Next In-Person Event: Fall 2022 (October 28-30)

Chicago, IL

Registration Coming Soon!

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SEA Conference = "Game Changer"

Two days jam packed with engaging activities focused on making a living as a professional creative. From large keynote sessions to hands-on learning opportunities to one-on-one mentoring, you'll be exposed to an arts business eco system you won't find anywhere else. Whether you're looking to explore making a living with your creative talents or wanting to expand your current pursuits, you'll leave better equipped to continue on your journey. To learn more, watch the video below.

Selfie in front of my truck - Arttaysia,

Taylor McDarison

Arttaysia, LLC - Owner

2017 & 18 Attendee from:

University Wisconsin - Whitewater

"The entire thing as a whole was overwhelming in such a positive way. It was a resource of everything I felt my education was lacking on how to actually lay steps to my end goal. It was all the information I was wandering through a maze for, clawing my way at walls, that was just handed to me on a platter!" 

Conference Details:

Links will be activated once we have determined the date of our next in-person conference. Until then, you can access the February 2020 program here.


  • Schedule of Activities

  • List of Presenters

  • Session Descriptions

  • Sponsor Info

Travel Info

  • Directions

  • Parking Information

  • Transportation Info

  • Hotel Information


  • Entry deadline TBA

  • Pitch Competition

  • Juried College Art Competition


  • Rate Information

  • Discount Application

  • Registration Info

  • Registration Link


Tyler Bradley
Tyler Bradley

"Participating in the SEA Pitch competition was truly an amazing experience and opportunity. The amount of support I received from the SEA judges and staff was inspiring and the conference provided me with ideas and connections that I have applied to my entrepreneurial endeavors."

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Mike Veny
Mike Veny

"SEA was fun from the moment that I heard about it – Day One! I love learning from my fellow panelists and my students. At the conference, I am taking lots of notes! In SEA, I have found a generous community, a nice family consisting of just good people."

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Grace Barnett
Grace Barnett

"SEA challenged me to reach out to others beyond theater – to schools, public speaking, and to advocacy with groups like Little People of America. ​I got to go twice! It’s an amazing opportunity and more people should know about it. I never thought I’d make my own business, but I am! You can too!"

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Caitlin Cavannaugh
Caitlin Cavannaugh

“At the SEA conference, I learned a lot about how to be a pro in the artistic world. In addition to the information that I received, I had so much fun. The drum circle and art room were so rewarding. I still have some of the art on my wall now. Go! You well get so much more than you can imagine now.”

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Alex Velazquez-Brightbill
Alex Velazquez-Brightbill

"For me it has always been a great experience every time! I love the mood of this conference, everyone just excited to be there, so inspiring"

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Tom Sharpe
Tom Sharpe

“SEA’s conference is a necessary event for young artists to surround themselves with like minded people. People who can understand and nurture them on their own life’s journey. Attendees receive a full spectrum of panelists and presenters, from technical “how to” panels and coaching, to motivational speakers. I would present every year if SEA would have me! It’s a wonderful forum.”

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