Why Participate

Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs give colleges, universities, festivals, conservatories and other postsecondary institutions the opportunity to meet with thousands of college-bound students and their parents.

NACAC hosts 26 Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs nationwide each fall.  For the growing number of students pursuing a college degree in music, theater, art, dance, and other related disciplines, these free events offer a unique opportunity to get a head start on planning for college.

You should participate to:

  • Expose your institution to more than 20,000 students and parents annually who are interested in undergraduate or graduate studies in music, dance, theater, visual arts, graphic design, and related disciplines. This is your opportunity to discuss with students how your institution can be part of their future.


  • Spend your recruitment budget wisely by registering for fairs that hit your target market.


  • When provided, we will ensure students are aware of the disciplines you offer at your institution.


  • Join more than 300 colleges and universities that participate in the NACAC’s PVA College Fairs each year!