Our program partners join with us in the development and delivery of innovative programs and research. Combining our skills and resources enriches our service to the field.
Cultural Dynamics Working Group
NAS teamed up with the Bolz Center for Arts Administration
and Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley to create
the Cultural Dynamics Working Group. This collaborative
project explored the application of systems thinking
in the arts, mapping the arts and culture ecosystem
to provide insight and provoke conversation among
arts leaders. The resulting Cultural
Dynamics Map was published in 2005.
The Cultural Policy Center
The Cultural Policy Center at The Harris School of
Public Policy at the University of Chicago is researching
America’s cultural infrastructure. The research
examines the impact of capital projects on arts and
culture organizations and their communities. NAS was responsible for guiding the public release and creating the public teaching materials on this project, and the Set in Stone website has had nearly 7,000 hits since the public roll out.
Getty Leadership Institute
NAS partnered with the Getty Leadership Institute to bring together leaders from around the world for convenings on timely issues. The aim of this work is to bring insight and create thinking networks around specific topics. In 2004, NAS and GLI worked together on a two day symposium about how creative teams are managed in the for profit and nonprofit arts. In 2007, we worked together on a symposium on leisure time in the United States. Review the publications generated from these convenings on our publications page, or visit the Getty Leadership Institute to read about their work. In 2011, we again partnered to prepare Must Reads, a compendium of 21 articles on leadership identified specifically for busy arts and cultural professionals.
National Performing Arts Convention
NAS developed a unique executive education program
to begin the 2008 National Performing Arts Convention.
Three full-day sessions were created, inspired by
the NPAC theme "Taking Action Together"
and led by top university faculty. Each session focused
on a key challenge to achieving mission in our richly
connected communities including selecting effective
partners and creating sustained relationships with
local and national corporations.
Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan
The Ross School of Business and NAS partnered to deliver The Chief Executive Series, an invitation-only residential program for 25 leaders from the most outstanding arts and cultural institutions in the country. The two have continued this relationship to develop convenings and curriculum for The Chief Executive Program.
Salzburg Global Seminar
The Salzburg Global Seminar convenes imaginative thinkers from different cultures and institutions, organizes problem-focused initiatives, supports leadership development, and engages opinion-makers through active communication networks, all in partnership with leading institutions from around the world and across different sectors of society. NAS partnered with the Seminar in 2012 to present The Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders, an event that provided a unique learning opportunity for the next generation of leaders from around the world.
Stanford Graduate School of Business Center for Social Innovation
NAS and the Stanford Graduate School of Business
Center for Social Innovation (CSI) joined forces in
2001 to present the Executive Program for Nonprofit
Leaders – Arts (EPNL–Arts). NAS and the
CSI believe in the critical role arts and cultural
organizations play in society, and through the EPNL-Arts
program we invested in exceptional individual leaders
and created a vibrant network of skilled professionals
serving our field.