The Kennedy Center Arts Summit

The 2016 Kennedy Center Arts Summit
In association with the Aspen Institute Arts Program and Citizen University

Co-Hosts: Yo-Yo Ma & Renée Fleming
April 25, 2016

The Arts Summit is an annual spring convening, hosted by the Kennedy Center, designed to bring thought leaders from the arts and related fields together for conversation and connection. Set to be held in Washington, DC on April 25, 2016, the 2016 edition of the Summit will focus on Citizen Artistry, the idea of using the arts to influence positive change in people's lives. Together, we will examine this idea, and its application in today's society, through the lens of ideals John F. Kennedy set forth for our country during his Presidency: courage, service, justice, freedom, gratitude, exploration, and innovation. The program will serve as a blueprint and launching pad for both the Kennedy Center's celebration of JFK's 100th Birthday during the 2016-17 season, and for new collaborations and initiatives among participants.

Renée Fleming

Yo-Yo Ma

Deborah F. Rutter
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Travel and Accommodations

Travel and lodging are not included in the registration fee. All bookings are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ask for the "Kennedy Center/Aspen Institute Arts Summit Rate"

Preferred Hotels

Avenue Suites

2500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington D.C. 20037
(202) 333-8060

Capella Hotel

Special Rate: 10% off published rates across room categories starting from Deluxe Room.

1050 31st Street NW
Washington D.C. 20007
(202) 617-2400

Park Hyatt Washington

April 24-25, 2016:
Park Deluxe King: $339
Park Junior Suite: $379
Park Suite: $459
Park Executive Suite: $549

April 24-26, 2016:
Park Deluxe King: $385
Park Junior Suite: $435
Park Suite: $569
Park Executive Suite: $635

1201 24th Street NW
Washington D.C. 20037
(202) 789-1234


$349/night 1150 22nd Street NW
Washington D.C. 20037
(202) 835-0500

The River Inn

$259/night 924 25th Street NW
Washington D.C. 20037
(202) 337-7600

State Plaza

April 24 - $169/night
April 25 - $229/night
2117 E Street NW
Washington D.C. 20037
(202) 861-8200

Additional Accommodation Options

  • Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom

    515 20th Street NW
    Washington D.C. 20006
    Marriott Hotels
    (888) 236-2427 or (202) 296-5700

  • Four Seasons Hotel

    2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
    Washington D.C. 20007
    (202) 342-0444

  • George Washington University Inn

    824 New Hampshire Street NW
    Washington D.C. 20037
    (800) 426-4455

  • One Washington Circle Hotel

    One Washington Circle NW
    Washington D.C. 20037
    (202) 872-1680

For information on hotel accommodations near the Kennedy Center please click here:


To RSVP, please email us with the completed registration form.

  • Ticket Prices:
    General $125
    Teachers and Teaching Artists $50
    Students $15