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Twenty-five Arts and Culture Entrepreneurs Selected for 2021 UK Creative Community Fellows

13th Jul 2021

Derby Museums and NAS are proud to introduce the 25 creative entrepreneurs selected to the…

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18 Change Makers Selected to South Dakota Change Network

09th Sep 2020

Martin, SD – SDSU Extension is excited to announce the 2020-2021 cohort of South Dakota Change…

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North Dakota Change Network Selects 19 to Newest Cohort

09th Sep 2020

Minot, ND – Strengthen ND is excited to announce the 2020-2021 cohort of North Dakota Change…

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25 Arts & Culture Entrepreneurs Selected for UK Creative Community Fellows

23rd Jul 2020

Derby Museums and NAS are excited to announce the 2020 cohort of UK Creative Community…

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NAS Introduces the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy Class of 2020

21st Feb 2020

NAS proudly announces the 76 arts leaders accepted into the 2020 Executive Program in Arts…

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NAS Announces Leadership Coaching Training Program Cohort

30th Oct 2019

Selected for their rich experience in the arts and culture sector and desire to support meaningful change, these leaders will spend the next year training to become coaches who will strengthen their disciplines, communities and the field as a whole.

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South Dakota Change Network announces 17 changemakers selected to newest cohort

20th Sep 2019

Brookings, SD – SDSU Extension is pleased to announce the 17 South Dakotans selected to…

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North Dakota Change Network announces 17 participants selected to newest cohort

20th Sep 2019

Minot, ND – Strengthen ND is pleased to announce the 17 North Dakotans selected to…

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NAS Welcomes New Creative Community Fellows Cohort

09th Sep 2019

Alexandria, VA – NAS proudly introduces the 25 talented change makers of Creative Community Fellows’…

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Derby Museums develops international partnership for a new generation of collaborative leaders

29th Aug 2019

Derby Museums has been successful in securing funding and support from Arts Council England and…

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NAS Announces Chief Executive Program Cohort

25th Jul 2019

NAS is pleased to announce the exceptional leaders selected to its fifth class of the Chief Executive Program. At a time when many arts and culture executives feel increasingly isolated and under-supported, the Chief Executive Program connects an international cohort of CEOs to explore leadership and strengthen their efforts to drive change in their organizations, communities and in the cultural field.

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NAS Announces 2019 Creative Community Fellows New England Cohort

13th Jun 2019

NAS proudly introduces the 25 creative change agents of the 2019 Creative Community Fellows New England cohort. From theatrical public art projects in New Hampshire addressing community resilience, stigma and hope around the opioid crisis’s effect on families to encouraging pedestrians in Connecticut to take a...

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Torrie Allen Joins National Arts Strategies’ Board of Directors

28th Mar 2019

Torrie Allen, director of development at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, joins the National Arts Strategies Board of Directors. Allen brings more than 30 years wide-ranging experience in the performing arts including executive and artistic leadership, fundraising, marketing, policy, adjudication and performance.

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NAS Welcomes Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy Class of 2019

26th Dec 2018

National Arts Strategies (NAS) is excited to announce the 101 arts leaders accepted into the 2019 Executive Program…

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Fourteen North Dakotans Selected for Bush Foundation’s Change Network

26th Dec 2018

Strengthen ND is pleased to announce the 14 North Dakotans selected to join the second…

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Twenty South Dakotans Selected for Bush Foundation’s Change Network

26th Dec 2018

SDSU Extension is pleased to announce the 20 South Dakotans selected to join the second…

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NAS Welcomes Creative Community Fellows New England Cohort of 2018

04th Jun 2018

National Arts Strategies would like to extend a warm welcome to the 25 creative change…

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Join the Creative Community Fellows New England network

13th Mar 2018

Creative Community Fellows brings a group of twenty-five creative change makers across New England together,…

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Welcome the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy Class of 2018

15th Nov 2017

National Arts Strategies (NAS) welcomes 95 arts leaders into the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy class of 2018. With a record number of 150 applicants, this year we are welcoming the largest class to date representing 4 countries and 26 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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Creative Community Fellows New England to be piloted in 2018

02nd Nov 2017

National Arts Strategies (NAS) would like to thank the Barr Foundation for their $300,000 grant to support the development of a Creative Community Fellows program for New England that will be piloted in 2018.

