In collaboration with the Aspen Institute Arts Program, Citizen University, and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
Co-Hosted by Yo-Yo Ma
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Theater Lab, Terrace Gallery & Atrium, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Kennedy Center Arts Summit is an annual spring convening designed to bring thought leaders from the arts and related fields together for conversation and connection. Set to be held in Washington, DC on May 6, 2017, this year’s edition of the Summit will focus on Cultural Moonshots, exploring how the arts can propel our thinking towards new ideas and actions, including the leaders we look to for guidance and inspiration. As we explore and investigate these ideas together, we'll also honor President John F. Kennedy's legacy through ideals of courage, service, justice, freedom, and gratitude. The program will serve as a reflection on current and past efforts as well as the launching pad for new collaborations and initiatives among participants. The Arts Summit is part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy, inspired by five enduring ideals often ascribed to JFK: Courage, Freedom, Justice, Service, and Gratitude.
Tickets are $200 per person.
Additionally, at the 2017 Arts Summit we will introduce and recognize a new cohort of Citizen Artist Fellows. Please see the Citizen Artist Fellows for more information.