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Introducing the Senior Management Institute

The Senior Management Institute is an eight-month program designed for senior level managers of arts and culture organizations. The Institute provides a cross-disciplinary, supportive yet challenging learning environment to improve management and communication skills and to lead high-performing teams. We believe that an organization’s health is closely linked to the quality of the management team. The Senior Management Institute provides senior managers with the tools and confidence to create a culture of happiness and inspire strong, effective teamwork. 

Have questions about the Institute? Want to learn if this is the right fit for you? Contact Pearl Bickersteth to schedule an informational call.

 

Apply through April 12 » 

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Meet the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy Class of 2016

EP01Leadership in the arts and culture sector requires grit, confidence and the ability to find new possibilities around every corner. The right tools and frameworks help make this navigation possible. We are proud to partner with the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice to provide a cultural leadership program that gives participants the ability to stand firm in the business side of the industry through an ivy-league curriculum, grounded in real-world experience.

Over the next eight months, participants from around the world will come together online and in-person to strengthen their leadership capacity and grow their knowledge of management in the arts and culture field. We are honored to announce these talented individuals who make up the second class of the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy. Please join us in congratulating the newest members of the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy!

Sarah Andrew Wilson, Levine Music (Silver Spring, MD)
James Bondelid, St. Paul’s Chestnut Hill (Oreland, PA)
Luz Helena Cano Diaz, (Bogota, Columbia)
Michelle Chartrand, Omaha Children’s Museum (Omaha, NE)
Samuel Chesser, (Miami Springs, FL)
Elliot Davis, Museum of Fine Arts Boston (Dedham, MA)
Kerry DiGiacomo, Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA)
Barika Edwards, American Documentary | POV (Brooklyn, NY)
Sue Elliott, The Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto, ON)
Adam Erickson, The Aspen Institute (Forest Hills, NY)
Malcolm Evans, Fractured Atlas (Queens, NY)
Becky Flynn, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (Little Rock, AR)
Hanaah Frechette, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana (Brooklyn, NY)
Deron Hall, Memphis Music Initiative (Memphis, TN)
Emily Hirsch, Krannert Center for Performing Arts (Bethesda, MD)
Jason Holland, (Sergerstrom Center for the Arts (Costa Mesa, CA)
Theresa Hubbard, Fractured Atlas (Brooklyn, NY)
Courtney Kalbacker, URBANARIAS (Baltimore, MD)
Emily Kuret, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra (Ann Arbor, MI)
Romola Lucas, The Caribbean Film Academy (Brooklyn, NY)
Christina McClelland, Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University (Denver, CO)
Shaheena Ormerod-Sachedina, The Institute of Ismaili Studies (Caterham, UK)
Nafsika Papadopoulou, John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation (Athens, Greece)
Orsolya Pati, K2 Theatre (Budapest, Hungary)
Eric Rivera, (Philadelphia, PA)
Diana Sanchez, International Film Festival Panama & Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto, ON)
Abhijit Sengupta, Da Camera of Houston (Houston, TX)
Lindsay So, Office of Arts, Culture & the Creative Economy (Philadelphia, PA)
Allison Titman, American Alliance of Museums (Greenbelt, MD)
Dennis Whipple, Great River Educational Arts Theatre (Waite Park, MN)

 

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Early Admission Deadline: Applications for the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy are Due Today

Today marks the early admission application deadline for the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy. The quality of applicants thus far has been remarkable and we are looking forward to continuing the review process. We know that your time is valuable and making the decision to invest in your ongoing professional development is not easy.

That’s why we’ve built the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy to provide you with game-changing education, when you want it and where you want it, without sacrificing the depth of personal relationships that come from meeting your peers and faculty face-to-face. The best and brightest practitioners and University of Pennsylvania faculty will explore frameworks and topics that will help you lead with confidence. At a cost of $4,950, we are proud to say it is among the most affordable executive leadership programs available today.

With twenty-four hours left for early admission, take the time to apply and invest in yourself. The application is short, simple and built for personal reflection.
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Creative Community Success on RocketHub

The Creative Community Fellows have raised over $30,000 for their projects on RocketHub. Pride is an understatement of how we feel making this announcement.

In the final hours of his campaign, Creative Community Fellow, Philip Graulty shared with the cohort of Fellows, “Throughout this entire crowdfunding process, when I felt guilty for asking for help and money, I would think back to what Scott Shigeoka said during our interview for Arts Entrepreneurs:

“…the universe wants to support people that have dreams, that are fulfilling their missions and are alive… especially when they are doing things that serve community.”