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Inaugural Change Network Program launched in North Dakota and South Dakota

15th Jun 2017

National Arts Strategies, in partnership with the Bush Foundation, is pleased to announce the launch of a new program for North Dakotans and South Dakotans who have the desire and potential to make positive changes where they live or work.

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National Arts Strategies one of 89 National Endowment for the Arts Our Town projects selected nationwide

14th Jun 2017

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced 89 awards totaling $6.89 million supporting projects across the nation through the NEA’s Our Town program. National Arts Strategies (NAS) is one of the recommended organizations for a grant of $75,000 to support the Creative Community Fellows program. The NEA received 274 eligible applications for Our Town this year and will make grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000.

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Welcome to the Newest Creative Community Fellows

07th Jun 2017

National Arts Strategies welcomes 24 artists, entrepreneurs, community organizers, city officials, advocates and urban planners…

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Join the Creative Community Fellows network

13th Mar 2017

Applications for Creative Community Fellows are now open. Creative Community Fellows unites a group of twenty-four creative…

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Welcome the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy Class of 2017

16th Feb 2017

For three years, we’ve partnered with the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice to provide a certificate in cultural leadership through the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy. Today, we are honored to announce the class of 2017.

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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Awards NAS and IABD funding for Learning Magnet

20th Sep 2016

We would like to thank the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for their $85,000 grant through its Fund for National Projects to support our partnership with the International Association of Blacks in Dance.

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National Arts Strategies Announces Leaders Chosen to Participate in The Chief Executive Program: Community & Culture

01st Sep 2016

National Arts Strategies is pleased to announce the participation of 50 exceptional leaders in the fourth and final class of The Chief Executive Program. The Chief Executive Program: Community and Culture brings together an international cohort of 50 CEOs who are working to lead change in their organizations, communities and in the cultural field.

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Creative Community House

10th Aug 2016

At 8am on a Wednesday morning in Vermont, our farmhouse kitchen is already bustling with Creative Community Fellows, staff and mentors. There is a group of five sitting at the table talking about how Peter Frumkin challenged them in yesterday’s session on logic models. There are several Fellows spread out on the balcony, discussing the leadership mantras they created with faculty Jessica Solomon.

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Creative Community Fellows Applications Open

31st Mar 2016

Creative Community Fellows brings twenty-five artists, activists, community organizers, administrators and entrepreneurs from around the U.S. together for nine months to learn from each other and from a community of support. We give them tools, training and access to a network. This combination fuels their visions for community change, sparking new ideas and helping propel them into action.

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National Arts Strategies awarded $35,000 from the Knight Foundation Fund of Akron Community Foundation

11th Mar 2016

We are thrilled to share that the National Arts Strategies’ (NAS) Creative Community Fellows program has received $35,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund of Akron Community Foundation, to advance community change and cultural entrepreneurship.

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Introducing the Senior Management Institute

10th Mar 2016

The Senior Management Institute is an eight-month program designed for senior level managers of arts and culture organizations. The Institute provides a cross-disciplinary, supportive yet challenging learning environment to improve management and communication skills and to lead high-performing teams.

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Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy: Headed to The University of Pennsylvania

25th Feb 2016

Spring has arrived early this year at NAS, with many exciting events and announcements coming this March. To kick of this exciting month, the 2016 Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy cohort will come together for the first time in-person at the University of Pennsylvania this March 2-5.

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Leading Innovation in Arts & Culture Now Open for Enrollment

23rd Feb 2016

Leading Innovation in Arts & Culture is back and open for enrollment on Coursera! This course is designed to help those in the arts and culture sector build environments where new management and program ideas are created, shared, evaluated and the best ones are successfully put to work.

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Call for Submissions: A Conversation on Failure

09th Feb 2016

We are undertaking an exploration of a topic that tends to get glossed over in our field… failure. We’re gathering a range of opinions and experiences from inside and outside the field on failure to share widely this March on Field Notes in order to create an archive of experiences and a dialogue on the many forms of failure.

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NAS Awarded $1.5 Million from the Kresge Foundation

04th Feb 2016

The board and staff of NAS are excited to announce that The Kresge Foundation has awarded NAS a multi-year, general operating grant of $1.5 million. Kresge has long been a partner with us, particularly in the broadening of our work in strengthening communities through arts and culture.

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Announcing a New Creative Community Fellows Funding Partner

09th Dec 2015

We would like to thank the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for their $30,000 grant, which will support a cohort of San Jose, California-based Creative Community Fellows.

