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Join colleagues around the world to develop your leadership skills and cultivate your knowledge of the field. Learn at your own pace, for free. Enroll today »

Creative Community Launchpad »

Bainbridge Island, WA | March 17-20, 2016
Fellows attend a three-day in-person feedback session where they present their project pitch to national funders and leaders in the field of creative placemaking and receive feedback.

Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy »

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA | March 2-5, 2016

Students will meet their colleagues, learn about key concepts such as negotiation, decision-making and human-centered design and meet the NAS & Penn teaching teams.



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Funding Partners

The financial sponsorship of leading national and community-level foundations make it affordable for arts leaders to participate in NAS executive education programs. Funder support also helps us identify and recruit the top arts and culture leaders in your community.

Our current programs are made possible by the support of:


Past funders include:

  • The Abell Foundation
  • The American Express Foundation
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City
  • Arts Council of Silicon Valley
  • Arizona Republic
  • The Arizona Community Foundation
  • The Atherton Family Foundation
  • Bancfirst
  • Boettcher Foundation
  • The Boston Foundation
  • Broward County Cultural Affairs Division
  • The Brown Foundation
  • The Chicago Community Trust
  • The Cleveland Foundation
  • The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
  • The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta
  • The Cooke Foundation, Ltd.
  • Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • The Dayton Hudson Foundation
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • Duke Energy Foundation
  • The Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation
  • The Fannie Mae Foundation
  • Fidelity Foundation
  • The Fleishhacker Foundation
  • The Flinn Foundation
  • The Fondren Foundation
  • The Ford Foundation
  • Fulton County Arts Council
  • The Foundation for the Carolinas
  • The Fund for the Arts
  • The GAR Foundation
  • The General Mills Foundation
  • The George Gund Foundation
  • Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund
  • The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
  • The Hall Family Foundation
  • The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation
  • The Hawaii Community Foundation
  • The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Houston Endowment
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • The John P. Murphy Foundation
  • The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • The Joyce Foundation
  • The Kirkpatrick Foundation
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • The Kulas Foundation
  • Major Performing Arts Board for the Australia Council
  • The Marin Community Foundation
  • The Mary and Dan Dent Fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • The Meadows Foundation
  • The Merrick Foundation
  • Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund
  • Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council
  • Mid-America Arts Alliance
  • Mississippi Arts Commission
  • The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
  • Nebraska Arts Council
  • The Nord Family Foundation
  • The Oklahoma Arts Council
  • The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
  • The Peter Kiewit Companies Foundation
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative
  • Phoenix Suns
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • The San Francisco Foundation
  • Target Stores
  • Texas Commission on the Arts
  • The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
  • The Wallace Foundation
  • The Walter and Elise Haas Fund
  • 4Culture



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