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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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© 2017 by EALS.


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.

For more information, visit


Americans for the Arts Emerging Leader Program


The Americans for the Arts Emerging Leader Program works to identify and cultivate the next generation of arts leaders in America. It is an ideal way for new leaders to share their interests with others as they continue to develop their skills and their commitment to the arts. The Emerging Leader Program targets professionals who are either new to the field, with up to five years of experience, or are 35 years of age or younger. For more information, please visit the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Network.

Americans for the Arts Arts Education Network
The Americans for the Arts Education Network provides arts educational professionals with the tools and resources to strengthn arts education in their own communities. Through the Arts Education Network, Americans for the Arts hopes to affect change on the national, state, and local levels. For more information, please visit the Americans for the Arts Arts Education Network.