Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much does the National Arts Action Summit cost?

Full access to the 5 day virtual event costs $150. Individual session access costs $25 per session, this option will not be immediately available. We anticipate launching this option in March 2021.

We are pleased to offer a discount for both practicing artists in any artistic discipline and enrolled students. For a discount code granting $50 off the full National Arts Action Digital Summit registration fee, those who qualify should email events@artsusa.org.

Due to these extraordinary times, we recognize that there are those who would not be able to join us if not for the opportunity of full registration support. We are pleased to provide such an opportunity to those wanting to attend this year’s Summit. Please click here to submit a request for full registration support. 

How do I register for the National Arts Action Summit?

To register for the event, click here for the registration webpage.

For assistance with registration, please view the ArtsU Tech Support Page. For additional support, you may email events@artsusa.org.

Are there any scholarships opportunities available to attend the National Arts Action Summit?


Support is available for those who are unable to access resources for a paid registration to the 2021 National Arts Action Summit. Thanks to the continued commitment from this year’s organizational partners —and in response to the financial challenges that many are facing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic – opportunities for full registration support are available for anyone who would otherwise be unable to participate.

Key Dates and Deadlines 

Please keep in mind the following information if submitting a request: 

March 15th at 9:00 a.m. ET - Deadline to Submit a Request for Refund (Only for EXISTING Registrants) 

April 2 - General Deadline to Submit a Request for Full Registration Support


Click Here to Submit Your Request For Full Registration Support


Please Note: You must have an account with Americans for the Arts and be logged in to access the request form.


Do I need to be a member of Americans for the Arts to register?

No, the event is open to everyone. 

However, you must have an account with Americans for the Arts to register. If you have an account, click the LOG IN button, enter your username and password, and continue to check out. If you do not have an account, click the CREATE AN ACCOUNT button. You will then be directed to the Americans for the Arts website to create your account. Once you have created your account, you must return to your cart on ArtsU to complete your registration for the event.

To create an account, visit this page and follow the instructions.

How do I register a group for the National Arts Action Summit?

We are able to offer group registrations for organizations or universities looking to have multiple attendees gain access to our virtual content. In order to register as a group–a request for group registration of four or more registrants from one organization or school must be submitted to events@artsusa.org. Following that request, an invoice for the group will be created and once the invoice is paid each individual in the group will be able to access the virtual conference content after creating an ArtsU (artsu.americansforthearts.org) account.

How do I access the live event?

To access the live event, return to the event page on the day of the event and locate the box on the right-hand side of the page with the title of the event. Click on that box, and an orange VIEW LIVE EVENT button will appear. Click on the button and the virtual session will launch in a new window. Please note: this button will not become visible until five minutes before the event. For further assistance, please see the ArtsU Getting Started Page.

What if my schedule changes and I can't make an event?

All sessions for the virtual event will be recorded and available for replay after the live event. Everyone who registered for the event will receive an email when the recording is ready. To access the archived recordings, return to the event page and locate the box on the right-hand side with the title of the event. Click on that box, and a VIEW ARCHIVED RECORDING button will appear. Click on the button, and the video will open. For further assistance, please see the ArtsU Getting Started Page.

What is your commitment to equity, inclusion, and accessibility for this virtual event?

To support a full creative life for all, we at Americans for the Arts commit to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, and equitable nation. We are committed to making our meetings and events as safe, equitable, and inclusive as possible. Attendees needing accommodations may contact us at events@artsusa.org to specify their needs for the virtual event.

In addition, we have enacted improved opportunities for all to fully participate:

  • We also record and archive all our virtual presentations (including Keynotes and Sessions) for all those registered to access post-event.
  • Americans for the Arts will live caption all presentations and provide transcripts (when possible) after the event.

Americans for the Arts Policies & Procedures

By registering for the National Arts Action Summit, you agree to our event Policies & Procedures and Code of Conduct.

Click here to read the Americans for the Arts Policies and Procedures.
Click here to read the Americans for the Arts Code of Conduct.