WESTAF regularly convenes experts and leaders from a variety of fields to address critical issues that affect arts and culture and to provide an opportunity for practitioners and thinkers in the region to reflect on issues particular to the West while considering a national context.
Creative Vitality™ Summit
The Creative Vitality Summit, a new conference on the creative economy, features a series of speakers, panels, and community-led discussions around how the creative economy intersects with the solidarity economy and other alternative economic models.
Arts Leadership and Advocacy Seminar (ALAS)
The Arts Leadership and Advocacy Seminar (ALAS) brings together arts leaders from the West to engage in and discuss briefings related to the status of and future prospects for federal arts support.