Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy


Lead with Confidence

A six 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 School of Social Policy & Practice to build an actionable, skills-based curriculum at a uniquely affordable price. Gain access to the world’s leading business minds and learn proven methods in strategy, fundraising, financial management, governance, and marketing online and at your own pace. Come together for an in-person convening to transfer knowledge, learn alongside one another and expand your network with a global community of diverse arts professionals, forming lasting relationships that provide opportunities for support and career advancement.


You’ll receive…

an Ivy League certificate through our partnership with the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, an internationally renowned academic institution.

You’ll gain…

concrete skills you can immediately apply to your work. Implement tools in real-time to positively impact your organization the right way.

You’ll join…

an international cohort of arts leaders, growing your network and building a community of support with whom you can connect and collaborate.

You’ll learn…

at your own pace. Courses are designed to be flexible around your busy life. Most students report spending an average of 4-6 hours per week on coursework.

This unique program is designed to give you expert industry knowledge, flexible scheduling, a powerful professional network and an Ivy League credential that will help you reshape the cultural landscape.

2021 Schedule


  • Early Application Deadline: November 29, 2020

  • Open Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

  • Online Orientation: February 2021

  • Online Learning: March – July 2021

  • Closing Convening: August 2021
    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

Tuition for the six-month Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy is $4,450 and covers all materials required to successfully complete the program. Students are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs for the in-person convening in Philadelphia.


Payment plans are available and will be assessed an administrative and financing fee.


A limited number of half-price and quarter-price scholarships are available, to be awarded by the need and impact to the applicant’s career. In order to be considered for a program scholarship you must apply by the Early Application Deadline of November 29, 2020.

Informational Webinar

Want to learn more about the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy? Sign up for our webinar on November 23 at 1:00pm EST, where we’ll provide an overview of your six month program journey, exploring the online curriculum, the closing convening at the University of Pennsylvania, and more!


Sign up for the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy Webinar