For Immediate Release
April 25, 2012
San Antonio Contact:
San Antonio to host more than 1,100 arts professionals at Americans for the Arts' Annual Convention in June
WHAT: Americans for the Arts (AFTA), the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, will hold its 2012 Annual Convention in San Antonio, TX from June 8-10, 2012. Americans for the Arts is also holding both a Public Art Preconference and Emerging Leaders Preconference in San Antonio on June 7, 2012.
WHO: Keynote speakers at the convention include, Luis Ubiñas, president of the Ford Foundation; and Naomi Shihab Nye, award-winning poet, writer, anthologist, educator and celebrated author.
WHEN: Friday, June 8, 2012 — Sunday, June 10, 2012
WHERE: Grand Hyatt San Antonio, 600 E. Market Street
MORE: The annual convention is the largest gathering in the nation of arts leaders and their partners in creative business, education and government. It's been nearly 40 years since San Antonio has hosted an AFTA convention. Local arts professionals will be engaged in national conversations about the new arts landscape, "The New Normal," and how arts and culture can shape a community. The convention will showcase all the best San Antonio art, performances, cuisine, and culture through tours, receptions, and special programming for a true Texas experience. Additional convention details to be announced soon! Early Bird Registration deadline is April 27.
Go to convention.artsusa.org for presentation schedules, discounts, & more. Your guide to arts and culture in San Antonio - www.sahearts.com
Contact Heather Eichling for San Antonio convention details. For information about Americans for the Arts, contact Catherine Brandt at 202.712.2054 or email@example.com or go to http://www.americansforthearts.org
Public Information Officer
Office of Cultural Affairs
City of San Antonio
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