Better Together – Best Practices from the Field
A Statewide Arts Convening
Monday, September 26, 2016 at 9:00 AM – Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

Sacramento Convention Center
1030 15th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

CONFLUENCE 2016 will feature discussions by leading experts on topics such as Arts Education, Arts in Corrections, Storytelling and Making the Case for the Arts, Cultural Districts, Diversity & Equity, Collaborating with business, Arts and Technology, Arts marketing, Public Art, Working with Individual Artists, fundraising, grants and more.
Best practices, success stories and practical implementation strategies will be shared so participants leave with more tools to be effective arts advocates.

On Day One, network, share ideas and learn best practices from your fellow arts leaders, state-local partners and arts advocates. Enjoy keynote speakers and breakout sessions that will you leave inspired and prepared to continue the rewarding work of being arts leaders in your communities.

Join us also for a reception and awards ceremony at the Empress Tavern Monday night, more time to network and share!

On Day Two, get prepared for your legislative visit at the Advocacy 101 breakout session in the morning. Participants will learn effective strategies to speak with legislators and their staff, best practices for communicating your case to your local government and business community and how can you make a difference on the Federal level too. Legislative visits are planned for the afternoon with a final wrap up session and debrief.

Craig Watson, Director of California Arts Council welcoming everyone to CONFLUENCE 2016

CONFLUENCE 2016 took place inside the Sacramento Convention Center

Our Co-Director, praCh, having a few words with Craig Watson, the Director of the California Arts Council.

The new recipient of California Arts Council‘s Cultural Pathways 2016/17.

A new pilot grant program, Cultural Pathways is rooted in the California Arts Council’s commitment to serving the needs of an increasingly demographically complex California, and the belief that a healthy arts ecosystem reflects contributions from all of California’s diverse populations. This program provides two years of operating support and a host of technical assistance and professional development activities to small and emerging organizations rooted in communities of color, recent immigrant and refugee communities, or tribal groups. #CALOVESTHEARTS