ACTIVATE is a FREE advocacy training and leadership development program. Through various program experiences, ACTIVATE recognizes the importance of local leaders and seeks to empower these individuals with the skills, knowledge, and an expanded network to effect change in communities across Greater Los Angeles. ACTIVATE consists of three separate programs: 


Applications for ACTIVATE Delegates and ACTIVATE Emerging Arts Leaders 2023 will open December 2022. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date!

For more details about our programs click the buttons below:

Learn more about our previous ACTIVATE programs and cohorts by clicking the links below. 

Arts Innovators

Learn more about this project incubator offering changemakers the chance to learn from field leaders, connect with other cross-sector colleagues, and lead the development of a project or program addressing one of Arts for LA’s four issue areas.

ACTIVATE Fellow Directory

To date, ACTIVATE participants have launched advocacy initiatives, professional development opportunities and engaged the AFLA community in a variety of ways. Find out more about this growing network here.