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EALS serves the broader art world in a truly unique way.  All arts organizations need great leadership to help protect their future, but historically, emerging leaders have not had a place to come together to discuss the issues and best leadership practices.  EALS is part of the solution.


EALS is an annual symposium that provides budding arts managers with the opportunity to learn from some of the nation’s leading arts professionals in a day filled with speakers, panel discussions, and networking. EALS attracts such distinguished speakers as Deborah F. Rutter, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Bob Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts; and Francesca Zambello, Artistic Director of the Washington National Opera.  Last year, over 200 people attended the symposium, coming from places like Southern Utah University, Savannah College of Art & Design, Drexel University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, NYU, and many more.

EALS could not achieve such great success without the support of people like you who recognize and appreciate its value.  With the support of individuals such as yourself, we are able to keep prices affordable and continue to bring in high-caliber speakers.  Please consider donating to EALS and helping contribute to the success of this year’s symposium and beyond.

To support EALS, please mail a check to the following address:


Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium c/o Sherburne Laughlin

Katzen Arts Center at American University Room 215

4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Washington DC 20016.


Checks can be made out to Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium.


We truly appreciate your support in the future of the arts by making a contribution to EALS!

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Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium

c/o Sherburne Laughlin

Katzen Arts Center at American University, Room 215

4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20016


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