Thrive Arts Conference

Thrive Arts Conference Conference Postponed until June 2021

As many are aware, the biennial Thrive Arts Conference was scheduled for June 11, 2020 at The Lewis Arts Complex at Princeton University. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with current statewide response recommendations, the conference planning partners have made the difficult decision to postpone Thrive until June 2021.

Health and safety remain our highest priorities, as does supporting the arts community as we can during this time of uncertainty. We will get through together. After all, we're in the arts, that's what we do!





Thrive 2018 Keynote

Exponential Creativity in a World of Abundance
Adam Huttler – CEO, Exponential Creativity Ventures

The world is better than you think. Despite our many serious challenges, when you dig into broad global trends, the clear positive trajectories may surprise you. Against this backdrop and fueled by the opportunities it creates, our culture is shifting from an obsession with consumption to a human-centered paradigm of creation. By far, more people are making art today than ever before in human history, and we’re still at the leading edge of this trend.

With so much cause for optimism, then, why are our arts organizations still facing so many legitimate, sometimes existential, threats? The dizzying pace of change – in technology, culture, and demographics – has left our 20th-century model institutions ill-equipped to navigate the future that’s unfolding around us. However, that doesn’t mean it’s time to throw in the towel! Let’s take a deep breath and an unflinching look at this brave new cultural landscape.