Arts Summit

The 2020 Kennedy Center Arts Summit

Arts & [in by of with for against without] Community

April 20, 2020

The 2020 Arts Summit explores the complex and varied relationships between art and community. Through conversations, presentations, and performances, we will examine: What is the value of art from one community to the next? What is the value of the artist? What happens when art works against community? What is the responsibility of the artist? How do institutions interrogate their roles, responsibilities, and practices within these ecosystems?

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Early Bird Registration

Registration opens January 10, 2020

Early Bird Registration: $129 January 10-February 28

Regular Registration

Regular Registration: $179 February 28-April 13

Registration closes April 13, 2020

Discount Codes are available for Teachers and Students who would like to attend the 2020 Arts Summit. Please contact for more information.

Discount Codes are available for Arts Leaders ages 18-35 who would like to attend the 2020 Arts Summit. Please contact for more information.

Online Registration for the Arts Summit closes Thursday, April 13, 2020. On-site registration is available on April 20, 2020.

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The Day

The Agenda for the 2020 Arts Summit will be announced in February 2020

Arts Summit 2018: An Illustrated Story

Arts Summit is a day of inspiration and transformation, with thought leaders and artists from across disciplines sharing their stories and ideas, and asking some of the most important and provocative questions of our day. These speakers – and all of the guests who committed to creating change – are our heroes. This illustrated story synthesizes the most powerful messages and moments of Arts Summit 2018.

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