SphinxCon: Empowering Ideas for Diversity in the Arts - February 21-23, 2014

Sep 25, 2013

Diversity was identified at NPAC in 2008 as a priority for the performing arts to tackle together. All these years later, it continues to be a crucial but thorny area for the field: progress is both imperative & elusive. Check out SphinxCon as a place for conversation, exploration & solutions.

PictureFebruary 21-23, 2014, Detroit, MI,  www.SphinxCon.org

In February, the SphinxCon convening will bring together an impressive array of leaders in the performing arts and beyond to discuss solutions to the challenges surrounding diversity in the performing arts.

Why should you a
ttend SphinxCon?

Diversify your community...
As a leader, how do you ensure that our field reflects the rich diversity inherent in our communities?  Music, theater, dance, academia all struggle with understanding & promoting diversity. Join SphinxCon & hear inspirational  leaders from the world of business, academia & the arts share their strategies & visions!

Transform the arts...
Less than 1% of repertoire presented by American orchestras today is that by composers of color.  Blacks & Latinos comprise less than 5% in our orchestras.  Our live audiences are dwindling & our art form is at a risk of becoming extinct.  Come hear leaders from the orchestral world share their best practices&d challenges. Get inspired, build connections: make a difference!

Challenge yourself...
It is easy to become consumed with our immediate goals, budgets & deadlines.  Does the everyday routine leave you devoid of opportunities to innovate?  At SphinxCon, your experience will force you to question, ponder & importantly, to challenge & interrogate your reality!

Network with leaders...
The Sphinx Organization created SphinxCon to convene a critical mass of performing arts leaders & practitioners on the topic of diversity & create a space for discussion and sharing. Our leaders will present a broad view of how diversity of happening in all disciplines. Come share, inspire, & promote your ideas!

Initiate a change...
After you leave SphinxCon, don’t look for outside sources to make change happen. Be a pioneer in your field, your community. Take action & transform the lives of people around you!

Speakers include National Performing Arts Convention founders, participants & partners including: Teresa Eyring, Theatre Communications Group; Amy Fitterer, Dance/USA; Gabriela Frank, Latin Grammy Award Winning Composer; James C. Horton, National Guild for Community Arts Education; Abel López, GALA Hispanic Theatre; Maria López de León, National Association of Latino Arts & Culture; Clayton Lord, Americans for the Arts; Stanlyn Brevé, National Performance Network & many other leaders.

BE A PART OF THIS IMPORTANT CONVERSATION. Help move the needle on diversity in the performing arts.


Early Bird Registration - $69.99
Ends November 1st, 2013 11:59PM

Regular Conference Pricing - $99.99
Registration Ends on February 14th, 2014

Please contact Xavier Verna at

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DIVERSITY: National Conferences
DIVERSITY: The Big Picture
DIVERSITY: Diversity and the Arts