Activities During EALS



Colleague Connect: Quality over Quantity Networking

EALS welcomes arts leaders from all around the country, so we thought we should begin the day by getting to know each other! Rather than try to meet every single person (and struggle to keep them straight), we’ve designed a morning networking activity in which you’ll get to know a new group of colleagues beyond just what’s on your name tags. All you need to bring is a pen, and we’ll take care of the rest.


Afternoon Workshops

This year’s symposium will offer 3 lunchtime workshop opportunities. Join key members from Americans for the Arts or DreamYard Arts Center as they explore how to be an arts advocate, integrating social justice into your organization, and how we can continue to keep the arts relevant and impactful in our communities. You’ll leave these workshops with practical tools to carry with you as an arts leader.

Katzen Museum Tours

Take a few minutes in the day to get lost in the museum. The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the Katzen Arts Center. The four current exhibits feature female artists. They are Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman, Circle of Friends, Impact! The Legacy of the Women’s Caucus for Art, and Maggie Michael: A Phrase Hung in Midair as if Frozen.


At the close of the day, we treat all of our attendees to a catered reception with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar (ask anyone who attended last year about the crab dip – it was divine). The reception also features music by violinist Philip Carter. It’s a great time to reflect on the day, speak to new friends, and share ideas over a glass of wine.