This year, the State Arts Conference will be held Thursday, October 24, 2019, at the Mississippi State Capitol Building in downtown Jackson from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In one form or another, the arts have touched each of our lives in a positive way. For some of us, the arts are inseparable from who we are. Creating or experiencing another person’s creation makes us feel inspired, whole, energized or relaxed. In short, the arts help us live better in a variety of ways. That’s why this year’s conference theme is The Arts + Living Well.

This October, we’ll explore the link between creativity and our physical, mental, spiritual, and social health as well as provide opportunities to network. This year’s conference features artist and television personality Wyatt Waters as the keynote speaker.

The conference is free, but registration is required to attend. Register below!

Please note: your registration is tied to your email address, and email addresses can only be entered once. If you would like to have a team or group attend, each team member should register individually.

2019 Conference Registration

Participant Registration: Arts Conference 10/24/2019
  • Identify yourself by listing artistic medium or genre, organization and/or role. This information will be featured on the event name tag.
  • List town, city, county or other locale where you live and work. This information will be featured on the event name tag.
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See below for the day’s schedule of sessions, speakers, etc. More information will be added as we draw nearer to the conference.

View the State Arts Conference schedule & directory.