EAL/LA is a primarily volunteer-run organization. Our best resource is our people, and we'd love to have you involved. There are many ways to get involved and support our team. Check out these options and let us know below how you'd like to help support our mission!

Become a member!


By inspiring and fostering diverse leadership and creativity we are enriching and sustaining the cultural ecology of Los Angeles. EAL/LA is a project of Community Partners and a local chapter of the national Emerging Leaders Network initiated by Americans for the Arts.

Joining EAL/LA is FREE and only requires an email address. 

benefits for members

  • Membership in a cohort of driven creative and supportive peers who will support your professional development and leadership goals during your tenure.

  • Opportunities to experiment take risks and have the creative latitude to implement projects that might not be afforded to you in your current employ.

  • Affiliation with a state and nationwide network of emerging arts organizations under the umbrella of Americans for the Arts.  Recent attention has been put on building the California network of emerging arts groups via funding and regular convening s by the Hewlett Foundation.

  • EAL/LA news and events delivered to your inbox in a monthly newsletter.

  • Access to a curated job board with opportunities from local arts organizations and non-profits.

  • Become eligible to run for a seat in the Leadership Council. Becoming a part of our Leadership Council offers you experience in a leadership role in the committee of your choosing (Programming, Development, or Marketing/Communications), a new network of dedicated arts leaders, and a $350 scholarship.





EAL/LA holds about one event a month. These events require volunteers for set up, check in and various other duties. Volunteering is a great way to attend events while getting a glimpse behind-the-scenes.

Join a Committee

EAL/LA has three committees: Programming, Development, and Marketing and Communications.

  • The Programming Committee produces our events by scheduling the date, finding venues, and reaching potential speakers.

  • The Development Committee tackles our funding by completing grant applications and producing fundraisers.

  • The Marketing and Communications works directly with members to promote EAL/LA's programming and events through social media, newsletters and more. Committees are open to all members and we welcome anyone to attend a meeting to help plan an event, pitch in with fundraising, or contribute to marketing strategy. Committee meetings occur once a month.

Host OR SPONSOR an Event

Do you have a great space that you’d like to share with LA’s emerging arts leaders? Are you looking to sponsor a local organization while supporting creative professionals?
Contact us here or email us at info@ealla.org.