February 13, 2019

Maybe your friend told you her school is cutting the music program and choir was the best part of your day in middle school. Maybe you're getting nervous that your community isn’t producing enough diverse performances. Maybe you’ve heard about arts advocacy before and you’re thinking “It’s time for me to step up and help protect the arts.” Whatever...

February 7, 2019

Networking at events is hard – we get it. Between the uncertainty of how to start a conversation and how to end it, there’s no denying that it’s just plain awkward.

Luckily, at the Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium (EALS), we try to make meeting and connecting with speakers and other attendees easy (and, dare we say, fun!) by facilitating ice breaker...

January 31, 2019

It’s no secret DC has a ton of arts and cultural institutions, each one with its own character. From renowned Smithsonian museums and galleries to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, there is no shortage of exhibitions representing a plethora of cultures. We’ve compiled a list of awesome exhibitions going on during the Symposium. See one you’...

January 25, 2019

The Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium is coming up in March and tickets are now on sale! EALS is a great opportunity for students and young professionals in the arts to network and engage in dynamic discussions about the field of arts management. EELS are some of the weirdest and most interesting marine life on the planet. Don't get them confused, bu...

January 18, 2019

For those who may not already know me, I’m Tara. Always there with a smile and a cookie fresh-from-the-oven, happy to supply you with advice when all seems lost. This week we asked readers to send in their most pressing professional concerns -- your career can be the most rewarding and the most frustrating component of life, and it’s hard to naviga...

October 9, 2018

Finish this statement with all that apply: "I love ______"

☐ Innovative D.C. musicians 

☐ Thought-provoking art

☐ Bottomless drinks and food

☐ Mixing with creative people

☐ The thrills of a silent auction

☐ Supporting emerging arts leaders

If you checked any or all of the above, the EALS Fall Fundraiser this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the American Univers...

September 25, 2018

Happy Fall! The Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium is thrilled to introduce the newest members of our Executive Committee. These arts leaders come from all over the country and have a wealth of experience in the arts and non-profit management. We’re so excited to have them on the team this year.

Please extend a big EALS welcome to Anya S...

April 27, 2018

The Emerging Arts Leadership Symposium is a place where up-and-coming arts leaders can connect with each other, learn from the best, and join the conversation to help evolve their field. EALS brings in people from all over, and we wanted to take the time to look at why the Symposium matters to some of them. 

So, why is EALS important...


April 19, 2018

The Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium Executive Committee is excited to announce that Jaime Pierce has been selected to become our incoming Finance Director. Jaime’s skills and experience will be invaluable to EALS, helping to organize and direct financial matters for the Symposium and our other dynamic events during the year. She is a leader in the...

April 12, 2018

The Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium is an incredible learning and growing experience for the executive committee members managing the event, but we always want to know more about the attendee experience so that we can continue to make EALS better for everyone involved. At EALS 2018, a short, voluntary survey was distributed to each of our attendees...

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