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Kennedy Center Arts Summit 2019


The Kennedy Center Arts Summit is an annual one-day convening to investigate the power and potential of the arts. Bringing together thought leaders for conversation and connection, the Arts Summit engages experts from across numerous fields, aiming to challenge old ideas, spark new ones, and catalyze potent partnerships across disciplines.

The 2019 Arts Summit, “The Human Journey: Creating the Story of US”, will explore how we define and shape our world through the stories we tell (and the ones we don't). How can storytelling reframe our world view — shift/expand what we think is possible? How do more inclusive and diverse stories — stories beyond the dominant narrative — help build a more equitable society? How can radical listening foster empathy and “stitch” together the tears in our social fabric? Through a series of long conversations, performances, discussions, breakout sessions, and presentations, we will broadly explore story as an art, a tool, and a strategy for moving us forward.


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Online Registration for the Arts Summit closes Thursday, April 25, 2019. On-site registration is available on April 29, 2019.

Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration Fee: $150 until February 15, 2019

Regular Registration Fee: $175 from February 15 – April 29, 2019

Discount Codes are available for Teachers and Students who would like to attend the 2019 Arts Summit. Please contact for more information.