ACTIVATE Emerging Arts Leaders


In collaboration with Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles, we have created a NEW leadership development program that brings together both organizations’ shared goal to prepare, educate, and inspire the next generation of arts leaders across the region, expand the field’s definition of arts advocacy and ensure it is considered an essential skill for any arts leader. The mission of EAL is to support a diverse, equitable creative workforce through professional development opportunities. 

From February–October 2022, this cohort will meet monthly to:

  • Gain hands-on learning opportunities in Community Engagement and Program Management
  • Collaborate and design learning and networking opportunities for the wider Arts for LA community. 
  • Build upon EAL/LA’s existing mentorship program, Protege
  • Expand their own networks through engagement with LA arts leaders.

To better provide this hands-on experience, each participant has self selected into one of two committees. These committees were created based on the expressed interest of the larger Arts for LA community that want more opportunities to gather/network and an opportunity to connect with arts leaders via a mentorship program.


Please join us in welcoming the inaugural
ACTIVATE Emerging Arts Leaders cohort!

Anne Marie Acosta

Christine Zheng

Jamie Costa

Jessica Coreas

Jocelyn Ayala

Krystal Monique Ramírez

Melba Martinez

Miranda Ynez

Socks Whitmore

To learn more about our participants, click here to read their bios.