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

We’ve partnered with the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice to build an actionable, skills-based curriculum at a uniquely affordable price. You will take online courses – at your own pace – in strategy, fundraising, financial management, marketing and more, and attend two short in-person gatherings to further build long-term connections with a diverse community of arts professionals around the world. Through the Executive Program, you’ll gain expert industry knowledge, a powerful professional network, and an Ivy League credential, all built to help you take your career in arts and culture strategy to the next level.

Program Schedule


Extended Application Deadline: October 17, 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 in the arts and culture sector or are seeking to enter the sector, with at least 3 years of professional experience
  • Curious, open and driven
  • Searching for tools and frameworks to help you navigate and move forward in your career

There are no educational prerequisites for this program.

Program Cost

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

  • Reduced fees are offered for organizations with 2 or more team members enrolled.
  • The initial deposit required to enroll is $500, and payment plans are available.

What Our Alumni Have to Say

We’re proud that our Executive Program alumni have used the knowledge and skills they've gained in the program to become leaders in the world of arts and culture strategy.