Programs: Emerging Arts Leaders | Orange County

Founded in 2012, Emerging Arts Leaders | Orange County (EAL | OC) cultivates and empowers the next generation of leaders in Orange County's arts, culture, and creative industries.

EAL | OC's monthly events alternate between 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 Orange County EAL coordinator Nicholas Thurkettle.



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. The Emerging Leader Program targets professionals who are new to the field, with up to five years of experience, or are 35 years of age or younger.” – Americans for the Arts