January 28-29, 2022

Presented by

Arts Services Inc

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Arts Services Inc invites you to the quiet oasis of Tifft Nature Preserve, just outside the city of Buffalo, for a two-day mini conference curated to refocus your career in the arts.

Be inspired by our distinguished speakers, restart your creative engine through meaningful discussions, and when you need some fresh air, five miles of explorable trails are right at your fingertips.

Field Sunset


A refreshing change of pace.

We're looking for presenters and presentation proposals that are positive, helpful, and ready to help participants shake off the dust and propel themselves into the New Year.

Presentation or workshop topics may include but are not limited to:


  • Mindfulness, finding work/life balance, burnout management

  • Arts and nature

  • Sources of inspiration

  • Salary negotiation, getting paid what you're worth

  • Updating resumes, CVs, portfolios, websites, headshots, archives, etc.

  • Budgeting, fundraising, marketing, promotion

  • ​Finding community or finding your niche

  • Making meaningful connections with collaborators or audiences


Sessions can be presented in-person or virtually and each session will run 60 minutes in length.


Selected presenters will receive a small stipend which can be applied to cover the full CPX registration fee.


All presentations will be recorded and shared, along with any supplemental materials or handouts, with registrants who are attending virtually or may not be able to attend at the time of the presentation.

Deadline for proposals is 5:00 pm on Friday, November 19, 2021.

Speakers show proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 if attending in-person.

If you have any questions or issues with the form, please contact Holly at holly@asiwny.org or 716-833-3004 x512.



Day One

8:00 a.m.

12:45 p.m.

Registration, networking, refreshments

8:30 a.m.


2:45 p.m.

Mindful meditation

9:30 a.m.

Session B

Choose from multiple offerings

4:30 p.m.

Welcome and full group session

Invitation to Networking Happy Hour

11:00 a.m.

Session A

Choose from multiple offerings

Speakers and other CPX activities will be contingent on winter weather conditions. Participants will be notified with updates.