Mark your calendars now for 2020! 

Our TENTATIVE dates are April 6-7, 2020

Community arts administrators, leaders and volunteers gather each spring to focus on leadership skills, networking and topics related to community arts agencies.

The conference is an opportunity for arts agency and community leaders from across the state to meet with state arts leaders, network with other community arts leaders and to participate in professional development sessions. This year's conference included sessions on legal and accounting issues related to community arts agency management, organizational and program success stories, handling stress in the workplace, arts advocacy and state arts funding.

The Professional Development Conference benefits community arts leaders – arts administrators, board members and volunteers. The conference includes topic-specific professional development workshops and networking opportunities with arts leaders from all over the state. Gain knowledge to expand the arts in your community and be an effective leader.


 RECAP and LINKS TO PRESENTATIONS - 2019 Professional Development Conference

Keynote Speaker: Shining a Light on the Importance of Arts Education and Arts Integration + Statewide Arts Education Updates

Breakout Sessions: Get Tips, Testimonials, and Tools for Achieving Practical Successes in Your Arts Organization 

    • Marketing & Audience Development: Ways to Attract New Groups: Leslie Forrester, Executive Director, Springfield Regional Arts Council
    • Presentation - Leslie Forrester
    • 10 Financial Mistakes Nonprofits Make: Sue Greenberg, Executive Director, St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
    • Fighting the Fundraising Fear: How to Make "The Ask" and Create a Donor List: New Chapter Coaching
    • Presentation - New Chapter Coaching

State of the Arts: What's Next for the Missouri Arts Council and How to Be the Best Arts Advocate Possible

Professional Development Session – Legal and Accounting Issues in the Arts

Art on the Move: An Exciting Arts Opportunity to Bring to Your Community.  Learn more.

Info on all speakers:  MACAA Conference Speakers

Some acronyms to know:  Acronyms

2019 Pics:

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