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News + Updates: Chicago Theme

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!


Apply for 2014 Seminars Today!

Applications are now available for two NAS seminars, Digital Strategies and Extending Your Reach.


Save These Dates – 2014 Team Seminars Announced

National Arts Strategies announces two Business of Arts and Culture seminars to be presented in 2014 – mark your calendars now to join us for Digital Strategies and Extending Your Reach! (more…)


Strategy and Managing People teams selected

Many wonderful teams will be joining us for upcoming presentations of Strategy and Managing People. Teams hail from all over the United States and represent a broad mix of disciplines and budget sizes. Congratulations to the accepted teams—we look forward to working with you!



How can culture drive strategy?

“Culture eats strategy.”

This sentiment is one commonly expressed at executive education programs and among business leaders to convey just how important culture can be to organizational success. Developing an organizational culture that supports your mission and drives your strategy is a task that goes beyond the human resources department. It is the responsibility of leaders across the organization to think about how to create a structure and environment that allows employees to thrive in their roles and ensure that you meet organizational goals.


Are you ready for change in 2013?

Happy New Year!

National Arts Strategies has lots in store for 2013, starting with our first Business of Arts and Culture seminar, Strategy. Strategy, presented March 7-9 in San Francisco, provides an opportunity for you to work with your leadership team under the guidance of leading management professors Violina Rindova and Rob Wiltbank.


Invest in your organization this holiday season

Why not skip the gadgets this holiday season and instead pledge to invest in your organization’s future? Apply to attend one of our two upcoming Business of Arts and Culture team seminars – Strategy, March 7-9, 2013 in San Francisco and Managing People, March 21-22, 2013 in Chicago.



Application now available for Managing People

National Arts Strategies will present Managing People, a Business of Arts and Culture seminar, March 21-22, 2013 in Chicago. Managing People is designed to give teams an in-depth understanding of how organizational culture can drive mission achievement by making the most of an important and valuable resource: people.

During this two-day seminar, led by Cornell University professor Diane Burton and Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Jesper B. Sørensen, teams will discuss case studies that illuminate key aspects of organizational culture and how it can influence a business – for better or for worse. They will explore frameworks to help them think creatively about building teams and fostering an organizational culture that will support mission and strategy, and apply these frameworks in examination of their own organizations and practices during team exercises.

Apply now to bring your team to Chicago next March. You can name your own tuition to attend this seminar, and NAS will offer travel support for teams attending from outside the Chicago area.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 1. Learn more about Managing People or apply now »



Set in Stone: Building America’s New Generation of Arts Facilities 1994-2008

The University of Chicago’s Cultural Policy Center, a joint initiative of the Harris School of Public Policy and its affiliated research organization NORC, launched in 2007 a major study of cultural building in the United States focusing on a building boom that included museums, performing arts centers and theaters. The goal of the study was to establish research that would serve as a basic and essential resource for any cultural group in the country engaged in planning construction, renovation or expansion of their facilities. The study was generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.



Fellowship Recipients Selected for Strategy Seminar

The final Organization Fellowships of 2011 have been awarded to twelve teams to attend Strategy, December 8-10 in Chicago. All fellowship recipients were selected through a competitive application process and will attend the seminar at no cost. In addition to a fellowship covering the full-tuition for the seminar, participants from outside the Chicago area will also receive up to $600 per person to help offset the travel and lodging costs. Team fellowships are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Fidelity Foundation and The Kresge Foundation.