Our programs provide access to invaluable academia and opportunities. They mix skillsets and mindsets, broaden perspectives and networks. They remove silos and open doors, pushing boundaries and what’s possible.

Current Offerings

The Chief Executive Program

1 Year | VARIOUS

Spend ten months with NAS and international cohort of 50 artistic and executive leaders. Learn from leading experts and from each other. Gain new perspectives, tools and connections to increase your abilities and impact.


Creative Community Fellows

9 Months | Blended | Online + Vermont

Join cultural trailblazers from across New England and learn to use the power of arts and culture to take your project to the next level, driving transformational change.


Omaha Cultural Leadership Program

18 Months | Omaha, Nebraska

A meaningful partnership with Arts Omaha designed to assist its partner organizations in identifying and addressing critical issues in themselves, their organizations and their communities.

Change Network | North Dakota

One Year | Blended | Online + North Dakota

Change Network North Dakota is a year-long program that will help you build the skills…

Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy

8 Months | Blended: Online + University of Pennsylvania

Gain an Ivy League certificate and top-tier tools to advance your career in the arts through NAS’s partnership with the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice.

Leading Innovation in Arts & Culture

8 Weeks | Online

In this on-demand course from NAS and Vanderbilt University you will learn to build an organizational environment where new management and program ideas are created, shared, evaluated and put to work.


Arts & Culture Strategy

5 Weeks | Online

This on-demand course from NAS and the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice combines an overview of the field and management theory with specific skills and exercises that will help you develop as a leader.


Inspiring & Motivating Arts & Culture Teams

5 weeks | Online

In this on-demand course from NAS and University of Michigan, Ross School of Business you will learn how to diagnose and solve motivation problems so that you can bring out the best in your people.


Change Network | South Dakota

1 Year | Blended: Online + 3 Convenings

Change Network connects individuals who want to make a difference and prepares them to become strong leaders who will see that change through.

Leadership Coaching

2 sessions

Our unique coaching program trains the best in the cultural sector, providing on-going support, a toolkit of methodologies, international accreditation and access to a prestigious alumni network.