National Innovation Summit in Denver

From October 20-23, 2013, the National Innovation Summit for Arts & Culture brought together arts leaders from around the world for a high-profile event that explored the challenges, discoveries, and achievements of daring to depart from traditional approaches.

For four days, 250 pioneering arts leaders and funders from 14 communities came together for a non-traditional conference in Denver, Colorado.

free online event extended the experience to participants around the world through a Virtual Summit that included livestreamed talks and discussion. Learn more and watch the 27 Talks.

To learn more, visit the official Summit website at:

Here's a talk, Small Town, Big Vision, by John Davis, Executive Director of the Lanesboro Art Center, which is re-imagining the future of rural America and the role that the arts can play in its sustainability by transforming an entire small town into an arts campus.