Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2024 Conference for Community Arts Education! Our Conference is shaped by the voices, cultures, perspectives, and backgrounds of the community arts field.
Influenced by adrienne maree brown’s book, “Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds,” this year's conference, Seeding Fractals: Cultivating Connections, Multiplying Impact hopes to plant the seeds of radical change through our arts education communities like fractals, growing and multiplying our impact.
We seek session proposals that encompass a wide spectrum of mediums, topics, ideas, and perspectives. Whether you are an arts educator, student, community leader, artist, or advocate, your insights are invaluable in shaping our future. Share your expertise, ignite discussions, and inspire collective action together. Applicants of all ages, art mediums, and community spaces are encouraged to apply.
To ensure your session is considered, please read the below information and instructions carefully.
Key steps in the submission process
- Session submission portal opens: September 13
- Session proposal deadline: October 2
- Notification of session status: November 6
Characteristics of a strong proposal
We are looking for sessions that:
- Have strong and clear creative content with innovative and equitable goals.
- Feature community engagement based on a reciprocal and sustainable model.
- Contain content that has a lasting positive impact on the field of community arts education, specifically with and for communities that have been and are systemically marginalized.
- Address all aspects of accessibility for diverse learners and disabilities populations.
- Feature content experts who are also effective presenters—we also are interested in hearing from experts from beyond the field of arts education, e.g., researchers, policy makers, etc. (note that the maximum number of presenters/panelists is three).
- Are relevant to a multidisciplinary audience of nonprofit arts education providers.
- Incorporate, where possible, art making or creative expression.
Because we value multiple perspectives, the Guild seeks to engage presenters who represent divergent perspectives, a diversity of backgrounds, artistic disciplines, geographic locations, etc. We encourage you to collaborate with others, including arts education leaders, students, as well as non-arts partners in adjacent sectors.
Begin your session proposal form by clicking Next Page below!