Welcoming Elsa Hiltner as our new Associate Director of Programs.
Starting on June 1, the full-time staff of Lawyers for the Creative Arts will increase by a whopping 33% with the addition of a new position -- Associate Director of Programs. Elsa Hiltner is joining LCA as the first holder of that position.
Elsa brings a wealth of experience in the performing arts community. She began in theater as a costume designer and she has worked in various capacities for Collaboraction theater, including her prior position as head of Development. Along the way, Elsa developed insights into many of the structural challenges facing arts organizations and arts workers, and she has devoted her time and passion to making a difference. In particular, she has worked hard to create progress in the challenging area of pay equity. She has a national reputation as an arts advocate, based on her essays in industry publications, speaking on panels, and creating pay equity tools and resources for arts organizations. She is currently completing a project for a major Chicago arts school in analyzing and improving their compensation-related protocols.