2017 NAMP Conference


The National Arts Marketing Project Conference is coming to Memphis!

Americans for the Arts (AFTA) has chosen Memphis as the site of its National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference – a high-profile event that will take place from November 10 - 13, 2017 at the Peabody Hotel, with additional programming at the newly revitalized Clayborn Temple.

This annual conference attracts hundreds of arts and communications leaders from across the country.  The three core themes for the 2017 gathering are:  You, Your World, and Your Future.


Register Today!

This is your chance to join more than 650 arts marketers in learning new skills, discovering new tactics, and pursuing new ways to tell our stories.  The 2017 NAMP Conference is the conference to take your career to the next level and help define what is next for arts marketing.

Become a Member of Americans for the Arts to save up to $100 on your conference registration and $75 on your preconference registration. And member benefits go beyond NAMP savings with tools and resources all year long!

  • Online: Registration must be received electronically or postmarked no later than Friday, October 27, 2017
  • Onsite: Registration will be available onsite at the Peabody Memphis Hotel in the CenterStage area through each day of the conference ending Monday, November 13, 2017.

Call for Volunteers


Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Outdoor festivities are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Indoor performances require conference registration

ArtsMemphis will be hosting this year’s Opening Reception at Clayborn Temple and we are seeking volunteers to help with this event. We will have 3, 4-hour shifts available. You must be 21 to volunteer. 

This will be an exciting evening of fun entertainment with performances by Salsa Memphis, Opera Memphis, New Ballet Ensemble and School, the MDs, Beale Street Caravan and so much more!


Volunteer Shift Times Available 

Potential Volunteer Roles Include:

  • Stage Manager Assistant
  • Directional Assistance
  • Welcoming
  • Monitor
  • Door Control
  • Runner
  • Cleanup
  • Setup/Breakdown


Event Sponsors

Thank you to our Opening Ceremony Sponsors for supporting this event for the Arts Marketing community. 




Committee Volunteers

Thank you to our committee volunteers for helping create this amazing event. 

Host Committee

Ned Canty, Opera Memphis
Elizabeth Cawein, Signal Flow PR
Deron Hall, Memphis Arts Engine
Penelope Huston, Downtown Memphis Commission
Jenny Koltnow, AutoZone
Tracy Lauritzen Wright, ArtsMemphis
Gretchen McLennon, ArtsMemphis Board
Samson Mobashar, Hyde Family Foundation
Beverly Robertson, Trust Marketing
Linda  Steele, ArtUp
Kimberly Wells, Memphis Travel CVB
Carolyn McCormick, Ballet Memphis

Regional Marketing Committee

Tierney Bamrick, Opera Memphis
Sarah Blackburn, ArtsMemphis
Renee Brame, Orpheum Memphis
Caroline Bulman, ArtsBuild
Jen Cole, Metro Arts Nashville
Karen Davis, Brooks Museum of Art
Chantal Drake, Dixon Gallery & Garden
Amy Foote, Brooks Museum of Art
Melinda Hearn, Jackson Arts Council
Andria Lisle, The Fourth Bluff
Suzanne Lynch, Tennessee Arts Commission
Antzee Magruder, Arkansas Arts Council
Kate Meacham, University of Mississippi
Pat Mitchell Worley, Fanfare
Tim Sampson, Soulsville Foundation

Hospitality Committee

Whitney Hardy, Young Arts Patrons
Colleen McCartney, ArtsMemphis
Katie McWeeney, Artist
Jeanette O'Bryant, National Civil Rights Museum
Joel Parsons, Rhodes College
Victor Sawyer, Memphis Music Initiative
Yancy Villa Calvo, Artist

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