Events Calendar

Who needs more meetings, right? Not us! But we do have plenty of mixers and action packed workshops coming up that we’re pretty excited about. We hope you’ll get excited too and be able to attend one of our upcoming events. You’ll learn new skills and meet new people! Click on any of the events above for more details.


April 2013 Creative Conversation: “Designing Disruption: How Arts Innovators are Shaking Up the LA Experience”
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 11am-5pm
Santa Monica Playhouse
The event showcases arts practitioners and representatives of organizations that send shockwaves through our city with “disruptive” ideas that push boundaries, question conventional ways of thinking or otherwise destabilize the status quo. “Disruption” in the field of business is positive, with disruptive products or business models constantly sought after and applauded as signs of true innovation.

Local Spotlight: Investing in Sustained Arts Leadership in L.A.
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 3pm-5pm
Cornerstone Theatre Company
A local spotlight on three local arts leaders who will share how funding through the Next Generation Arts Leadership Initiative has impacted their work.  Representing the three categories of grants: organizational, individual, and network, our speakers’ stories will bring to life a local side of this statewide initiative and underscore the importance of nurturing the next generation of arts leaders in Los Angeles.

EAL/LA and CGU Arts Enterprise Mixer: Tam O’Shanter
Thursday, March 14, 2013, 7pm-9pm
Tam O’Shanter
Come mix and mingle with EAL/LA and the CGU Arts Enterprise folks. Just in time for St. Patty’s Day!

Workshop with Laura Zucker: Managing Personnel Transitions
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 6pm-8pm
L.A. County Arts Commission
People in arts organizations sometimes get promoted and sometimes don’t. They get fired or leave or fill spots on an interim basis. How you can manage transitions in your organization well—whether you’re in charge of the transition or it’s happening to you.

Let’s Geek Out…Otis Report on the Creative Economy
Monday, February 4, 2013, 7pm-9pm
L.A. County Arts Commission
Our first interactive conversation will focus on the Otis report on the Creative Economy. Let’s dive in and identify ways we might leverage this data set to improve the field.

Branding Workshop
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 9:30am-12:30pm
Atwater Village Theatre
Come learn about branding your organization through an EAL/LA lens with Nancy Hytone Leb.

Talk Nerdy To Me: WordPress
Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 7:15pm
LACMA IS Training Space
We’re starting January off with a Talk Nerdy to Me workshop on WordPress. The TNTM series returns with a fun filled evening exploring blogging on one of the largest blog hosting sites available. Communications Co Chair, K. Ryan Henisey will lead participants through the ins and outs of WordPress for small blogs, like his personal art blog, to large sites, like This workshop will take place on January 9th on the LACMA Campus. All members are welcome.