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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

January 15, 2019

12:00-1:00 PM

Music Hall, Wilks Studio

Registration is open.

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.


  • Libby Hunter, Executive Director & Co-Founder, WordPlay Cincy
  • Kim Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Children's Theatre of Cincinnati
  • Jonathan Martin, President, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

smART Summit

July 2019

Connecting 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, Playhouse in the Park
Jamie Muenzer, UC Alumni Relations (CCM & DAAP)
Kristi Reed, Grants Plus
Jaclyn Stephens, Cincinnati Arts Association
Ryan Strand, ArtsWave