It’s been the voice that’s kept me sane, the little angel on my shoulder that’s kept me going. So if you forget everything else, remember to let people in on your dreams! And know that we’re all here to help!”

As Kate Jopson reflects on her campaign, she notes, “It was the surprising generosity of so many people that really made this happen! I’ve never raised money like this before. My heart feels very full right now.”

Several of the campaigns are still live on RocketHub. View all the Creative Community Fellows campaigns »

 

 

Want to be involved in the Creative Community Fellows program? Have an idea to use arts and culture to better a community? Applications are now being accepted through Sunday, April 26. Apply Now »

 

Creative Community Fellows Applications Now Open!

The CCF Journey

Have a great idea to use arts and culture to better a community? Know someone who does? Well, you are in luck because applications are now open for the Creative Community Fellows program! We are looking for artists, activists, community organizers, administrators and entrepreneurs from around the world who are using arts and culture to drive physical and social transformation in their communities.

With the support of The Kresge Foundation and now in its second year, this program grew out of our exploration of the role of art in civil society and the importance of community in the sustainability of the cultural sector. Presented in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice and The Center for Social Impact Strategy, the Creative Community Fellows program is a nine-month intensive incubator that gives Fellows the tools, training and access to a community of support as they design and drive their projects forward. We have seen that this program establishes a network, far surpassing the reach of the 50 Fellows and encourages connections and collaboration with communities near and far.

The program incorporates a residential track where 22 Fellows jump-start the program through one week of living and learning together and an online track that gives Fellows the flexibility to connect and work when and where it works for them. However, we are creating a single, unique community of 50 cultural entrepreneurs and leaders. Fellows will take monthly online courses together, share updates on their projects with each other and the field and have the rare chance to engage face-to-face with funders and people already engaging in this work. Tuition for the program, including lodging and meals is completely underwritten! Fellows are only responsible for their transportation to in-person events.

We will also share tools and conversations online for open access. We are opening this up to help as many people in as many locations as possible to create, strengthen and advance projects that improve communities. We have seen how the collective wisdom of Fellows, mentors, faculty and communities fuels each project and expands the network. It will only continue to grow.

Please visit our website to learn more about the program and get involved. Apply to become a Fellow or share this information with others!

 

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Apply by April 26 »

 

 

 

Apply for Finance, Extending Your Reach Seminars Today!

Applications are now available for two Business of Arts + Culture team seminars, Finance and Extending Your Reach.

Finance

Join us in Phoenix December 8-9 for Finance. Bring your leadership team together to develop the knowledge and skills to effectively craft strategies that support both organizational health and mission achievement. Your team will learn how traditional financial concepts such as revenue and cost are related to your ability to achieve your mission. Additionally, you will learn to use financial numbers for predicting effects on mission and organizational achievement.

Finance will be presented in Phoenix December 8-9. Learn more and apply by October 31 »

Fielding Grasty, seminar director for Finance, reflects on past presentations »

 

Extending Your Reach

Extending Your Reach offers a deep dive into partnerships and alliances, exploring the different types of relationships that can help you do more and achieve greater impact. After careful evaluation of your current relationships, your goals for the future and critical tactics for establishing alliances, you will leave this seminar prepared to lead a portfolio of strategic partners and engage in alliances that will help you achieve your vision.

Extending Your Reach will be presented in Boston December 8-9. Learn more and apply by October 31 »

 

Both seminars are offered with pay-what-you-can pricing and travel support is offered to those attending from outside each seminar’s metropolitan area.

Hear from past participants about the seminar experience:

 

Apply Now: The Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy

National Arts Strategies is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for The Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy.

This eight-month program, developed and presented in partnership with The University of Pennsylvania, will prepare and equip you to lead arts and culture organizations of all types. At a cost of only $4,950 you will gain the foundational knowledge and business frameworks to advance your career. The program provides the flexibility of online courses and the ability to tailor what you learn to your needs through your choice of electives. The program promises what no other program can – comprehensive training from a world-class university grounded in real-world experience at an affordable price.

The application process is free, short, simple and designed to craft a diverse cohort of arts and culture professionals across the field. The Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy is targeted at early to mid-career managers in the nonprofit arts and culture sector – and those seeking to enter the sector.

