Apply Today! The 2015 Arts Destination Marketing Award

Deadline is May 15, 2015

Americans for the Arts has partnered again with Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) for the 2015 Arts Destination Marketing Award. Established by Americans for the Arts and Destination Marketing Association International, this award recognizes the importance of a strong relationship between a community’s Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) and its Local Arts Agency (LAA). Synergy between these organizations plays a key role in a destination’s brand by weaving a community’s arts, cultural, and heritage story into its overall community message, effectively developing a truly distinctive locale.

Two awards will be given. One to a LAA and a DMO with a DMO annual operating budget of US $3,000,000 or less and one to a LAA and a DMO with a DMO annual operating budget of US $3,000,001 or more. The awards will be presented at Destination Marketing Association International’s Annual Convention, July 14-17, in Austin, TX and at the National Arts Marketing Conference, November 6-9, in Salt Lake City, UT.

"This award highlights innovative and effective cultural tourism collaborations,” commented Robert Lynch, president & CEO of American for the Arts. “Communities that support and market the arts have healthier tourism revenue, which is good for local businesses, creates local jobs, and improves the quality of life for residents."


Now Accepting Session Proposals for the 2015 NAMP Conference!

Americans for the Arts officially invites you to submit a session proposal for the 2015 National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference, November 6-9, 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT. This year’s theme, Lift Off, will celebrate the forward momentum driving the modernized marketing industry. We want to hear from you! Come share a marketing strategy to help bring fellow arts organizations to new heights! Or co-curate a panel on the cutting-edge engagement tactics that are energizing your day-to-day work. This November, get ready to be invigorated and inspired, celebrate breakthroughs and challenges, and together – our organizations will Lift Off toward the future.

The NAMP Conference welcomes session proposals from a variety of arts, nonprofit, and marketing professionals.

Proposals will be accepted in the following categories:

Conference Sessions should be complete learning experiences with specific outcomes and learning objectives. Please review our three conference tracks to determine which track best fits your proposal.

Roundtable Discussions are intimate, facilitated group conversations focused on topics of interest and importance to marketing professionals and arts leaders. Roundtable discussions are not assigned to any particular conference track.

All Conference Proposals will be accepted until April 1, 2015.



Thanks for a fantastic 2014 NAMP Conference!

The 2014 National Arts Marketing Project Conference was a huge success! Special thanks to our local hosts, the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, and to the attendees, speakers, and exhibitors who joined us in sharing ideas, struggles, and inspiration. You can keep the conversation going by checking out the links below!

See the wrap up storify, Videos, & Blogs on our 2014 Atlanta Highlights Page

Download Presentations and Handouts on our attendee page

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