The Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium at American University is organized and produced by an Executive Committee of graduate students currently enrolled in the Arts Management program.


EALS is proud to have partnerships with the following organizations, who provide various levels of support.

American University's Arts Management Program


Since 1974, the graduate Arts Management program has trained students to become arts administrators across performing and visual arts disciplines. The program blends the basic tenets of administration with an understanding of the cultural sector in the global economy.

The master's program prepares students to become effective advocates for the arts and to succeed in a wide range of administrative, managerial, and leadership positions.

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Emerging Arts Leaders DC

Emerging Arts Leaders DC (EALDC) is a volunteer-led membership organization that provides professional development, networking, and resources relevant to emerging arts professionals in the National Capital Region. Monthly events offer access to local peers and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn more about our region's robust arts community and strengthen the local arts sector.

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