Arts Midwest Conference

Join 1,000 performing arts professionals comprising artists, managers, and agents; performing arts presenters; and arts administrators from throughout the United States and beyond. Registration for the 2016 Conference in Milwaukee is available now for presenters, exhibitors, and service organizations. 

2016 Arts Midwest Conference | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Tuesday, September 13–Friday, September 16, 2016

Introducing Milwaukee’s own Dasha Kelly as featured speaker


Photo by Catina Cole Photography (Copyright 2015)

As a nationally-respected writer, artist, and social entrepreneur, Dasha was named Artist of the Year in 2016 by the City of Milwaukee. She founded the Still Waters Collective, an arts education and community-building initiative that uses creative writing and spoken word as tools for building leadership and shaping self-esteem. In addition to writing for several national, regional, and local magazines, she has published two collections of poems, essays, and short stories; four full-length spoken word recordings; a poetry chapbook; and two novels including her latest, Almost Crimson (Curbside Splendor).

Announcing Oskar Eustis, who nurtured hits like Hamilton, as keynote speaker


Photo by Aislinn Wiedele

Throughout his career, Eustis has been dedicated to the development of new work that speaks to the great issues of our time and has worked with countless artists in pursuit of that aim, from Tony Kushner and Suzan-Lori Parks to David Henry Hwang and Lin-Manuel Miranda. As Artistic Director of the Public Theater since 2005, he has made a significant impact on American theater and demonstrates a firm commitment to creativity, collaborations, and broadening the performing arts audience.