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2020 West Virginia Arts in Our Communities Conference

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The Culture Center

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, WV 25305

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In its fourth year, The Arts in Our Communities Conference began as a single-day advocacy conference, a segue into Arts Day at the Legislature. Although the conference still leads into Arts Day and advocacy remains a focus, it has grown into a two-day event full of training and information sharing for both arts organizations and individual artists throughout the state of West Virginia. At our 2020 conference will be: sharing arts education projects from 2019; holding workshops for artists in photographing artwork, writing proposals, and business planning; holding workshops for organizations in advocacy, fundraising, accessibility, and writing RFPs; and hosting several workshops that appeal to both artists and organizations such as a STEAM project workshop, Folklife panel discussion, and several grant workshops. We will have performances each day by a school group. The conference will end with a session of roundtable discussions, each table hosting a separate topic with arts leaders facilitating informal discussions, all happening at the same time so attendees may choose to go from one table to another during the session. A table for artists and arts organizations to share flyers, postcards, brochures, and business cards will be provided. Also, at various times throughout the conference, our own WVDACH photographer will be offering professional headshots, free of charge! Keynote speakers are Tom Simplot, Senior Deputy Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and Pam Breaux, President & CEO of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. Please join us for this conference as well as Arts Day at the Legislature on Feb. 27th, and help us strengthen the arts in communities throughout our wonderful state.

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1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, WV 25305

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