Arts Midwest Conference for Performing Artists; September 9-12th

Arts Midwest Conference for Performing Artists; September 9-12th

ArtsMidwestThe Arts Midwest Conference is the preeminent booking and educational conference for the Midwest performing arts industry, and will take place in Austin, Texas, September 9-12. Join 1,000 of your colleagues when the conference brings performing artists, managers, and agents; performing arts presenters/venues; and arts administrators together for an educational and motivational four days focused on promoting and presenting live touring performing arts.

During the conference, attendees can connect with colleagues; promote or discover artists in the Marketplace exhibit hall; experience 200+ live performances or perform in showcases; and learn new skills and enrich their knowledge at a wide range of professional development sessions.

For those looking to dig deeper into a topic the half-day In-Depth Seminars on fundraising, social media, and Presenting 101 are an affordable add-on to your conference experience. Members of the Southwest Performing Arts Presenters and Plains Presenters will also hold business and block booking discussions, and performing arts program staff from Mid-America Arts Alliance will be available for consultations. Of course we’ll mix the business with some Texas-sized fun and have plenty of time to network and play in true Austin style.

Conference registration is now open. Register by July 10 to take advantage of discount pricing.

For more information about the conference, please visit The conference serves the 15 states represented by Mid-America Arts Alliance and Arts Midwest.

The early-bird application deadline is July 10, and funding support from Mid-America Arts Alliance is now available! Professional Development Support Grants for artists and arts-based professionals in our region are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to learn more.