ArtsSpeak at the 2016 Political Conventions: Artists, Policymakers, National Leaders Discuss the Transformative Power of the Arts

ARTSSPEAK is a national nonpartisan policy forum held at both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions to discuss the transformative power of the arts to impact 21st century learning, the economy, and healing, especially for wounded military veterans and their families.

Both forums were presented in partnership by Americans for the Arts, the Arts Action Fund, The United States Conference of Mayors, and NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants. Speakers included policymakers, private sector leaders, and Americans for the Arts Artist Committee member Ben Folds.