Good things come to those who wait...and there is hardly a better announcement we could make than the highly anticipated event co-location of The Association For Creative Industries (AFCI) and The International Art Materials Trade Association (Namta®).

AFCI and Namta will be co-hosting the 2021 Creativation+ virtual event, bringing the two associations and their flourishing and complementary networks of suppliers, buyers, designers, creators, and more.

With such an important industry shift, the dates of Creativation+ have also moved to ensure the best virtual event possible. This event, Creativation+, featuring Art Materials World, will now take place March 15-19, 2021 — an important change for an important partnership.

Why the change?

AFCI staff and leadership promised to think bigger, design more boldly and go beyond. This partnership and the opportunities it brings to the members of our creative communities are significant. Here are just four of the top ways this new partnership and dates benefit the AFCI community:

  • More products for our retailers to browse and buy for their stores
  • Expanded exposure for exhibitors over a longer runway
  • More potential partnership opportunities between designers, digital content creators, suppliers and store owners
  • Additional educational and networking opportunities

Looking Beyond 2021

Something this big is bigger than one year. We're thrilled to share that AFCI and Namta will be extending this partnership into 2022 for an in-person event on April 10-12 in Orlando, Florida.

That's right — once it's safe to gather in-person, you'll have access to everything you love about Creativation and Art Materials World, all under one roof.

Save the NEW Dates

Creativation+, featuring Art Materials World
March 15-19, 2021  |  Virtual Experience