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EALS 2022

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EALS at AU presents the 15th Annual Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium

Reopen & Revitalize


April 3rd, 2022

As we reopen our doors to shared space, arts leaders are being called to resist a return to the status quo. We invite emerging arts leaders to join us as we ask: How are we opening our doors to equitable funding practices? To new models of leadership? To innovative approaches to our work? To the communities and the artists that have been marginalized? How are we opening our doors to the revitalization of the arts? 


As we explore how arts leaders can Reopen & Revitalize the arts,

JOIN US IN-PERSON for the 15th Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium

at the Katzen Arts Center at American University.


At EALS 2022, you can expect: 


  • An inspiring keynote speaker to frame the day’s focus  

  • Valuable and actionable panel conversations with experienced arts leaders, representing multiple arts disciplines and a range of issues facing the sector 

  • Networking opportunities to engage and develop new connections with arts professionals

  • A digital EALS program, which will be updated regularly with schedule announcements and provide an opportunity for continued networking 

  • Careful adherence to American University’s COVID rules and regulations


After the conclusion of the Symposium, continue to connect with arts professionals over drinks, snacks, and a fundraiser during the Happy Hour & Fundraiser. 

We’re grateful for the generous support of the following organizations! 


Opera Lafayette
Theater J
International Spy Museum
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Capitol Cider House
Yoga Heights

Arena Stage

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