The development of this program was made possible by the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Fidelity Foundation and The Kresge Foundation.
We believe that our cultural institutions are at a crossroads at which their relevance and even the role of the arts in civil society are being questioned. Cultural leaders are grappling with many complex and intractable questions. How do you take an institution designed in a bygone era and make it relevant today? How do you compete in an increasingly crowded market? What does a thriving financial model look like for a nonprofit cultural organization? In the face of such difficult questions it’s hard to find the time and support to explore the answers. There are exceptional leaders – across the country and abroad – who are working on creative solutions. The challenge is to support these leaders and harness the power of their ideas to create solutions that will reverberate throughout the cultural sector.
The Chief Executive Program is a two-year initiative designed to unleash the collective power of 100 of the top executive leaders in the cultural sector to solve these intractable problems. These leaders will re-imagine what cultural institutions will be and how they can contribute to civil society.
Below is an interactive map of all of The Chief Executive Program participants. If you click, drag and zoom around you will see color-coded pins in the map. Each pin represents a participant. Its color denotes the participant’s discipline group. Click on a pin to see the participant’s name and organization.
The complex issues involved in leading a cultural nonprofit today can challenge even the most skilled management team. Using our first-hand experience in the arts and working with faculty from leading business and graduate schools, we deliver executive-level programs that help you find new opportunities, manage your resources and lead your organization toward its mission.