Apply for NAMPC Scholarships Before July 31!

Americans for the Arts and two of our partners, Georgia Council for the Arts and WonderRoot, are offering scholarships to arts professionals throughout the country to assist them in attending our 2014 National Arts Marketing Conference. The application deadline for ALL scholarships is July 31, 2014.

To apply for Americans for the Arts NAMPC scholarships, you must be an individual member or receiving benefits through an organization membership. Preconference Scholarships, Underserved Communities and Field Diversity Scholarships, and Emerging Leaders Scholarships are available, in addition to our partners' local scholarships for individuals residing in Georgia.

For more details and to apply TODAY, visit our Scholarships page!

2014 Opening Keynote in the Press!

Steve Stoute, CEO & Founder, Translation
Author: The Tanning of America: How Hip Hop Created a Culture that Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy

Named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business (2014) and Advertising Age’s Executive of the Year (2013) Steve is an expert at helping Fortune 500 companies thrive in popular culture. His acclaimed book The Tanning of America: How Hip Hop Created a Culture that Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy, offers insightful lessons for understanding and engaging with today’s young adult market—what he calls “The Tan Generation.”

Steve will kick off the 2014 NAMP Conference by demonstrating why promoting diversity in the arts is no longer a mere challenge for cultural marketers, but a prerequisite for survival and continued relevance in today’s pop culture obsessed world. Attendees will leave with strategies and best practices for bringing the arts to today’s diverse young adult market.

“Young people champion and embrace the multicultural beauty and power of today’s America. Nobody gets this - or what it means for marketers, tastemakers, the culture at large - better than Steve Stoute.”
— Judy McGrath, Former CEO of MTV Networks.

Read more about Steve Stoute.

Photo Credit: Len Irish

Call for Applications - Winners Receive Free NAMPC 2014 Registration!

Want to go to NAMP Conference 2014 in Atlanta on the house this year? Americans for the Arts is thrilled to once again partner with Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) to present the 2014 Arts Destination Marketing Award, recognizing the importance of a strong relationship between communities' destination marketing organizations (DMO) and local arts agencies. Two organizations will be honored for their work using the arts to market their community as a travel destination and awarded free registrations for NAMP Conference 2014!

If your destination marketing organization, convention and visitor bureau, or local arts agency has done exceptional work in this area apply by May 16, 2014 here. Awards will be presented at the opening keynote at NAMPC 2014.