Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy


Lead with Confidence

An eight 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, marketing online and at your own pace. Come together for two in-person gatherings to transfer knowledge, learn alongside one another and expand your network with a global community of diverse arts professionals and expand your network with lasting relationships that provide opportunities for support and career advancement.


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.

2019 Schedule


  • Early Decision Application Deadline: August 12, 2018
  • Application Deadline: October 14, 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 (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

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


A limited number of scholarships for half price tuition are available based on need and merit. You must apply by the early decision deadline to be considered. We will post more information about scholarships when applications open later this year.


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.