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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:

 

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!

 

Extend Your Reach

Applications are now available for the July 24-25 presentation of Extending Your Reach in Chicago.

This two-day seminar 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.

Your team will come together in advance of the seminar to discuss your current partnership activities and lay the groundwork for your time at the seminar.  At Extending Your Reach, you’ll experience a mix of faculty presentations, class discussions and team activities – including analyzing your network map and evaluating in detail one of your organization’s critical alliances – to enhance your understanding of the vital role alliances can play in your organizational strategy and how fostering strong relationships can help you accomplish more.  Learn more and apply by June 6 »

Click to hear from past participants about the NAS seminar experience and pay-what-you-can pricing!

 

Extending Your Reach

Do you know what your network map looks like? Do you have a clear picture of your partnership portfolio and where you can leverage relationships to help further your vision?

Do you want to do more, but resources are tight? Partnerships can help, but a poorly conceived or managed partnership can be more hassle than it’s worth. Do you know how to find the right partners and evaluate opportunities?

With a clear understanding of your strategy and the skills to evaluate potential relationships against that strategy, you can initiate partnerships that will help you achieve more. Extending Your Reach gives you the tools to do just that. You’ll work with your team to create and evaluate your network map, then hear from colleagues to see alternate approaches and find new ideas. And, for the first time, all teams will have the option for a pre-seminar consult with NAS to help them prepare!

Extending Your Reach will be presented in Los Angeles November 14-15, 2013. This seminar is presented on a pay-what-you-can basis, meaning you can attend at the price that’s right for you. Travel support is also available to those from outside the Los Angeles area.

Learn more about Extending Your Reach »

Download the seminar info sheet to share with your team »

Apply by September 20 »

 

New Program for Young Cultural Leaders

NAS has partnered with the Salzburg Global Seminar, a non-profit organization known for its global convening power, to launch a new annual series which will provide a unique learning opportunity for “next generation” cultural leaders from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. The Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders will help young cultural practitioners improve their leadership skills to enable them and their organizations to thrive in a field characterized by rapid change, uncertainty and limited resources. The program is intended to enhance international understanding and cultural exchange and to strengthen the cultural sector worldwide through a vital global network of young cultural leaders.

The inaugural convening of the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders will take place October 27–November 1 at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria. The program is intended for leaders approximately 25-35 years old with at least 3 years’ experience in the cultural sector and will include plenary sessions and panel discussions focusing on overarching issues confronting arts organizations worldwide and sessions focusing on practical training in critical leadership skills. Panelists include: Mulenga Kapwepwe (National Arts Council, Zambia), Basma El Husseiny (Al Mawred al Thaqafy, Egypt), J. Mikel Ellcessor (WDET Public Radio, USA), Tisa Ho (Hong Kong Arts Festival, China), Yudhishthir Isar (The American University of Paris, France/Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney, Australia), Deirdre Prins-Solani (Center for Heritage Development in Africa, Mombassa), Gary Vikan (The Walters Art Museum, USA) and Eduardo Vilaro (Ballet Hispanico).

Please visit the Salzburg Global Seminar event page for complete session, pricing and application information.

 

Why is Service Design Important?

What does service design mean to your organization? Does the responsibility of serving your customers rest solely in your marketing and audience services departments?

It’s not uncommon to read articles and blog posts highlighting the importance of delivering exceptional customer service, nor is it rare to read about an increasing interest in producing participatory work that allows the customer to act as “co-curator.” But to create a lasting impact we need to combine these ideas and consider how every aspect of our work may (or may not) affect our customers. Attention to the customer experience must be paid by all departments in order to ensure delivery of top quality experiences and services because this service delivery is critical to nurturing the customer relationship, building value and ensuring sustainability. In their paper, “The Politics and Theatre of Service Design,” Lara Penn and Cameron Tonkinwise state, “service designs must guide the recipient in how to make appropriate demands of the service; but they must also guide the provider in how to meet those varied demands in flexible ways.” We need to fully understand the type of experience our customers want—beginning with the initial encounter and continuing after the experience has ended—and identify ways in which we can cater to those desires as a means to fulfill mission.

Arts and Cultural Management: From Service Design to Success
was developed by National Arts Strategies with IESE Business School to help senior cultural executives address how their organizations design offerings with a goal of creating lasting impact, establishing value and operationalizing the idea that everything we do must in some way relate to how we serve our customers. Over the course of the program’s three days, 30 international arts and culture leaders will come together to discover how the integration of marketing, operations and people decisions can result in a five-star experience. They will develop the skills to analyze how their organizations utilize resources and learn to make strategic changes that will help provide more valuable experiences.

We invite chief operating officers, senior executives and others responsible for implementing organizational change to learn more about this new program and apply today »

 

Exploring a New Funding Model

The Chief Executive Program is well underway with the first convening, The New Nature of Competition, taking place this fall at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. As leaders return home from three and a half packed days of presentations and activities, many are inspired to continue their discussions and begin developing ideas for collaborative and innovative projects.

A major component of The Chief Executive Program is the Investment Marketplace, an online area for leaders to connect and create innovate projects to explore potential new ways of doing business in the field. Leaders will propose projects for funding by the group, with each executive controlling an equal share of a $250,000 fund.

In creating the Investment Marketplace and the rest of the program’s online services, we chose to work with innovation management leaders Brightidea to develop a custom platform for our executives. On their blog, Brightidea discusses their work with National Arts Strategies in developing The Chief Executive Program’s Online Services to provide a new mechanism for grantmaking. Read the post, “National Arts Strategies Re-imagines Project Funding with Brightidea” »

 

New Program on Service Design

How does your approach to the experience you create for your audience fuel or foil your mission, your artistic objectives, and your financial opportunities? How do you integrate service and experience design into the core strategic vision of your organization?

National Arts Strategies has partnered with Spain’s IESE Business School to develop Arts and Cultural Management: From Service Design to Success, a new program for senior-level leaders to explore experience design and customer service as strategic questions. This three-day program, to be held at IESE’s New York City facility, will equip cultural leaders with the tools to address experience design as a means of achieving sustainability.

Learn more about this exciting new program and the application process »

 

Creative Alliances Deadline December 17

This time of year focus is often in short supply. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to attend the NAS Creative Alliances seminar in Miami with an Organization Fellowship. Be sure to get your team together and submit your application before the December 17 deadline. Apply now »

In a time when everyone is talking about collaboration, you need to be sure that you’re partnering with the right organizations for the right reasons – not just jumping on the bandwagon. The NAS Creative Alliances seminar will challenge your team to think more strategically about the alliances you seek and maintain – no matter what their form and scope.

You and your team will spend two days working with two outstanding professors, Walter Powell of Stanford University and Jeanette Colyvas of Northwestern University. They will guide your team through class discussions and team exercises that will help you identify ways to better leverage your networking abilities and set the stage for more productive collaborations with other organizations. By the end of the seminar you’ll have a better idea of when and how to develop alliances that are mutually beneficial and advance your organization’s vision within your own community.

All participating teams will attend with an Organization Fellowship covering the cost of tuition for a team of up to six. Participants from outside the Miami metropolitan area will also be eligible to receive travel support to help with the costs of travel and lodging. Fellowships will be awarded based on a simple application process.

Apply now »

 

Creative Alliances first seminar presented with Organization Fellowship in 2011

NAS will kick off 2011 with its Creative Alliances seminar in Miami, February 25-26. This two-day working session is your opportunity to bring your team together to think more strategically about the alliances you seek and maintain. You and your team will gain practical tools that enable you to determine when and how to develop, maintain, and maximize productive collaborations. (more…)