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Meet the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy Class of 2016

01st Dec 2015

Leadership in the arts and culture sector requires grit, confidence and the ability to find…

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Early Admission Deadline: Applications for the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy are Due Today

16th Nov 2015

Today marks the early admission application deadline for the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy. The quality of applicants thus far has been remarkable and we are looking forward to continuing the review process. We know that your time is valuable and making the decision to invest in your ongoing professional development is not easy.

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November in the Mountains of Utah

15th Nov 2015

This journey began with the final convening of the Chief Executive Program: Community & Culture. Forty-six CEOs who have been learning together for the past fifteen months, gathered for the final time to address some of their most challenging questions at The Summit at Sundance. We built this convening as an ideation summit, an interactive, community-driven process that identifies, clarifies and activates solutions.

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We’ve Got A MOOC For You

15th Oct 2015

Our Arts & Culture Strategy MOOC is back! This online course combines an overview of…

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Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy: Applications Open

29th Sep 2015

With the University of Pennsylvania as our collaborator, we’ve developed the Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy. This eight-month online and in-person cultural leadership program was designed for early to mid-career professionals in the arts and culture sector. Courses are flexible and tailored to the field, focusing on the expertise we know is necessary to get ahead in this field.

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Call for Submissions: A Conversation on Career Plans

11th Sep 2015

How do you craft a career plan? Why is it important to have a career plan? How do you identify your gaps in learning? How do you begin to fill those gaps? We’re exploring all these questions and more in a conversation on Field Notes this October and we want to hear from you! We aim to host a field-wide conversation on how to craft a career plan in order to highlight the range of experiences and bring to light the array of tools that can be helpful to staff, colleagues and ourselves. Send us your submissions and share this call with your network.

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The Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy: Final Convening

05th Aug 2015

It’s hard to believe it is already August. The weather is heating up and summer is slowly coming to an end. It’s an exciting time at NAS! We begin this last month of summer at the University of Pennsylvania for the final convening of the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy. During August 12-15, the cohort comes together for a final time.

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Creative Community House

02nd Jul 2015

On July 20, the twenty-two Fellows in the residential track of Creative Community Fellows come together for a seven-day incubator at a breathtaking estate in Norfolk, CT. This is a core component of the Creative Community Fellows program for those in the residential track. After weeks of online introductions and connections, this is their first time meeting in-person. Fellows will take an in-depth look at the stage of their projects, the goals and the challenges that lie ahead. The House experience serves as a workshop atmosphere, where Fellows have the chance to test their model, improve their ideas and strengthen their projects with the help of diverse community experts.

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We’re Headed to The Americans for the Arts 2015 Annual Convention

11th Jun 2015

On Friday, NAS’ Pearl Bickersteth and Fielding Grasty hit the road and head for Chicago to attend the annual Americans for the Arts Convention taking place this June 12-14.

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NAS & AAMD Partner for Days of Learning

09th Jun 2015

National Arts Strategies partnered with the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) to develop a custom program for their members. The first event, “AAMD Day of Learning” was held before their annual meeting last month in Detroit.

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Welcome to the New Creative Community Fellows!

01st Jun 2015

They hail from around the world. They build arts vocational skills for adults on the autism spectrum. They create card games that change pedestrian behavior and reduce vehicular accidents. They activate community spaces and host pertinent neighborhood discussions. They are the Creative Community Fellows!

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The Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy Journey Continues

26th May 2015

The next phase of the journey for participants in our Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy has started! Participants have finished the core courses in the program: Arts & Culture Strategy and Arts & Culture Finance. Last week, they ventured on their custom paths, taking part in three electives over the next few months.

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The Chief Executive Program: Community and Culture at the University of Michigan

21st May 2015

May began with a bang! We spent the first week of the month surrounded by the incredible leaders in The Chief Executive Program: Community & Culture at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Participants worked with faculty in both the Ross School of Business and the Taubman College of Architecture of Urban Planning, diving into collaboration, building negotiation skills, internal and external leadership and creating an environment for innovation.

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NAS has a new look

04th May 2015

National Arts Strategies has updated our logo and website design. We think these cosmetic changes…

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Creative Community Success on RocketHub

24th Apr 2015

The Creative Community Fellows have raised over $30,000 for their projects on RocketHub. Pride is an understatement of how we feel making this announcement.

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