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Live Arts Centers of North America (LACNA) is a membership-based organization serving performing arts centers located in the United States and Canada. Members include performing arts centers with revenue of $5 million and up and are represented in the organization by their CEOs. The LACNA Foundation strives to enhance the potential of the performing arts field in the 21st century.


The group came together to address the challenges and navigate responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and issues of racial reckoning, along with the critical need for funding for the arts.


LACNA Foundation supports the Executive Leadership in the Arts Program. This program will help recognize and support the myriad qualified arts professionals who are viable candidates for senior roles positions and strengthen their capacities to lead large civic cultural organizations into the future.

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