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The professional development conferences and performing arts showcases organized by South Arts are among the best in the business. Find out more about conference opportunities, then register today.


Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

An annual gathering of arts workers, community leaders, and other stakeholders, the Summit explores how the arts can make southern communities more inclusive, connected, and resilient.


Performing Arts Exchange

A professional development conference and marketplace for presenters to connect with new talent, the Performing Arts Exchange has a 40-year track record of fostering creative excellence.


We were starting out as brand new presenters and we wanted to start creating relationships and learning about the field. This was the perfect fit.

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