We did it! ASTEP’s 1st Annual Artist as Citizen Conference!

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From June 2 – 6, 2014, ASTEP gathered 46 extraordinary young artists in NYC for four days of workshops, special guest speakers, group meals, and artist roundtables. We aimed to celebrate, connect, and develop young leaders in the arts by providing them with a transformative artistic and educational experience—and based on their feedback, we’re confident it was a success!

I meet a lot of people who just talk the talk. It was amazing to be around people who walk the walk. Thank you for an amazing opportunity to collaborate with young artists from around the country. This unity will last a lifetime.”

The workshops provided nourishment and encouragement for me to become a more selfless, more motivated human being of integrity. ASTEP is my new family. Thank you.”

There was a good progression of ideas on artistry, citizenship, and finally how we start putting our own plans in motion…I can never express my thanks enough for this conference – four days have never made such an impact on who I am as a human being/artist/citizen.”

Each participant is now an official Artist as Citizen Fellows, and we are certain that their leadership potential will lead them towards a path of responsible activism. Keep an eye out for information about the 2015 Artist as Citizen Conference!