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Conference Name

The name of the Conference is “Arts Transform Community.” The tagline “Montana Arts Integration Conference” should always accompany the logo as it is important in explaining the purpose of the event. Optionally, you may wish to use the following language to emphasize the kaliedescope reference that is contained in the logo imagery: “Arts Transform Community brings together a kaleidoscope of artists, teachers, and community leaders to support arts integration in Montana Schools and Beyond.”

Branding Guidelines

Conference Branding Guidelines (PDF)


Futura is the primary typeface for Arts Transform Community, and should be used for some headers and body font. Komu is the secondary font and should be used for headers and call-to-actions.

Body font should always be Futura and 8 or 9 pt. font. It should be 80% black unless it is on a dark background, where it should be 20% black.

All conference fonts are available from Adobe TypeKit.

Futura | Komu


There are two versons of the Arts Transform Community logo. One that is stacked and centered for spaces that are square and a left justified logo for occations when the space is wider then it is high.

Arts Transform Community logo

Stacked logo: PNG | PDF

Arts Transform Community logo

Left-Justified logo: PNG | PDF

Arts Transform Communities: Montana Arts Integration Conference coming to University of Montana in June

Imagine a world where classrooms are incubators of imagination; where students are empowered by collaboration and innovation. Imagine a world where creativity rules.

Arts Transform Community: Montana Arts Integration Conference 2018, Montana’s premier gathering of leaders in creative education, will take place on the University of Montana campus in Missoula, Mont., June 27-29, 2018. This 3-day event is designed for people interested in advancing arts in communities and education across the nation, dynamically blending educators, administrators, teaching artists, community leaders, creative thinkers and policy makers to conceptualize and define best practices in arts integration.

“Arts Integration is essential to the development of an integrated curriculum, highlighting the many educational attributes that an arts education brings to the table – critical and creative thinking, collaboration, aural and visual perception, and experiential learning,” said College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean Stephen Kalm.

The conference roster features celebrated national and regional leaders in arts integration and the emerging field of creative education. Highlights of the conference include Ko Uzemaki, a musician for Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble presenting on the Turn Around Arts work at Lame Deer; nationally recognized performing artist and policy shaper, Carlton Turner; Kennedy Center trainer Deb Brzoska; and SupaMan, a Apsáalooke hip hop artist from Crow Agency who will present a free community concert at the Wilma in celebration of the conference gathering.  Watch Supaman in action:

The conference also hosts over 25 regional presenters representing arts integration from every discipline.  Participants will choose from a multitude of hands-on breakout sessions of leading-edge professional development opportunities that showcase how the arts can be utilized to bolster success, increase student engagement, foster imagination and creativity, and to transform community both within the classroom and beyond. The conference is also an opportunity for artists, who want to make an impact on education and their communities, to become better equipped for implementing successful projects and influencing sustainable change.

“Since fully integrating arts into the K-8 curriculum in Missoula County Public Schools, student attendance has increased, and teachers more frequently request to work with artists in residence on learning activities in content areas such as math, science, and language arts,” said Dr. Adrea Lawrence, Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences interim dean. “Integrating the arts throughout the curriculum has improved student engagement, the keystone to learning.”

Additional goals of the conference are to contribute to the growing body of work in arts integration and creative education occurring throughout the nation, to showcase the extraordinary work in arts education happening throughout Montana; to expand arts integration programming to new Montana communities; to provide professional development to both new and seasoned educators and teaching artists; and to provide a vibrant networking opportunity for developing and strengthening community partnerships that foster deeper connections across education, organizations, and state and national agencies.

Arts Transform Community: Montana Arts Integration Conference 2018 leverages the power of collective impact of local and state organizations, a strategy that brought Missoula onto the national stage as a successful Kennedy Center Any Given Child Partnership site. The conference is funded by the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation, and sponsored by UM Arts, Missoula County Public Schools, Arts Missoula, and SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning, in partnership with the Montana Arts Council and the Montana Office of Public Instruction with additional support from Logjam Presents.

To register, visit Conference Registration


Conference Coordinator:

Chris Neely


UM Arts:

Karen Kaufmann



The Dennis & Phyllis

Washington Foundation:

Mike Halligan

(406) 523-1325


Julie Robitaille

728-2400, ext. 1074

Arts Missoula:

Tom Bensen



Jackalynn Snow