This 1-year program serves an international group of 50 outstanding CEOs whose organizations work closely with communities on creative placemaking initiatives. Throughout the program, NAS helps leaders work individually and in groups to broaden their thinking about their environments and how to lead change. We support their efforts to bring new ideas to their organizations and communities. By the end of the experience, participants will have the ideas, tools and connections to collectively strengthen the cultural sector. They will join their colleagues from the first and second cohorts of The Chief Executive Program as a network of leaders and organizations positioned to introduce field-level change. Learn more »
The Summit at Sundance
November 1-4, 2015 | Sundance, Utah
The Chief Executive Program: Community and Culture participants will gather for the thrid and final time to start building their action plans for the future as a community of Fellows. At Sundance they will build on all the ideas they have explored, all the conversations with colleagues, all the progress they have made in their organizations and any collaborations with fellow executives. Leaders will come together to ask, “What is possible?” and generate ideas for moving forward against the challenges they now see as most pressing for the field.
Around the world there are artists, activists, community organizers, administrators and entrepreneurs working as change-makers in their communities – using arts and culture as vehicles to drive physical and social transformations. We've built the Creative Community Fellows program for cultural entrepreneurs working in this space. We give them tools, training and access to a community of support. This combination will fuel their visions for community change, sparking new ideas and helping propel them into action. Learn more »
NAS works with funders to create custom leadership programs for states and large cities; with service organizations to create custom programs for their memberships; and with large cultural institutions to create custom programs for an institution. These programs leverage NAS team seminars, faculty, facilitation and consulting resources and our expertise in the design and delivery of learning-based organizational improvement programs. Learn more »
There are no custom programs scheduled at this time.