Our Progress

OUR MISSION

We build and support a diverse community of arts and culture leaders who drive inspiring change for the future.

FUELS

Our Design Principles

EQUITABLE ACCESS

If we don’t work to dismantle inequity, we become complicit in it. That’s why we design our programs to be accessible to all, actively engage partners and participants in marginalized communities, and bring equity work into all of our programs. 

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS

Tough dialogue is an essential part of meaningful change, and the force that drives action. We offer visionary leaders of today and tomorrow the tools and support to have the important and sometimes challenging discussions that enable more potent strategic decisions.

INTELLECTUAL RIGOR

With new strategies and skills, leaders can more effectively challenge existing processes and methods. We develop and deliver programming in partnership with leading thinkers and academics, chosen for their relevance, rigor and reputation.

BREAKING BOUNDARIES

Bringing together unlike leaders from a diverse range of disciplines, geographies and roles yields powerful results: wide-ranging networks and unexpected partnerships that spark transformative change.

STRATEGIC DISRUPTION

In times of social, political, and economic uncertainty, there is greater opportunity for change. We give leaders the tools, support, and space to critically reimagine their business models, impact, and roles in their communities.

WHICH INFORM

Our Programs

For Entrepreneurs

For Those Mid-Career

For CEOs

UK Creative Community Fellows

NAS Coaching

NAS Leadership Coaching

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Creative Community Fellows: New England

NAS Coaching

The Chief Executive Program

NAS Coaching

Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy

NAS Coaching

Change Network | North Dakota

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Change Network | South Dakota

NAS Coaching

Leading Large Scale Social Change in Arts & Culture

NAS Coaching

Inspiring & Motivating Arts & Culture Teams

NAS Coaching

Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders

Leadership Training Program for Senior Arts and Culture Executives

NAS Coaching

Leading Innovation in Arts & Culture

AND HELP US ACHIEVE

Our Goals

Give leaders frames to redefine a broader and more inclusive ecosystem

Build leaders’ skills in the area of driving change

Address leaders’ isolation at intervals and over time create confidential, challenging and nurturing spaces

Create and support a more diverse pipeline of leadership

WHICH LEADS TO

Our Impact

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alumni gained a fresh perspective on their challenges

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alumni were able to unlock change in their organizations or communities

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alumni made meaningful connections with other leaders

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alumni report more diverse networks

Impact Stories

Shahina Johnson

Creative Studios

“Being taken out of your comfort zone and looking at decisions that made your organization vulnerable was tough. But the Chief Executive Program’s lessons helped me build skills that create even more value for our community and the support of my incredible cohort helped me share a vision more effectively with both partners and my team.”

Guy Yedwab

LEAGUE OF INDEPENDENT THEATERS

“My ability to lead and manage strategically is now night and day to what is was before I entered the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy.”

Shirley Sneve

VISION MAKER MEDIA

“Getting to meet leaders from my industry and having access to them when I have a question has had a huge impact on my work. However, one of my best friends from the program is a woman who runs an aquarium in North Carolina. We’ve learned so much from each other.”

Katy Clark

BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC

“I found it useful to talk to people who run organizations of different sizes. Leadership positions can be quite isolating. There was a trusting environment in the program which allowed you show up in ways you simply can’t in other places. It was liberating to talk leader-to-leader.”

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