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 their communities, the greater Los Angeles arts and culture sector, and most importantly, themselves. ACTIVATE consists of three separate programs: 


For more information about our programs, click the buttons below:


ACTIVATE is free because of the generous support of the following funders:

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.