ACI is committed to

bringing together authentically diverse intergenerational communities within the arts and culture sector, catalyzing movements towards equity. The three-day summit and arts-integrated experience examines issues of equity both in, and through, the arts.

Using an inductive process, ACI curates the convening through a call for proposals which invites various conversation formats and threads, creating opportunities for multi-modal artists and performers to show their work, and coalition building through inviting community partners and funding partners to co-create with us.


Based on the success of our inaugural 2019 Summit, we are in the process of building towards the Arts Equity Summit 2.0, set for the spring 2020. To stay up to date about the Summit please sign up for our newsletter. If you are interested in sponsoring, partnering or showing at the Summit please email


#AES19 took place March 22nd - 24th, 2019 across multiple venues in Boston, engaging over 500 participants, with 90 presenting artists and speakers. You can visit the Summit website, download the program and re-cap powerpoint below, and—thanks to our partners at HowlRound—watch the AES Keynotes.