Emerging Arts Leaders: Philadelphia unifies, empowers, and inspires a growing community of arts leaders emerging in Greater Philadelphia.  Through professional development, networking, and collaboration we build a shared voice to advance our role in the region as the next generation of arts and culture.


As emerging arts leaders, Kelli Paul and Maria Fumai Dietrich recognized the value of their individual networks in their job searches, professional development, and cultural engagement.  Together with six colleagues from throughout the Greater Philadelphia arts community, Emerging Arts Leaders: Philadelphia was founded in October 2012 with the intent to expand and connect networks.