Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy
The Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy is a premier opportunity for professionals working in the arts and culture sector to learn valuable skills in strategy, fundraising, financial management, governance, and marketing while forging meaningful connections with a diverse cohort of leaders – all at a uniquely affordable price.
Since 2015, NAS has partnered with the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice to implement an actionable, skills-based curriculum taught by the world’s leading business minds. Through the program’s blended learning environment, participants can learn online and at their own pace while forming lasting relationships that provide opportunities for support and career advancement during live online sessions and an in-person convening at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy is designed to equip you with expert industry knowledge on a flexible schedule, a powerful professional network including opportunities to network and collaborate with nearly 1,000 alumni through the NAS Community Hub, and an Ivy League credential that will help you reshape the cultural landscape.
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- Early Decision Deadline: September 18, 2022
- Application Deadline: October 16, 2022
- Online Orientation: December 2, 2022
- Online Learning: January – July 2023
- In-Person Convening: March 8-10, 2023
Meet and learn alongside your cohort at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.
- Closing Convening: August 2023
One-and-a-half day virtual convening. Dates TBA.
Attendance at convenings is mandatory in order to complete the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy.
Who Should Apply
- 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. The Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy strives to be accessible to leaders at all stages of their careers. All professionals interested in advancing their careers in the arts and cultural field are invited to apply.
Full tuition for the eight-month Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy is $5,950 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.
Apply by the September 18, 2022 early decision deadline for a $500 discount and the chance to apply for a limited number of 25% and 50% scholarships!
Note: NAS does not issue 1098-T forms
Sign up for our next information session, where we’ll walk through your eight-month journey with in-depth looks at our online curriculum, in-person convening at the University of Pennsylvania in March 2023, scholarships, program faculty, and more.
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