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Arts @ the Heart Conference

june 4-5, 2015

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Please join us for the 2015 Arts @ the Heart Convening this spring - designed for local arts agencies and organizations across the state. We invite you join in a spirited conversation about animating our cities and towns through the arts! Don't miss out - register today!
  • Cultivate new partnerships and collaborations
  • Enhance your leadership skills
  • Learn about national trends and best practices
  • Acquire the tools to engage your community
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Keynote by Doug Borwick, Ph.D.

Dr. Doug Borwick is author of Engaging Matters, a blog for ArtsJournal and author/editor of Building Communities, Not Audiences: The Future of the Arts in the United States. A leading advocate for the arts and community engagement Dr. Borwick has presented workshops across the country and has served as keynote speaker/presenter for the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing, 'Ontario Dances' in Toronto, the Maine Arts Commission's statewide conference, the Texas Commission on the Arts conference, and the Arts Alliance Illinois/Illinois Arts Council conference, 'One State Together in the Arts'. He served as President of the Board of the Association of Arts Administration Educators and was Director of the Arts Management and Not-for-Profit Management Programs at Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC for three decades. Dr. Borwick is CEO of Outfitters4, Inc., providing management services for nonprofits and of ArtsEngaged, offering training and consultation services to artists and arts organizations seeking to more effectively engage with their communities. Dr. Borwick holds the Ph.D. in Music Composition from the Eastman School of Music and is an award-winning member of ASCAP.

Professional Development Grants (PDGs) are available for members of your organization or community team to attend Arts @ the Heart. To be eligible for a PDG for this conference you must live at least 50 miles from the conference site. Just email us or give us a call at 775.687.7109! (Note: The registration cost of $66 cannot be reimbursed with PDG funds)
Stay at the Siena!

The riverfront boutique-style Siena Hotel Spa Casino is walking distance from Reno's Arts and Culture District. Reservations must be made by May 4th. To make reservations, please call the Siena Hotel Reservation Department at 1.877.743.6233, and ask for the Arts @ The Heart room block. We suggest scheduling your Siena Hotel Airport Shuttle reservation when you book your room


  • Thursday June 4th $45 Standard King per room per night
  • Friday June 5th $80 Standard King per room per night
  • Saturday June 6th $80 Standard King per room per night

Washoe County Room Tax 13.50%, City of Reno Surcharge $2, Resort Fee $12.48 per room per night applies.

The 2015 Arts @ the Heart Convening is a program of the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

This year's A@H is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Brewery Arts Center, Liberty Fine Arts Gallery and the Carson City Visitors Bureau.

National Endowment for the Arts
Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs
Nevada Arts Council
Brewery Arts Center
Liberty Fine Art Gallery
Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau