Welcome to the 
2021 National Arts Action Summit!

2021 brings immense change to our country—a new Presidential Administration as well as dozens of new members of Congress have been installed and will be getting to work for their constituentsBy presenting a thoughtful unified message to these decisionmakers, advocates can ensure their voice is heard when Congress considers issues like the budget, infrastructure, taxes, and job creation throughout the year. In the past year, we’ve seen more pro-arts policy advanced in the legislative process than ever before. As we work together to see the arts and culture sector recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdowns, local and national advocacy efforts will be a critical tool. The National Arts Action Summit will equip advocates to share data and authentic stories about the impact of the arts in their communities to educate federal decisionmakers about why supporting the arts and culture sector is essential.  

Join Americans for the Arts, organizational partners, and hundreds of advocates from April 5-9, 2021 for the National Arts Action Summit. Over these five days, advocates will gain a depth of knowledge from policy experts at Americans for the Arts and many organizational Partners.  Learn compelling up-to-the-minute data, the latest in arts policy, and how to effectively engage decisionmakers to support the arts, arts education, and much more! You will also be able to watch a recording of these webinars whenever you like to refresh your understanding of the issues. Attendees will also connect with other advocates from their state and across the country. 

Registration for On-Demand Content is Now Open!

Please Note: Session recordings are now live! Captioned recordings will be uploaded shortly.

Register for the Full Summit


Register for Individual Sessions 


Session Recordings Are Live!

We thank you for your patience.

All sessions from the 2021 National Arts Action Summit were recorded. Captioned recordings will be uploaded shortly. Please see directions below for accessing the recordings.

  • Visit the event agenda page to select your desired session for viewing.  
  • Select your desired session from the agenda list and click the red VIEW SESSION button. 
  • Once on the desired session page, locate the box on the right-hand side with the title of the session. Click on the box. 
  • Click the red VIEW ARCHIVED RECORDING button - The session will automatically start playing in a new browser window. 

Should you need any assistance accessing the session recordings, please refer to our visual instructions on our "ArtsU Tech Support Page", or send us an email at events@artsusa.org.