2013 ArtsPulse: Lunch Chat with Executives

2010 Leadership Workshop

2011 Creative Conversation


Cincy Emerging Arts Leaders

Cincy-EAL-revised-Logo-web.gifThe Cincy Emerging Arts Leaders is an extension of the Emerging Leaders Network of the Americans for the Arts and is administered by the Cincinnati Arts Association. It supports the professional development needs of arts professionals in the Greater Cincinnati area. The group first met in October 2006 as part of the Creative Conversations series that Americans for the Arts sponsors annually.

Upcoming Events:

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ArtsPulse: Lunch Chat

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 12:00-1:00 pm

Location: Aronoff Center's Green Room

Cost: $15, includes lunch

The Cincy Emerging Arts Leaders is offering an opportunity to join arts executives in an informal discussion about the current and future state of the arts and how this impacts the role of arts administrators. Arts administration students, those new to the field, current entry and mid-level arts professionals, artists, and young professionals interested in the arts are encouraged to participate.


  • Cameron Kitchin, Director, Cincinnati Arts Museum
  • Mike Smith, Vice President of Project Development and Riverbend Music Center

smART Summit 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Music Hall Corbett Tower 

ArtsWave and the Cincy Emerging Arts Leaders present a daylong professional development event for arts administrators and artists.

Cost to Attend: 

$25 each, group discount for 5 or more
$15, student 


Sessions: TBA

8:30-9:00 AM: check-in/breakfast
9:00-9:15 AM: Welcome
9:15-10:30 AM: Session 1:
10:45-12:00 PM: Session 2:
12:00-1:30 PM: Lunch/Keynote
1:30-2:45 PM: Session 3:
3:00-4:15 PM: Session 4: 

Connection with Emerging Arts Leaders


Websites of Interest for Advocacy

Cincy Emerging Arts Leaders Advisory Committee

Kathleen Riemenschneider, Cincinnati Arts Association, Chair
LeAnne Anklan, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra
Michael Brown, Contemporary Arts Center
Kelly Gillen, Lewis & Clark Co.
Kristi Reed, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra