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GBCA has regularly operated as a convener in the cultural community, bringing groups together around ideas, challenges, and opportunities. GBCA has hosted and co-hosted symposia, roundtables, networking events, and more.

Ongoing Events:


Monthly Happy Hours

On the first Monday of every month, GBCA hosts an informal happy hour for arts and culture at a local bar.

Brown Bag House Talks

Brown Bag House Talks invite experts from the field to discuss topics relevant to the cultural community, such as diversity, fundraising, and audience development. Attendees are encouraged to participate by asking questions and sharing personal experiences.


Every year GBCA hosts a convening to address a big issue facing the field. Last year, renown futurist David Houle gave a presentation on “Arts and Culture in the Shift Age”. In 2009, Michael Kaiser from The Kennedy Center gave an address called “Arts and Culture in Crisis”. Come back soon for more about a symposium in 2011.

 Check this page periodically for upcoming GBCA events.