Onward Together

What comes next for the field, for creative workers, and for the country? How do we progress with humility but also with fortitude? How do we work to fix inequitable systems within our field and also help a country in need of healing to heal? In this keynote, poet and Kennedy Center Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact Marc Bamuthi Joseph brings the Convention to a powerful, lyrical close meditating on these and other questions of what it takes to truly go onward together. Following Bamuthi's remarks, Americans for the Arts President and CEO Nolen V. Bivens summarizes the last three days and sends you on your way! All of this preceded by Rogue Collective, a tech-infused string quartet like nothing you've ever seen!


Marc Bamuthi Joseph, poet, Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact, Kennedy Center
Nolen V. Bivens, President and CEO, Americans for the Arts

Artistic performance by Rogue Collective