Creative Exchange brings together artists, arts administrators, creative entrepreneurs, and business professionals to build community across genres; inspire thought-provoking dialogue; and provide high-quality, practical tools to galvanize the creative economy.

Through inspiring keynote presentations, collaborative panel discussions, and informative breakout sessions, Creative Exchange addresses common challenges in the creative industries and sparks innovation to tackle those challenges head-on.

Most importantly, Creative Exchange is about expanding your network and forging connections with fellow artists, makers, and creative organizations to cultivate a robust, thriving creative community in Middle Tennessee.

Rashad thaPoet amps up the crowd during breakfast at Creative Exchange 2019.


Saturday, October 1, 2022

Seeking Session Proposals for 2022 Conference
We are currently seeking proposals for conference breakout sessions that provide practical business skills for the creative community, offer diverse perspectives on important issues in the sector, and center the voices of people from historically marginalized communities. We encourage proposals from BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals. If you have knowledge and skills that you’d like to share, please complete this submission form to tell us more about your session idea. The deadline for submissions is July 24, 2022 at Noon.

Submit a Session Proposal

Looking for inspiration? Check out last year’s conference program for ideas from the past.

Download the 2021 Conference Program

2022 Creative Exchange Planning Committee

Tosha Marie, Chair, Programming
Ayumi Fukuda Bennett, Chair, Resources
Carlton Wilkinson
Erin Holcomb
Jami Creel
Kadeem Phillips
Kamilah Sanders
Kyshona Armstrong
Lindsay Walker
Lisa Valeri
Lokelani Alabanza
Rhonda Cammon
Sheila Wysocki
Stephanie Simkin
Susannah Felts
Ted Drozdowski
Tina Gionis
Ty Swint
Judith Hill