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 an eight-month online and in-person certificate program designed with this in mind.

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This program gives you the boost you are looking for with a comprehensive curriculum from an Ivy League university, grounded in real-world experience, at an affordable price.

University of Pennsylvania faculty, the NAS team and some of the best and brightest leaders working in the field come together to give you tested tools, frameworks and expert industry knowledge to help you develop your understanding of the business side of the arts and culture sector.

You will build your professional networks and form lasting relationships with a diverse community of arts leaders around the world. As a cohort, you will reinforce each other’s personal and professional growth. Together, you will learn to lead with confidence.


Selection Criteria

The Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy is intended for early to mid-career professionals in the arts and culture sector, as well as those seeking to enter the sector. We are looking for curious, open and driven individuals who are searching for the tools and frameworks to help them navigate and move forward in their careers.

We seek to build a diverse cohort from all artistic disciplines and geographic locations. The objectives of our admissions process are to craft a community of learners and ensure that there is a fit between your personal and professional objectives and what the program has to offer.



Opening convening: March 2017
University of Pennsylvania

Online learning: January – August 2017

Closing convening: August 2017
University of Pennsylvania




The fee for this eight-month program is only $4,950.

Reduced fees are offered for organizations who want to send teams (2+ people) to participate.