This year’s NCAA conference will be collaboratively hosted by three institutions: The University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP), The Art Academy of Cincinnati, and Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts (SOTA). All three institutions are located within the greater Cincinnati area – a diverse region where counties and cultures from three states come together along the banks of the Ohio river. With a vibrant arts, and music scene and three unique institutions, we are proud to welcome you to Cincinnati in September 2019!
The theme of our conference is “Inspired: Makers as Leaders”. We will highlight, explore, and share the creative solutions necessary to be an effective arts administrator. Through panels, lectures, and roundtable sharing, we will inspire new ideas, new approaches, and new creative solutions to our common challenges. We will also celebrate each other’s creative output with the first ever NCAA exhibition, PRIORITY in the NKU/SOTA art galleries. For most of us, our careers didn’t begin leading departments, schools, or colleges and the unexpected skillsets needed can be difficult to develop. We began as makers and indeed, remain makers – whether the output is a print, a painting, or a paper; a meeting, a budget, or a pitch to a donor – the creative drive is no less important to our roles as leaders. This is what we will celebrate and explore in Cincinnati. We hope you will join us and be inspired.