The deadline for applications to The Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy  is October 31, 2014, but accepted on a rolling basis. If accepted, you will not have to submit payment until December. Online courses begin in January 2015 with the first in-person convening held at The University of Pennsylvania in March 2015. Apply today »

For those not able to take part in the entire eight-month program but still want to experience a bit of the curriculum, you can sign up to take one of the cornerstone courses – Arts & Culture Strategy – on Coursera. The class is free and open to anyone. It starts November 10, 2014. Those enrolled in the program will take the class on a private platform in January 2015.

Learn more about Arts & Culture Strategy on Coursera »

 

Application Deadline for The Chief Executive Program: Community and Culture is Approaching

Applications for The Chief Executive Program: Community and Culture are due July 17! For our third class of executives in The Chief Executive Program, we seek curious and collaborative CEOs who are change agents working at the heart of their communities. Join this incredible community of chief executives from around the world to gain ideas, tools and connections to collectively strengthen the cultural sector, apply today.

This one year program will serve an international group of 50 outstanding CEOs whose organizations work closely with communities on creative placemaking initiatives. Participants will come together at Vanderbilt University, University of Michigan Ross School of Business and Sundance Resort to work with leading professors, NAS and each other to get a deeper understanding of the strategic challenges they face, a firm grasp of change leadership and the ability to translate their visions for the future into reality.

Have questions about the program or application process? Ask National Arts Strategies’ Director, Sunny Widmann this Friday from 3-4 pm ET via artstrategies.org/hangout

All participants in The Chief Executive Program: Community and Culture receive a fellowship covering the full cost of tuition. Participants are responsible for their own travel costs to in-person events.

Learn more about The Chief Executive Program: Community and Culture >>

Join the community and apply by July 17 >>

 

Applications for The Chief Executive Program: Community and Culture are now being accepted!

We are excited to announce that we are continuing The Chief Executive Program with a new class focused on leaders of organizations where community is at the heart of the mission. We are now accepting applications for The Chief Executive Program: Community and Culture. If you are a curious and collaborative executive using culture to address issues in your community, apply today.

The Chief Executive Program: Community and Culture has evolved from our experience with the first two classes and from our discussion of the role of arts and culture with leaders from around the world. We’ve seen that connecting and serving the community is crucial to cultural organizations. We want to connect and support leaders whose organizations are working with communities to use culture to respond to local needs. Through this program, 50 exceptional chief executives will engage individually and among a network of peers to broaden their thinking and tackle the critical challenges facing the field. Participants will leave the program with the ideas and tools to take action and effect change in not only their organizations, but across the field.

Experience

The Chief Executive Program: Community and Culture is built around two learning cycles that will help leaders explore, reflect, apply and share concepts that address the two biggest challenges for cultural institutions – making strategic choices that are on-mission and leading change. During the program, participants will come together for three in-person events followed by exercises and tools designed to help leaders move forward on their own unique objectives and goals. The first convening will be this fall. Learn more about the Chief Executive Program: Community and Culture experience »

Selection

We seek exceptional chief executives who exhibit curiosity, openness, eagerness to invest in a learning community and willingness to devote the necessary time to program activities and relationships. We look for leaders interested in exploring and implementing innovative solutions rather than maintaining the status quo. Through a competitive selection process, we will identify 50 chief executives from a wide range of art and cultural forms, locations and perspectives to participate in this 1-year program.

All participants of The Chief Executive Program: Community and Culture will receive a fellowship covering the full cost of tuition. Participants will be responsible only for their travel costs to in-person events. Learn more about our selection process

 

Learn more about The Chief Executive Program: Community and Culture »

Apply to participate in The Chief Executive Program: Community and Culture by July 17 »

 

Extending Your Reach Application Deadline is Approaching

There are only a few weeks left to apply for the Extending Your Reach seminar in Chicago. Join colleagues from around the country to share ideas, explore new ways to further your mission and hone your ability to recognize when and how alliances can help you do more – get your team together today!

Extending Your Reach focuses on alliances and partnerships, and how engaging in these relationships can help drive your organizational strategy and build a stronger community. After careful evaluation of your current relationships and goals for the future, you will leave this seminar prepared to build on your portfolio of partners and engage in alliances that will help you achieve your vision.

Extending Your Reach takes place July 24-25 in Chicago. This seminar is offered on a pay-what-you-can basis, meaning you can attend at the price that’s right for you.

Learn more about the Seminar here.
Applications are due Friday, June 6!