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Call for Proposals

smART Summit 2020

July 15, 2020

Music Hall


The Cincy Emerging Arts Leaders and ArtsWave are accepting session proposals for the smART Summit 2020, an one-day professional development conference designed for arts professionals in the Greater Cincinnati area. Its target audience is new to mid-level arts professionals, however anyone is welcomed to attend.  


Proposals will be accepted January 15 - March 1, 2020. 



January 15 - March 1: submit proposals

March: proposals will be reviewed

Early April: notify presenters

July 15: smART Summit


Below is a list of topics of interest from previous participants. However, sessions are not limited to these topics. We will consider any proposal that is relevant to arts professionals, especially new to mid-level professionals.


Topics of interest:

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility
  • Generational differences (can connect with other topics)
  • Art & Technology
    • How can technology help arts be accessible
    • Free/inexpensive programs/apps that can help with data collection & analysis, ticketing, fundraising, marketing, audience development, etc.
    • Future trends in technology the arts should be aware of
    • Technology in presenting art
  • Leadership Development
    • Working across departments
    • Emerging leaders as supervisors in a diverse (culturally, generationally, etc.) workplace
    • Creating healthy organizational culture
    • Personal growth
  • Development
    • Grant writing
    • Researching potential donors
  • Marketing
    • Tips & Tricks of Social Media
    • Influencers
  • Cross-sector Partnerships