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News + Updates: The Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy

Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy: Headed to The University of Pennsylvania

Spring has arrived early this year at NAS, with many exciting events and announcements coming this March. To kick of this exciting month, the 2016 Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy cohort will come together for the first time in-person at the University of Pennsylvania this March 2-5.

Participants have been learning together online since the program began this January and will now have the opportunity to meet the teaching team and each other in-person at this event. During their time together, participants will join in interactive sessions on leadership styles, program design & innovation, negotiation and decision-making. Sessions will be led by Clinical Professor of Design and Innovation, Southern Methodist University, Gray Garmon and University of Pennsylvania faculty including, Senior Fellow, Center for Leadership and Change Management, The Wharton School, Meredith Myers Ph.D. and Professor of Social Policy, Faculty Director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy and Founder and Faculty Director of the Center for Social Impact Strategy, Peter Frumkin Ph.D.

Friday, March 4 we will be joined by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s President, Maud Lyon and Vice President of Marketing & Communications, John McInerney, to engage in a conversation about Future: Forward, a new initiative, to use strategic foresight in thinking about how their members and the sector can prepare for the future in the next ten years and beyond. On Saturday, March 5 the participants will head to Eastern State Penitentiary where they will take a tour inside the historic organization’s world and later apply their learning to their work in the program.

We can’t wait for this first gathering! You can follow the conversation on Twitter at #ExecProgramArts.

 

 

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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Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy: Applications Open

At NAS, we have worked with leaders in all stages of their careers. It is what we do. We are connectors, supporters, partners and advancers. We know that being a leader in the arts and culture field takes grit, confidence and the ability to find new possibilities around every corner.

With the University of Pennsylvania as our collaborator, we’ve developed the Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy. This eight-month online and in-person cultural leadership program was designed for early to mid-career professionals in the arts and culture sector. Courses are flexible and tailored to the field, focusing on the expertise we know is necessary to get ahead in this field. The rigorous course content combines ivy-league curriculum and the industry knowledge of NAS. Participants will leave the program with the ability to think strategically, manage people and money, work well with a board of directors and create maximum value around mission. Participants will gain an understanding of organizational behavior and have confidence in their leadership style.

The cost commitment and amount of time in the classroom makes traditional degree programs out of reach for too many. The Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy is less than a year in length, allows for coursework to be completed when it works best for the individual and costs a total of only $4,950.

Applications for this program are now open through November 16, 2015. Apply today or share this opportunity with your colleagues, employees and those in your network.
 

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The Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy: Final Convening

It’s hard to believe it is already August. The weather is heating up and summer is slowly coming to an end. It’s an exciting time at NAS! We begin this last month of summer at the University of Pennsylvania for the final convening of the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy. During August 12-15, the cohort comes together for a final time.

Participants have been learning together online and in-person over the past eight months. During this final convening, participants will present their final project portfolios and participate in interactive sessions on leadership styles, negotiation and managerial decision-making. Sessions will be led by University of Pennsylvania professors including, Assistant Instructor, Applied Positive Psychology, Reb Rebele; Associate Professor at the Wharton School, Joe Simmons; and Professor of Social Policy, Faculty Director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy and Founder and Faculty Director of the Center for Social Impact Strategy, Peter Frumkin.

On Thursday, August 13, participants will head to Eastern State Penitentiary where they will participate in a live case study on the alignment and challenges in programming, planning and governance. Sean Kelley, Senior Vice President & Director of Interpretation and Public Programming and John McInerney, Board Member and Vice President of Marketing & Communications of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance will lead participants in this discussion and take the group inside the world of this historic organization.

As part of the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy teaching team, NAS’ Pearl Bickersteth, Gail Crider, Fielding Grasty and Sunny Widmann will attend the convening.

This is the culmination of months of hard work and a look into what’s next for the participants in the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy. We can’t wait for this final gathering! You can follow along during the program on Twitter at #ExecProgramArts.

We are proud of the thirty leaders completing this program and know that their hard work and dedication will benefit the field at large.

 

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The Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy will be presented again in 2016. Applications for the next cohort open later this year. To learn more about this opportunity contact Pearl Bickersteth.

 

The Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy Journey Continues

Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy Participants on the University of Pennsylvania campus during the March 2015 convening

Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy Participants on the University of Pennsylvania campus during the March 2015 convening

The next phase of the journey for participants in our Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy has started! Participants have finished the core courses in the program: Arts & Culture Strategy and Arts & Culture Finance. Last week, they ventured on their custom paths, taking part in three electives over the next few months.

Electives in the program include Strategic Marketing, Fundraising, Social Media Strategies, Impact Management, Nonprofit Governance in Practice and Community & Collaboration. The elective courses are taught by leading professors and practitioners in the field, such as urban planning and comprehensive community revitalization expert Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson and Dr. Sherrie A. Madia, Executive Director of Communications, External Affairs at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, among others. They feature case studies from cultural institutions such as NOCCA and the 11th Street Bridge Park and grapple with the relevant issues of organizations such as The Denver Zoo.

Following the electives, participants will convene for a final time at the University of Pennsylvania in August. While in Philadelphia, participants will put the skills they’ve gained over the year to the test, hone their leadership skills and share their final program portfolios with their colleagues.

Participants in the program are leaders in arts and culture organizations all over the world. Learn more about members of the cohort »

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Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy Participants are in Philadelphia

Hailing from around the world, the participants in the Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy, gather in-person for the first time on the University of Pennsylvania campus, today! The twenty-nine participants of the inaugural class will spend the next four days working together to explore their authentic leadership style, tackle their biggest questions about leadership and management and use human-centered design to frame problems creatively and effectively.

The Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy is a hybrid of in-person and online learning. Participants have been working together online since January and just finished their first online course in the program. The level of engagement and discourse was incredible. We are excited to now gather everyone in the same room to help them connect around a curriculum that will allow for the interrogation of building programs and designing experiences.

Get ready for an exciting and engaging conversation this week and follow along on Twitter using #ExecProgramArts.

 

 

The Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy is a partnership between NAS and University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2).

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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.

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