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Tickets now on sale for EALS Benefit

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Tickets have official gone on sale for the 2013 EALS Benefit. Buy them HERE.

The EALS Benefit is a soiree designed to support the 6th annual Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium.  The benefit will pay homage to the era of AMC’s hit series, MadMen.

Guests are encouraged to dress accordingly and enjoy an evening of socializing, refreshments, and dancing worth of a 1960’s era Madison Avenue. So come dressed in your slickest suit or hippest dress and drink fine white wine. The benefit will be held at the hip Hamiltonian Gallery (1353 U Street NW, Washington, DC).

A superb jazz trio will provide live music. Also, take part in the silent auction to benefit the 6th annual Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium that will take place on April 7. Items include tickets to shows, restaurants, and art.

So come join us for an evening of art, jazz, food, wine, and fun at the EALS Benefit on February 23, 2013.

Admission to the benefit is only $20 (for unlimited wine, food, art, and jazz?!? WOW!), and you can register HERE.

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NEA Podcast Series

My name is Raynel Frazier I am a first year Arts Management graduate student at American University and this semester I am very excited because I have the opportunity to continue my internship at the National Endowment for the Arts. One of my favorite things about the NEA is their podcast series hosted by Josephine Reed. The podcast features interviews of people working in the arts (artist, arts managers, etc.). Because I am a jazz trombonist and absolutely love Jazz I greatly enjoyed the podcast she did leading up to the 2012 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert; which featured interviews of this years’ class of Jazz Masters as well as previously named Jazz Masters. But whether you love Jazz like me or if your interest is in other arts disciplines the NEA podcast is a great place to visit.

Listening to the NEA podcast has been a great inspiration to me. The information I’ve learned by listening to artist and arts professionals talk about their lives has motivated me to continue to pursue a career in the arts. With Arts Advocacy Day and the Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium coming up now is a great time to tune into the NEA podcast and maybe you will be inspired as well.

So, what podcast do you love to listen to? Let me know and I’ll defiantly check them out!

NEA Podcast (click this link to listen to the NEA Podcast online)

Save the Date!

The 2012 EALS committee is excited to invite you to The Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium at American University in Washington, DC on Sunday, April 15, 2012. This is an annual meeting for young professionals who work in the arts — organized, executed, and run by AU Arts Management students. It is an opportunity to discuss the issues, unique or universal, that affect all arts organizations. Past keynote speakers have included Rachel Goslins, Ben Cameron, and Bob Lynch.

This year we’ll have three panels: Communicating the Arts – What Works, Running a Non-Profit in a For-Profit World, and Future Trends in Marketing leading up to our incredible keynote speaker, Adrian Ellis. Ellis, director of AEA Consulting and former Executive Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, has written and lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on management and planning issues in the cultural sector.

2012 EALS occurs right before Americans for the Arts 25th Arts Advocacy Day. This year’s EALS will be a great opportunity for arts administrators of all backgrounds and experiences to connect and discuss relevant issues in our ever changing art world.

EALS seeks to connect today’s arts with tomorrow’s leaders. Join us!

REGISTER here now: first 25 registrants can register at the discounted price of only $20! Email us at if you have any questions.

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