Annual Conference


September 30 – October 2, 2020 in RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Join us for ICFAD’s 57th Annual Conference

Join us for ICFAD’s 57th Annual Conference Richmond has a strong and vibrant creative culture that brings the arts to life. Makers from every arts discipline collaborate with one another, leading to art around every corner. And each October is Artober - a month-long celebration of arts and culture in Richmond. Join us and see why Gogobot ranked Richmond #1 on its list of the “10 Most Artistic Mid-Sized Cities in America.”

Art walks, historic theaters, galleries, and rooftops feature musical, visual and performing arts. Described as a living canvas with walls painted by local and international artists, the city is home to more than 100 murals, and has become a favorite destination for street art enthusiasts.

In the midst of the Great Depression, Virginia’s political and business leaders bravely demonstrated their faith in the future and their belief in the value of art by opening the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Today VMFA continues to be the state’s flagship art museum and the headquarters for an educational network bringing the best of world art, past and present, to every corner of the Commonwealth.

Richmond’s vibrant art scene shines on many stages. The Coalition Theater hosts live comedy shows, including the city’s own satirical late-night show, RVA Tonight. Richmond’s Triangle Players is focused on changing the community’s conversation about diversity and inclusion through the production of LGBTQ-themed works. The Virginia Repertory Theater produces professional productions of classic comedies, dramas, and musicals; their recent children’s theatre touring unit has garnered considerable national attention. The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen features art exhibitions, concerts, plays, musicals, and dance, including the Latin Ballet of Virginia. The Henrico Theater hosts musical and theatrical performances in a landmark Art Deco building. Catch performances of touring Broadway shows, the Virginia Opera, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Richmond Ballet and more at Performing Arts Alliance locations including the historic Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts and iconic Altria Theater.

Your ICFAD Board of Directors is planning an extraordinary agenda, with time on the campuses of the historic University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University,
ranked first in the country as a public university art school.

Registration for this Conference is not open yet. Please check back this Spring.
In the meantime, click here for a printable Save the Date flyer. 

Current plans indicate that ICFAD’s 58th Annual Conference will be on and near the campus of UNLV. We’re looking at various arts-centric cities in Florida for the 2022 Conference. Where would you like us to consider for future conferences? Let us know!