What we do


Our Progress

NAS builds and supports a diverse community of cultural leaders who drive inspiring change for the future. Our interlocking suite of programs support leaders from a variety of backgrounds throughout their careers whether they lead or work with an organization or independently. The following briefly explains our theory of change.

Our Beliefs







Our Programs

which help us achieve

Our Goals

Creating a more diverse pipeline of leadership

Building skills in the area of driving change

Give leaders a clearer sense of where they fit in the broader ecosystem

Address isolation and fractured conversations



Case Stories

“At this point in my life there are very few things that I view as having been transformational, and the Chief Executive Program makes my list. It exceeded all of my expectations in every way.”

George Sparks,
President & CEO, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

“Still glowing over how my life has changed for the better since I became a National Arts Strategies’ Creative Community Fellow.”

Sadiqua Iman Crutcher,
Founder, Sister Stories

“I couldn't be more grateful for this opportunity and experience. I got everything I wanted and needed to take the next steps in my career, and I finally feel confident in my abilities.”

Katherine Heilman,
Development & Marketing Manager,
Norris Square Neighborhood Project