20th Annual Canadian Arts Summit, CultureNEXT,
May 12-14, 2017 at the Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown, PEI


Presented by Business for the Arts in partnership with Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the Canadian Arts Summit is an annual gathering of influential leaders—volunteers, artists and managers—in the cultural sphere to advance the cause of the arts community.


20e Sommet canadien annuel des arts intitulé « CultureNEXT, » du 12 au 14 mai 2017, au Centre des arts de la Confédération, Charlottetown, Ile du Prince Édouard

Présenté par Business for the Arts en partenariat avec le Centre Banff pour les arts et la créativité, le Sommet canadien des arts réunit annuellement des leaders influents – bénévoles, artistes et gestionnaires – dans le domaine culturel pour faire avancer la cause de la communauté artistique.

A Message from the Chair of the 20th Canadian Arts Summit | Message de la président du 20éme Sommet canadien des arts

Dear fellow Canadian Arts Summiteer,

The 2017 Canadian Arts Summit will take place from May 12-14, 2017, on the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary and the 20th anniversary of the Canadian Arts Summit, CultureNEXT will bring together 150 extraordinary arts leaders from across the country to imagine the future of Canada’s creative life.

As Canada looks forward to the next 50 years, issues around cultural diversity and inclusion, evolving digital technologies, cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary intersections, and reconciliation with our Indigenous people are emerging as major drivers of cultural transformation.

Please mark your calendars now! Your Steering Committee is hard at work designing an extraordinary program for our 20th anniversary year.

If you’re inspired to contribute ideas or feedback, or wish to showcase an innovative project or initiative your organization is working on at the Summit, please feel free to contact any member of the Steering Committee. Continue reading “A Message from the Chair of the 20th Canadian Arts Summit | Message de la président du 20éme Sommet canadien des arts”