We are No Longer Accepting Session Proposals for the 

2019 Annual Conference!

Creative Arts Collaborations: Partnerships, Leadership Development, and Innovative Best Arts Practices

Jacksonville, FL | Oct 22 - 25, 2019

Proposals due by March 15, 2019


NOTE: The online proposal is in a google form. Once you begin the form it cannot be saved. If you would like to preview the session proposal form before starting the process, please go here.

How To Submit Your Proposal

ASN invites you to submit a presentation/session proposal for consideration. To ensure highly engaging and meaningful sessions for conference attendees, we kindly request that all submissions be complete in thought and execution. Prior to completing a submission, please review the following guideline and presenter information.




All sessions will fit into one of the following time frame options:
  • 90-minute sessions
  • 60-minute sessions

Participation and Engagement

All proposed sessions should actively engage participants in hands-on experiences, collaborative challenges, in-depth discussions, or development of new ideas and applications.

Submission Process

All proposals will be submitted via this online form by March 15, 2018.

Choose A Content Strand

All proposed sessions will fit within an established content strand (list below). Please determine which strand your session best aligns.

Innovative Collaborations Among Businesses, Art Institutes & Schools

Session Topic Examples:
    • Technology and the Arts
    • Arts in Public Places
    • Student Internship Programs
    • Medicine and the Arts
    • Arts and Academic Integration
    • Arts Connect: Connecting with non-profits outside of the arts
    • Teach Exchange Program Between Schools


Session Topic Examples:
    • Panel of Successful National CEO’s Discuss Leadership Success
    • Hiring the Best and Brightest:  How to attract and retain the best faculty and staff
    • Professional Development Strategies
    • Conflict Management
    • Team Dynamics


Marketing, Fundraising and Branding

Session Topic Examples:
    • Fundraising Strategies
    • Panel of Major National Donors discuss Philanthropy
    • Creating a Sustainable Financial Model
    • Building and Opening Arts Schools from Scratch
    • Building a Brand
    • Recruitment and Enrollment Management
    • Board Management

Arts Integration & Serving Marginalized Communities

Session Topic Examples:
    • Creating a successful  Music Arts Program in an underserved neighborhood / Don’t Miss a Beat
    • PAInt /Florida Program Focusing on the Integration of arts in all schools
    • Introduction to Art Therapy
    • Providing Special Services in an arts school
    • Cathedral Arts Programing /Kennedy Center Grant

Creative Arts Practices and Innovative Teaching Strategies

Session Topic Examples:
    • Film Studies Best Practices
    • Creative Practices and Strategies
    • Full Sail /Digital Arts / Animation
    • Teaching Film on a Shoestring Budget
    • Implementing the Miesner Acting Method
    • Innovative Topics in Film and/or Digital Media
    • Dance Injury Prevention
    • Teaching World Dance
    • Innovative Topics in Film and/or Digital Media
    • Teaching Glass Blowing

College and Careers

Session Topic Examples:
    • College readiness in the arts: how to prepare your students for entry into the best arts institutions
    • Helping students navigate the pre-screen process for auditions

Visual Arts

Session Topic Examples
    • Artist methods in the classroom
    • Building a sustainable visual arts program
    • New methods in teaching visual art
    • National and International collaborations

Actively Engaging Session Formats

  1. Buzz Sessions – An interactive session consisting of a moderator and subject matter experts who facilitate a discussion from a variety of perspectives on a given topic.  Attendees participate in the discussion by contributing their ideas regarding how to address an issue or reacting to the information that has been presented.
  2. “Dare to Ask” Sessions – This session facilitates inspiration, networking, brainstorming and solutions to Arts School challenges.
  3. Best Practices Sessions – Initiate the sharing of ideas, experiences, challenges, and solutions in focused roundtable discussions.
  4. Programming Brainshares – brainstorm new programs with peer groups.
  5. Master Classes – may include the following, or more, options:
    1. Conference participants playing in the arts; or
    2. Conference participants observing students engaged in an arts master class.
  6. Learning Labs –  In-depth learning through high interactivity where attendees develop their skills while engaging with peers- all under the direction of facilitators featuring case studies and works in progress that
  7. Other – This is in no way an exhaustive list of creative, engaging, and interactive session formats.  Please feel free to create your own!

 Submit Your Proposal!