November 9–12, 2018
Seattle, WA

As arts marketers, we work to create a future that reflects organizational visions to better serve audiences and more deeply and equitably engage the community. But even as we focus on the needs of our organization and community, the world changes quicker and quicker—resources are limited and attentions spans short.  Yet, we still must be prepared to not only confront the challenges that come our way—but anticipate them and prepare for them. 

Join us in Seattle as we explore three core themes:

You: What new skill(s) do I need to learn to be effective in my individual career?
Your World: What information does the field need to navigate the current environment?
Your Future: What is our collective vision for the future, and how do we reach it?



With panel talks and hands-on workshops, learn the skills you need to be a better marketer. From the latest strategies to new technologies and innovations, this is the one-of-a-kind educational experience you’ve been looking for.


NAMP values community, and you'll experience unique ways to connect with members of the national arts marketing community. Make long-lasting connections with some of the brightest marketers as you network, learn, and have some fun.


Be inspired by an unrivaled roster of expert speakers, relevant content, and a variety of learning formats to imagine a brighter future. You’ll leave reinvigorated to take on what’s ahead.


Seattle is a city filled with convergence, crossings, connections. At the 1962 World’s Fair, the Seattle Monorail was unveiled, representing what the future of the city would soon look like – an incredible link between downtown Seattle and the fairgrounds.  That future has now arrived, and Seattle’s art and culture community is asking bigger questions: not just about art, but how art intersects with civic life.

For example, the newly transformed King Street Station is a place where artists, community and creative thinkers are connecting, creating and building bridges across cultures. The building, seated between two of Seattle’s oldest and most culturally rich neighborhoods, and accessible by every mode of transportation in the city; is now a nexus for Seattle’s diverse communities.

Learn more about the Local Host:

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) manages the city's public art program, cultural partnerships, grant program, the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, and The Creative Advantage initiative in an effort to foster a city driven by creativity and provide opportunities for everyone to engage in diverse arts and cultural experiences. In alignment with the City's Race and Social Justice Initiative, The Office works to eliminate institutional racism in their programs, policies and practices. The Office is supported by the 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council.

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