The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) will hold a three-day national conference about arts education and the creative workforce from March 7-9, 2013 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. The conference, entitled “Three Million Stories: Understanding the Lives and Careers of America’s Arts Graduates,” is aimed at arts funders, administrators, policy-makers, educators, researchers, artists, journalists, and graduates of arts programs. The conference will include formal presentations, panel discussions, and practicums for arts educators. Among the topics to be addressed at plenary sessions are “The Ups and Downs of the Creative Economy,” “Inequality and Artistic Careers,” and “The Arts Degree for Non Arts.” Findings will also be discussed from SNAAP’s annual survey of graduates with degrees from arts programs in the U.S. and Canada. SNAAP is a project of the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, in collaboration with Vanderbilt University’s Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy.

Posted November 26, 2012