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Emerging Arts Advocates
The Emerging Arts Advocates (EAA) program was created to promote the growth of our membership in the under-40 age range or people new to the field, to educate the next generation of Maryland Arts Advocates, and to provide advocacy training, professional development, and leadership opportunities to young advocates in the arts field across all disciplines and regions of the state. From Executive Directors to Artists to Volunteers, they represent a broad range of the ways in which emerging leaders are involved in the artistic community.
The Emerging Arts Advocates (EAAs) strive to build and sustain the arts sector in the state of Maryland by developing and promoting programs which create growth, development, and vitality for the entire sector. The EAAs role with Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA) is to act as an advisory group to help with the development and implementation in MCA programming, as well as state and local advocacy initiatives.
Working with MCA, the EAAs will become leaders in the arts advocacy field for the under 40 arts community through:
- Leadership Development
- Advocacy Training
- Networking Events
To learn more about the Emerging Arts Advocates, please email our staff or call our office at 410-467-6700.
Kerry Holahan, Chair, Artist/Singer
Amanda Morell, Vice Chair, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County
Kristen McCurdy, Communications Officer, Maryland Federation of Art
Jessica Abel, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts
Janica Alston, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance
Brittany Andrew, Dorchester Center for the Arts
Precious Blake, Arts Every Day
Krystiana Bonheur, Prince George’s County Public Schools
Emily Cory, Maryland State Department of Education
Zoe Fried, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Mary Hester, Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) Alliance
Jessica Koningsberg, Baltimore Museum of Industry
Alexa Milroy, Baltimore Museum of Art
Ontavia Roulette, Singer
Raisa Lefé Henry-Rouse, Arts Advocate
Sarah Snyder, The Clarice
Diana Schenck, EAA Mentor, Artivate!