Programs: Emerging Arts Leaders | Orange County





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Emerging Arts Leaders | Orange County (EAL | OC) was founded in 2012 as a program of Arts Orange County.

Mission: To engage and empower rising professionals in the arts community.

Vision: To be a mechanism for strengthening future arts leadership by fostering connections between professional artists and arts professionals, encouraging and supporting creative innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit, developing skills, and facilitating networking among arts organizations, civic organizations and individual artists and producers.

Throughout the year, EAL | OC presents professional development activities like workshops, site visits to arts organizations, panel discussions, arts outings, and networking mixers. To get involved or find out more, please join our Facebook group, or email Arts Orange County Program Assistant Nicholas Thurkettle.


EAL | OC Steering Committee
Michelle Brouwer, Irvine Barclay Theatre
Diana Farrell, Lyric Opera of Orange County
Kay Linan, Pacific Symphony
Wesley Pinkham, Musco Center for the Arts
Nalini Sairsingh, Orange County Museum of Art



COMING UP



Join us at one of our monthly meetups and get to know your local peers in the community!



Join us for some Crafting and Craft Brews at OCMA Expand!



Come enjoy the monthly Laguna Art Walk with EAL Members on Aug. 1st!

RECENT EVENTS



EAL Steering Committee Members (from L) Nalini Sairsingh and Kay Linan at EAL's monthly "Hoppy Hour" social gathering at the Congregation Ale House - Santa Ana Chapter.




EAL holds regular cultural salons which fuse networking with a stimulating diversity of artistic programming from Orange County creators. April's "Spring Spotlight" salon brought dance, opera, and even Shakespeare to the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion at Orange Coast College.





EAL | OC is a local chapter of the Americans for the Arts "Emerging Leader Network."

“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.” – Americans for the Arts