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Photo Credit: Brit Valdez Studio

"Emily Arden Eakland (she/her) supports organizations and artists in realizing their most ambitious public projects." 

Visionary public programming specialist with 15+ years of experience curating exceptional, multigenerational, and inclusive community-based spaces, places, programs, events, and fundraisers. Her training as a dancer informs the way she moves through the world, and her experience in public programming and community-building directs her approach to each project. Ms. Eakland is of two disciplined minds—that of an artist and that of a producer—and she works with individuals and organizations to zoom out and see the “big picture” while also diving into the details, creating scalable, seamless projects. Ms. Eakland is searching for a Director or Associate Director level position in a performing or multi-disciplinary arts organization, and/or in a public programming and community engagement focused role in a non-profit. She is willing to relocate.

Recent Work

Oakland Museum of California

  • Friday Nights at OMCA [ LINK

  • Lunchtime Sessions: Music, Dance, and Storytelling in the Garden [ LINK

  • Annual Celebrations: Día de los Muertos & Lunar New Year [ LINK

  • OMCA @ 50 & Kenneth Rainin Foundation: Exploring Public Art Practices Symposium [ LINK

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

  • YBCA 100 Summit (2018) [ LINK ]

  • 25th Anniversary Party [ LINK

Consulting

  • RIA Main Street's Porch Fest 2015-18 [ LINK ]

  • RIA Main Street's Procrastinator's Holiday Market 2016-2018 [ LINK ]

  • One Common Unity's Peace Ride 2018 [ LINK
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