.

Submit a Session Proposal