Emerging Arts Advocates

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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. The EAA programs builds the next generation of Maryland Arts Advocates and provides 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.
Current EAA Initiatives


Steering Committee and Program Goals
The EAA Steering Committee is comprised of rising advocates who actively recruit EAAs to serve on the committee potentially representing all the counties in Maryland. The EAA committee strives to plan and execute programming collaboratively as a form of experiential learning.  Consequently, the committee endeavors to advance the mission of MCA with the following summary of program goals:
  1. To outreach and publically engage both MCA members and potential allies in the cause of arts advocacy
  2. To network and build relationships that position the EAA to be a stronger advocate for the arts
  3. To experiment with and innovate new models of organizing arts advocacy in the 21st century  
To learn more about the Emerging Arts Advocates, please email Cristyn Johnson (cristyn@mdarts.org) or call our office at 410-467-6700.
Emerging Arts Advocates Steering Committee
Alexa Milroy, Chair, Baltimore Museum of Art
Ryan Nicotra, Vice Chair, Single Carrot Theatre
Amanda Morell, Communications Officer, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County
Brittany Andrew, Goucher College
Teara Booker*
Allison Byers, American University
Nicholas Cohen, Vice Chair, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Mary Hester, Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) Alliance*
Kerry Holahan, Artist/Singer
Alysia Lee, Sister Cities Girlchoir*
Stephanie Moore, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Raisa Lefé Rouse, Education Week
Sarah Snyder, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Katrina Wallace, Attorney*
Diana Schenck, EAA Mentor , Artivate!
*EAAs pending membership