The Arts of Place

Make plans to join us for the 2020 FPR Conference. We’ll be gathering at Middle Tennessee State University on September 26. Scott Russell Sanders will be giving our keynote, and we’re putting together a great line-up of speakers who will explore the role of the arts–from the domestic arts to the fine arts–in sustaining healthy, vibrant places. We’re post a full schedule in the coming weeks, but speakers will include Jason Peters, John Shelton Reed, Matt and Erica Hinton, Jay Beavers, and Bill Kauffman.

We’re sure many of you are wondering whether COVID-19 will cause us to cancel our conference this year. At this point, we are tentatively proceeding with the conference, but we are watching how things develop in Tennessee and across the country and will make a final decision accordingly. By August 1st we’ll either open up registration or announce alternate plans.