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Americans for the Arts Takes Nashville by Storm for its Annual Convention

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Officially beginning today, Friday, June 13, Americans for the Arts has landed in Nashville for its Annual Convention--a convening of arts and community leaders to network and discuss strategies for building stronger towns, counties, and cities through the arts. The discussions surrounding arts and business will be ever-present, with Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville Executive Director Casey Summar speaking about placing artists inside businesses to help advance their goals, and Vice President and Artistic Director of Arts Brookfield (a 2014 BCA 10 honoree) Debra Simon speaking on innovative corporate partnerships. Click on the following article from the Nashville Business Jounral to read about the Convention and the growing ties between Nashville's business and arts communities. #AFTAcon

 

Ties that bind: National spotlight on Nashville arts and business connections

 

“One of the things that inspired us to come back [to Nashville]… is the incredible amount of partnerships between the for-profit community and the nonprofit arts sector. Communities are changing so quickly. It’s really important that arts communities across the country see good examples… Nashville is an awesome, awesome place to showcase that.”
 

-Clayton Lord, Vice President of Local Arts Advancement, Americans for the Arts
 

 

“I think there is definitely a change in the way that business is partnering with the arts. It’s not just giving money, it’s looking at ways they can partner to advance business and creative goals.”

 

Emily Peck, Vice President of Private Sector Initiatives,
Americans for the Arts

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