the arts 26
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Due to COVID-19 Communicating the Arts New Orleans has been postponed. New dates to be announced soon.

New Orleans will host the 26th edition of Communicating the Arts Conference, which will bring together 300 communication and engagement experts from the museum, historical monuments, heritage, visual and performing arts sectors.

Watch the video to discover what you can expect at Communicating the Arts

THEME : Rebirth and Resilience

For years — and even more so in 2020 with the unprecedented sanitary and environmental crisis — we have witnessed the power of cultural institutions to reinvent themselves in dire times, to help communities, cities and sometimes entire countries to bounce back after a traumatic event.

At Communicating the Arts New Orleans, we will share best practices and develop new understandings through a series of case studies and conversations about rebirth and resilience within, around, and thanks to cultural organisations.

Key questions include:

  • How might cultural organisations bounce back or start over after suffering a huge blow?
  • How do you prepare for changes you can’t foresee? For potential risks?
  • What is the role of cultural institutions in times of global crisis? Can they help communities, cities, countries heal and rebuild?
  • How do you adapt to drastically changing economic and political landscapes? To changing audiences?
  • Can resilience be taught? How might cultural workers and organisations become more resilient? How do you motivate them to be?
  • How might we lead — rather than endure — change in the cultural sector?

We are looking for the latest trends and case studies from museums, cultural heritage, visual and performing arts organisations, historical monuments as well as experts from within and outside the arts sector.

Submit your idea for a Keynote Speech, Case Study or Panel Discussion.


At Communicating the Arts, we believe that sharing ideas and experiences is key to realising our collective potential, and that cultural institutions of all kinds have something to learn from each other.

Programme coming soon


Conference Ticket

What is included in your ticket?

3-day working conference, access to all Keynotes, Panel Discussions, Workshops, Masterclasses and Round Table Sessions.
Access to all social events and networking opportunities.
Free entrance to all Partner Institutions.

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Day Tickets

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Special offers

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300 culture leaders will gather to network, engage in stimulating conversations and rethink their institution’s model and communications. Delegates are leaders and decision makers in their fields – from CEOs and directors, through to heads of department.
They come from Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, and represent a broad range of cultural organisations – from museums, historic houses and Heritage attractions, art galleries, opera houses, ballet and dance companies, theatres and beyond.
They are drawn from institutions large and small,public and private, old and new – but they are united by a desire to develop their knowledge and skills, and to help their organisations thrive in a changing world.

Travel tips

The conference will take place in the city’s best cultural venues. Workshops and tours taking place in many institutions across the city.

New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinct music, unique dialect, and its annual celebrations and festivals. The historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, known for its French and Spanish Creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street. The city has been described as the “most unique” in the United States, owing in large part to its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage.


Alexia Jaques-Casanova
Content Manager

Clementine Py
Head of Communication