Art House Convergence encourages cinema exhibitors in all stages of their career
to get involved with planning our annual conference, regional conferences, and other year round programs.

Art House Theater Day

 Art House Convergence invites media programmers at all stages of their career to apply as programmers for Art House Theater Day.

Art House Theater Day programmers play a leading role in shaping the vision for Art House Theater Day, an annual international day of coordinated programming that celebrates the role that art houses play in their communities. In 2019 Art House Theater Day will occur on Wednesday September 18. Programmers are selected biannually by committee.

Inspired by Record Store Day, each year Art House Theater Day brings mission-driven, community-based cinemas together for special screenings and events that demonstrate art houses’ commitment to hosting truly exceptional cinematic experiences.

Art House Theater Day programmers select films for the Art House Theater Day lineup, and identify programmatic priorities and goals that demonstrate the creativity and cultural significance of art house cinemas.

In exchange for their service to Art House Convergence, programmers/curators are offered registration, free of charge, to the annual and regional conferences.

The AHTD programmer application window has closed.

Annual Conference Operations

Art House Convergence relies on volunteers to help with the onsite production of the annual conference.
These volunteers receive a complimentary registration in exchange for their work.

The application window will open in July 2019 for the 2020 annual conference. Please check back then for more information.

Annual Conference Co-Chairs

The application window for conference co-chairs has closed for the 2020 and 2021 annual conferences and will reopen in February 2021.

Conference co-chairs play a leading role in the planning and presentation of the annual Art House Convergence conference in Utah. Working closely with Convergence staff, they identify programmatic priorities and goals for the conference. They also help select keynote speakers, special guests, and develop interdisciplinary programs. Co-chairs play a year-round role in developing the conference and serve two year terms. Co-chairs are selected biannually by a changing committee of conference staff and volunteers.

Annual Conference Track Heads

The track head application window has closed for the 2019—2020 annual conference and will reopen in February 2020.

Conference track heads play a key role in selecting and developing panels, workshops, and sessions for the annual conference in Utah. Working in teams of two or three, track heads dedicate their attention to developing a programming stream for one of the conference’s tracks (development, education, marketing, programming, operations). Track heads play a year-round role in developing the conference and serve two year terms. Track heads are selected biannually by committees that include outgoing track heads, conference staff, and volunteers.