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Members attend a session of Coffee Conversations at LACE, 2019

Members attend a session of Coffee Conversations at LACE, 2019


Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles prepares, educates, and inspires the next generation of arts sector leadership.

EAL/LA serves self-identified cultural workers. Our members work in all arts disciplines, in the nonprofit and commercial sectors. Our cohort is comprised of artists, administrators, managers, directors, funders, and consultants, to name a few.

Many early­ career arts professionals have few opportunities to expand their leadership capacity. EAL/LA members address this need through our programs which are designed to enhance their professional development, expand their network, and share their resources.




Protégé is EAL/LA's mentorship program, offering participants invaluable guidance and encouragement to strengthen their leadership capacity.

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Leadership Council

The Leadership Council (LC) is an elected cohort of emerging arts leaders that steers, plans, and implements the programs and development of EAL/LA.

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Leadership Council Programs

Creative Conversations, EAL/Connect Mixers, EAL/Lab Workshops, & Coffee Conversations.

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Become an EAL/LA member

Our cohort encourages participation and fosters professional development.

All you have to to is sign-up for our newsletter!


Building Leadership

EALLA is a volunteer organization which benefits from the support of its members and community. Your donations allow us to continue creating programs and activities that support and develop future arts leaders in los Angeles.

Emerging Arts Leaders/LA, is a project of Community Partners, a nonprofit charity exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and a local chapter of the national Emerging Leaders Network initiated by Americans for the Arts.