An eight month online and in-person Ivy League certification designed to advance your career in arts and culture.

We’ve partnered with the University of Pennsylvania to build an actionable, skills-based curriculum at a uniquely affordable price. You will take courses in strategy, fundraising, financial management, governance, marketing and more, and build your professional network, forming lasting relationships with a diverse community of arts professionals around the world. You’ll learn online at your own pace and come together for two short in-person gatherings to take your learning to the next level. This unique program is designed to give you expert industry knowledge, flexible scheduling, a powerful professional network and an Ivy League credential, all built to help you lead with confidence.

Program Schedule


Early Decision Application Deadline: August 12, 2018

Application Deadline: October 14, 2018

Online Orientation: December 3-16, 2018

Online Learning: January – August 2019

Opening Convening: March 2019
University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

Closing Convening: September 2019
University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA


Who Should Apply

You are:

  • An early to mid-career professional (at least 3 years of experience) in the arts and culture sector
  • Or, seeking to enter the sector (with a minimum of 3 years work experience)
  • Curious, open and driven
  • Searching for tools and frameworks to help you navigate and move forward in your career

No prerequisites in education or otherwise are required. All interested applicants looking to advance their career in the arts are invited to apply.


Program Cost

The fee for this eight-month program is $5,950.

A limited number of scholarships for half price tuition are available based on need and merit. You must apply by the early decision deadline of August 12, 2018.


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