Delaware Arts Summit

2019 Summit Registration
Opens in September

The Arts Summit by the numbers

October 28, 2019

1 Keynote + 2 Performances

12 Sessions

300 Attendees

Bringing the Arts to Life!

The Arts Summit brings Delaware’s arts community together for a day of speakers, workshops, performances and networking. It’s about skill building as well as expanding contacts and enjoying the arts. This year will also be a celebration!

In 2019, the Division of the Arts and the State Arts Council celebrate 50 years of bringing the arts to life in Delaware. As we look back over the decades and recognize our accomplishments as a state agency, we confirm our dedication to cultivating and supporting the arts to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans.

We also pay tribute to all of you – our partners in the arts. To conclude the day, we’ll present the 2019 Governor’s Awards for the Arts to honor Delaware organizations and individuals who are impacting our community and enhancing our state with their achievements in the arts.

So cheers and here’s to a least 50 more years!

Registration opens mid-September

Important Dates

September 2019Brochures mailed, Registration Opens
October 7, 2019Early Bird Registration Ends
October 22, 2019Registration Closes
October 28, 2019Delaware Arts Summit & Governor’s Awards for the Arts

8:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

9:30 a.m. Welcome

9:45 a.m. Performance

10:15-11:30 a.m. Concurrent Workshops

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch & Performance

12:45-1:30 p.m. Keynote Address

1:45-3 p.m. Concurrent Workshops

3-4 p.m. Reception

4 p.m. Governor’s Awards for the Arts

Morning Concurrent Workshops

Afternoon Concurrent Workshops

Who should attend the Arts Summit?

Anyone working in, or interested in, the arts should attend! This includes artists; organization staff, board and volunteers; community leaders; program planners, educators; local and state officials; and arts patrons.


Where will the Summit be held?

The Summit will take place at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino conveniently located on Route 13 at 1131 North DuPont Highway. The center is within easy driving distance of Wilmington, Delaware beach resorts, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Salisbury, MD.


What are the registration details and deadlines?
Please complete the online registration forms and submit payment electronically. Registration must be completed by the deadline of October 22 (early bird deadline is October 11). Note: If paying by intergovernmental voucher or check, contact Dana Wise, Delaware Division of the Arts by fax: 302-577-6561, or by e-mail: to make payment arrangements.

Registrations submitted without payment are incomplete and cannot be processed.


What if I need to cancel my plans to attend?

Your registration fee will be refunded if you notify the Delaware Division of the Arts in writing of your cancellation. Notice must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019. Send your cancellation request to Dana Wise, Delaware Division of the Arts by fax: 302-577-6561, or by e-mail:


Who sponsors this event?

The Arts Summit is produced and sponsored by the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency committed to cultivating and supporting the arts in Delaware. This event is also made possible, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Previous Arts Summits

2017 | 2015 | 2013 | 2011 | 2009 | 2007 | 2005

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