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The Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium (EALS) is held each spring at American University, giving students and young professionals who work in the arts an opportunity to engage in dynamic discussion with peers and experienced leaders in the field about the issues, unique or universal,

that affect arts organizations.


The symposium is organized and executed by AU Arts Management graduate students. Past keynote speakers have included Melissa Chiu, Jacqueline E. Lawton, Deborah Rutter, Dr. Jane Chu, Howard Herring, Francesca Zambello, and Jamie Bennett.

2024 EALS Symposium
March 23, 2024 from 9:00am-6:00pm
Katzen Arts Center @ American University

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Join us on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at American University for the annual Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium (EALS).


The theme, "Arts and," encourages exploration of the intersection of arts with diverse fields, fostering innovation and collaborative discussions.

EALS is proud to be a part of the Arts Management Program at American University.

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