Tickets on Sale for EALS 2015!
March 22nd, 2015 at the Katzen Arts Center

The day has finally arrived! Tickets are now available for this year’s Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium! Register for #EALS2015 today!


This year, EALS is proud to have two prestigious and acclaimed arts leaders, Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and Howard Herring, President & CEO of the New World Symphony, give keynote speeches to share their expertise and wisdom. Read more about the background and experiences of our keynote speakers. We also have a wide array of panel topics to choose from, ranging from Back to Black: Achieving and Maintaining Financial Stability to Arts in Post-Crisis Areas. Learn more about all the panel topics for this year’s symposium here. We will be announcing our panelists for those panels soon, so follow us on Facebook and Twitter so you don’t miss an update!

The theme for this year’s symposium is ArtREDEFINED. As arts managers, administrators, leaders, and advocates, we have a civic duty to continually redefine how the arts are perceived and digested in our culture. As we build the future of the arts in a rapidly changing society, we look for ways to adapt art to the 21st century, support artists to influence communities for greater good and bring about social change, and infuse art into non-arts settings. At EALS 2015, you will gain insight into how to define what arts looks like for generations to come and explore tomorrow’s possibility for artistic platforms never seen before.

We have two new features being introduced to the Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium this year:

  1. SMORG: Short for smorgasbord, SMORG is a new networking and professional development experience through art.  Prepare to dive into a new way to synthesize your symposium experience using collaboration, skill-building, and creativity.  More details on SMORG to come!
  2. Americans for the Arts- Arts Education Panel: This year, EALS is partnering with AFTA to bring you a panel revolving around leadership and advocacy for arts education.


We are so excited about this year’s symposium and we hope that you are too! Don’t forget to buy your tickets before they are gone!  We look forward to seeing you at the Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium on March 22nd, 2015!


EALS is the official kickoff to Arts Advocacy Day! Arts Advocacy Day brings together a cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations and arts advocates nationwide to meet with their members of congress and support pertinent arts issues. Click Here to learn more about Americans for the Arts and Arts Advocacy Day.