Arts Department Conference

Jun 13, 2014 - Jun 16, 2014

Jun 13 - Jun 16

What is the focus of this conference?

The SGI-USA Arts Conference is a joyful gathering of artists who share the bond of faith in Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism. Held only once a year, it is a weekend of sharing -- packed with in-depth study, lectures from SGI-USA national leaders, stimulating discussion, and profound experiences, often accompanied by riveting performances or expression of art forms. A high percentage of the artists who have attended this conference in the past have found it transformative. The emphasis of our 2014 edition will be on opening a new era -- both in our global movement and in our individual creative lives -- together with our mentor.

Who should apply to this conference?

  • The Arts Conference is open to all SGI members who are involved in the arts -- including those who are in training toward a career in the arts and those who are now retired from such a vocation, and those who appreciate arts.

Who are the facilitators?

Danny Nagashima

General Director

Carmela Menchaca

SGI-USA Arts Department Women's Leader

Kay Yoshikawa

Arts Department Men's Leader

Clarence Edwards

Conference Facilitator

Wayne Green

Conference Facilitator

Aeyung Park de Melo

Conference Facilitator

Rachel Grundy

Conference Youth Facilitator

Andrea Locke

Conference Facilitator

(Due to unexpected schedule changes, facilitators may change.)