All state arts agency staff and council members are invited to NASAA Assembly 2016! Join us to meet your peers from around the country, gain skills and insights from learning sessions designed for public arts funders, and experience world-class artistic offerings.

Who Should Attend?

Everyone is welcome. Learning sessions and networking events will be designed for both state arts agency staff and council members. All peer groups will be gathering, and numerous national arts partners will be in attendance as participants and speakers.

Agenda and Travel

See the Agenda at a Glance to inform your travel plans. For more on Assembly sessions, refer to Session Details.

Consider arriving early or staying an extra day to catch the Preview Week of ArtPrize, an "unorthodox, highly disruptive, and undeniably intriguing" public art festival that has helped to make Grand Rapids a year-round epicenter for creativity.

NASAA has secured discounted hotel rates for Assembly 2016 participants. See Hotel & Travel for more information.

About Grand Rapids

The staff from our host agency, the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, has curated a special list of Grand Rapids attractions just for you! You'll be impressed with the abundance. Recently lauded by The New York Times as a top travel destination for 2016, Grand Rapids has long been a mecca for designers, artists and craftspeople. It's wonderfully walkable downtown is known for its arts scene (including distinctive sculpture and murals) and its libations (with more than 40 breweries). Outdoor enthusiasts will find many active adventures on tap, too.

Thanks to Our Supporters

NASAA and the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs look forward to seeing you in Grand Rapids!

Photo by Brian Kelly, courtesy of ArtPrize 2016