About the Conference
2017 NATIONAL ARTS MARKETING PROJECT CONFERENCE
November 10–13, 2017
As arts marketers, we work to create a future that reflects both our own vision and our organizational visions to better serve our audiences. But even as we focus on the needs of our organizations, the world around us changes quicker and quicker—it seems to get louder, crazier, and more angst-ridden than ever. Yet, we still must be prepared to not only confront the challenges that are sure to come our way—but anticipate them and prepare for them before they arrive.
Join us in Memphis as we explore three core themes:
You: What new skill(s) do I need to learn to be effective in my individual career?
Your World: What information does the field need to navigate the current environment?
Your Future: What is our collective vision for the future, and how do we reach it?
WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?
With panel talks and hands-on workshops, learn the skills you need to be a better marketer. From the latest strategies to new technologies and innovations, this is the one-of-a-kind educational experience you’ve been looking for.
NAMP values community, and you'll experience unique ways to connect with members of the national arts marketing community. Make long-lasting connections with some of the brightest marketers as you network, learn, and have some fun.
DESIGNED TO INSPIRE
Be inspired by an unrivaled roster of expert speakers, relevant content, and a variety of learning formats to imagine a brighter future. You’ll leave reinvigorated to take on what’s ahead.
The city of rhythm and soul, Memphis is recognized for its rich musical heritage and cultural contributions to the identity of the American South. It is the pivotal intersection of American music history: from Rock and Roll to Blues to American Soul Music, this city has shaped the careers of some of America’s biggest music icons, including Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Otis Redding, and B.B. King.
Immerse yourself in institutions that honor Memphis' legacy such as Stax Records and Sun Studios, or check out the innovations shaping the city's future like Crosstown Concourse and Collage Dance Collective. After three days, you’ll leave inspired by the Grit 'n' Grind spirit that is Memphis.
Learn more about the Memphis Host Committee:
ArtsMemphis - www.artsmemphis.org
Founded in 1963 as a United Arts Fund, ArtsMemphis works to sustain Memphis’ world-renowned cultural vitality by providing grants to arts organizations and artists, making strategic investments in arts-based initiatives and serving as a connector, mentor and promoter for the arts sector. In the past 10 years, ArtsMemphis has allocated over $40 million to the arts in Shelby County. In fiscal year 2017, ArtsMemphis invested $2.5 million into the local arts community. ArtsMemphis strengthens the area’s arts assets by amplifying awareness, driving support, and building capacity for the arts sector. ArtsMemphis’ impact extends across demographic, geographic and socioeconomic barriers through the activities of 70+ grantees and partners, which vary widely in size, location and focus.