What is Art House Convergence?

Art House Convergence (AHC) is a coalition of independent exhibitors that connects, amplifies, and advocates for its community. We provide networking opportunities, resources, and best practices for the AHC membership. We value difference in thought and experience, and we embody this by championing a diversity of voices and promoting inclusivity, sustainability, and equity within our industry.

Who runs Art House Convergence?

AHC is currently in the process of becoming its own 501(c)3 organization, and is governed by a Board of Directors. Meet them here.

How did Art House Convergence get started?

Art House Convergence was founded in partnership with Sundance Film Festival in 2006 when a group of fourteen independent cinemas theaters were brought together by Sundance Institute’s Art House Project. The first official conference was held in 2008 in Salt Lake City with the objective of increasing the quantity and quality of art house cinemas in North America. Read the full history here.

Who can be an Art House Convergence Member?

AHC’s membership program is open to everyone who is a part of the art house cinema ecosystem, including programmers, filmmakers, cinema service providers and vendors, educators, technical staff, projectionists, theater managers, ushers, fundraisers, publicists and marketing professionals, journalists and trade publications, galleries, libraries, archives, museums, distributors, film funders, virtual platform providers. 

How much does Membership cost?

Thanks to our partnership with Agile Ticketing Solutions, our membership program has been underwritten from July 1, 2023 – June 2024. If you become a member anytime within that time frame, your membership is free until June 30, 2024. 

When will you host your Annual Conference?

We’re excited to announce that our annual conference will be held in June 2024. Follow us on socials (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), become a member, and sign up for our newsletter to be amongst the first to know. We’ll also be sharing information about sponsorship & partnership opportunities, volunteering, and conference scholarships to support access to the conference.

What programs does Art House Convergence offer outside of the conference?

Art House Convergence works year-round to share resources and programs that encourage artistic creativity, integrity, and diversity.

Follow us on socials (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and sign up for our newsletter to receive updates to our existing programs throughout the year, including the return of Art House Theater Day – an international day of celebration for art house cinemas and the vital role they play in their community; and the Visiting Members Program, a reciprocal membership program for our organizational members.