Convene Locally

The strength of the national Emerging Leaders Network depends on cultivating strong and sustainable local emerging leaders networks at universities and in communities across the country. New professionals need to develop their own cohorts of peers for continued growth, support, and renewal.

Is there an Emerging Leader Network in your community? Browse our map to find your Local Emerging Leaders Network!

Start an Emerging Leaders Network in your community! If you would like to speak with us about starting or growing your local emerging leaders network, please send an e-mail to Americans for the Arts Local Arts Advancement Programs Manager at leadership@artsusa.org

Connect Nationally

Through Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Network resources, each local community network connects nationally to other local networks in our web. Americans for the Arts offers national events, tools, and programs designed specifically for emerging leaders.

Annual Convention 

Each year at Americans for the Arts' Annual Convention, staff create an opportunity for Emerging Leaders to network and learn together. These opportunities are created through curated conversations, networking events, and Emerging Leaders Threads. 

Emerging Leaders on ARTSBlog

Filled with lively discussions and intellectual exploration of issues relevant to emerging leaders, ARTSblog generates some fascinating conversations. Check out our content for emerging leaders and join the conversation by adding your comments!

Emerging Leaders Listserv

Do you have an urgent issue and would like input from your peers? Maybe you want to share a thought-provoking article or news item or receive regular scholarship and fellowship information? Subscribe to the Emerging Leaders listserv!(You must join Americans for the Arts as a professional member in order to subscribe to the Emerging Leaders listserv. Read more about the benefits of joining Americans for the Arts as an individual or organization.)

Emerging Leaders Council

The Emerging Leaders Council (ELC) is an elected working advisory body to Americans for the Arts and assists in developing programs and resources to promote professional development and networking opportunities for emerging arts professionals nationwide. Elections for open seats on the council are held in the fall of each year. Interested in serving on the council? Learn more about the nomination and election processes.