Convenings

We host gatherings for educators, artists, administrators, funders, and others looking for a rich exchange of arts ed ideas.

ACTIVATE Arts Learning Conference
(formerly Regional Arts Education Day)

  • Participate in a variety of hands-on concurrent sessions

  • Hear engaging keynotes from leaders in the field

  • Earn continuing education (Act 48) credits

  • Meet the best and brightest arts education minds in Southwestern PA

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Jasiri X gives a speech in front of a screen reading "Artists are here to disturb the peace."

ACTIVATE Arts Learning Conference sliding scale rates

Thanks to support from The Grable Foundation and The Heinz Endowments, we are able to offer conference registration on a sliding scale:  

  • $70 – my school has less than 20% of students from low-income households OR my organization’s annual revenue is over $1 million
  • $55 – my school has 20% – 39% of students from low-income households OR my organization’s annual revenue is $750K-$999,999
  • $40 – my school has 40% – 59% of students from low-income households OR my organization’s annual revenue is $500K-$749,999
  • $30 – my school has greater than 60% of students from low-income households, my organization’s annual revenue is less than $500K, OR I am an independent teaching artist

Coming 10.10.22 — Indigenous Peoples’ Day – we are getting back together in person! 

Why the New Name?

Arts Ed Collaborative has held the ACTIVATE Arts Learning Conference (previously, Regional Arts Ed Day) since 2004. Thousands of arts educators and other stakeholders have participated in hundreds of concurrent sessions since that time.

With the release of our brand-new theory of change, called the Activating Arts Learning framework, we know that this conference is an incredible opportunity to energize arts learning. We use this expansive theory of change to shape all of our sessions, so we realized it was time for a fresh name: the Activate Arts Learning Conference!

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