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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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Promotional Partners

Our promotional partners have joined with NAS to help ensure the availability of top-quality executive education for the arts and culture sector and for their member communities. We work together to advance the field by ensuring that cultural leaders are aware of and able to easily access these great organizational development opportunities.

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts represents and serves local communities with the goal of creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Americans for the Arts has partnered with NAS to provide professional development opportunities for leaders in the arts community so they are better able to thrive and contribute to their communities.

Association of Performing Arts Presenters

Arts Presenters designs and delivers programs and services that build capacity in the people and presenting organizations it serves. Recognizing the proven quality and unique approach of NAS executive education, Arts Presenters has partnered with NAS to expand the range of education programming that it can make available to its members. Through this partnership, Arts Presenters promotes NAS team seminars presented as part of our Business of Arts and Culture™ program.

Chorus America

Chorus America serves professional, volunteer, youth, and symphony choruses through publishing, conferences, training, and other programs. NAS and Chorus America have worked together on a number of initiatives for choral leaders over the years. Our ongoing partnership efforts ensure access to NAS executive education for choral directors from the nation's top choruses.

League of American Orchestras

The League of American Orchestras provides leadership and service to American orchestras, and understands the unique needs of the orchestra community. The League has partnered with NAS to increase access for orchestra leaders to NAS' organizational leadership programs. NAS and the League of American Orchestras see these team-based, cross-disciplinary, executive-level education programs as a perfect complement to the League's own professional development programs.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust champions preservation by providing leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to the preservation community. NAS alumni include leaders from the Trust's Statewide and Local Partners organizations, who have seen first hand the applicability of NAS' senior-level professional education. NAS and the Trust have partnered together to engage Statewide and Local Partners more fully in NAS leadership programs.

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

The New York Foundation for the Arts' mission, through funding and business workshops, is to serve individual artists, promote their freedom to develop and create, and provide the public with opportunities to experience and understand their work. NYFA and NAS programs are wonderful complements, each contributing to a vibrant, sustainable arts and culture community in the United States. NYFA and NAS are working together to promote and coordinate our programs for artists and arts organizations.

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