Getty Leadership Institute – Executive Education for Museum Leaders

The Getty Leadership Institute is now accepting applications for 2019 programs. GLI is celebrating 40 years of empowering museum leaders to advance their institutions and the field. GLI blended-learning programs are academically rigorous and examine current topics in the museum field. Join a dynamic network of over 1800 alumni in 40 countries globally. Applications due in January 2019.

Online: March 4-9, 2019
Residency: March 25-March 30, 2019

NextGen 2019 is a leadership program for the mid-level museum managers. The program blends one week of online learning and one week of residency in a collegial environment at CGU. The curriculum is intensive, while also offering time for self-reflection and practical application of materials and concepts. Modules examine design thinking, strategy, diversity and inclusion, leading high performing teams, audience engagement, and leadership assessment and development.

GLI 2019
Online: May 6-18, 2019
Residency in Claremont, California: June 7-22, 2019

GLI 2019 is for CEOs, Directors, COOs, and senior-level executives who influence policy, effect change, and are in the first two to seven years of their position. Program participants take four weeks of courses over two months that emphasize leadership assessment and development, strategic planning, organizational culture, diversity and inclusion, thought leadership, and change management. In addition, participants are supported by peer mentors, one-on-one faculty meetings, and coaching sessions.

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Master’s in Arts Management in NYC – for Active Performing Artists

The New School’s MA in Arts Management & Entrepreneurship is designed for active performing artists seeking the business skills, strategies & inspiration to drive new careers in arts management and entrepreneurship.

Discover the first master’s program that prepares active performing artists for 21st-century entrepreneurship.

In the two-year Master’s in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship at The New School in NYC, you have the opportunity to:

  • Develop and execute projects designed to further your personal career goals.
  • Investigate business models and practices of organizations in the cultural and creative industries.
  • Respond to the political, social, technological, and economic issues that impact arts and culture enterprises.
  • Learn from pioneering nonprofit and management practitioners who provide real-world insights and inspiration.

This is a program specifically designed for practicing performing artists. You are not just encouraged but required to maintain your artistic practice while you are developing your enterprise skills and knowledge.

To facilitate this, you will have the opportunity to take courses, pitch projects, and potentially perform with students and faculty from Mannes School of Music, the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, and the School of Drama in our College of Performing Arts, as well as students and faculty across the rest of The New School. You can also receive credit for artistic work done outside of the university, like playing gigs with a band.

Let New York City be your inspiration, laboratory, and classroom. Studying on our campus in Greenwich Village, you are a short walk away from some of the best live venues, theaters, and music clubs in the city. And with New York home to world-class arts organizations, cultural institutions, and festivals, you can secure real-world industry experience and establish lasting professional relationships.

Nonfiction: Does Our Cultural Obsession With Safety Spell the Downfall of Democracy?

Two new books — “The Splintering of the American Mind,” by William Egginton, and “The Coddling of the American Mind,” by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt — warn of the threat to the country’s political and social well-being by a fractured generation convinced of its fragility.

Case Study: Promoting Awareness for Arts Events With Mobile Technology

How Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Arlington’s mobile app became the #1 way their audiences learned about events.

Every arts organization faces the challenge of communicating with potential audience members in a timely and effective manner. You need to get the right message to the right patrons at the right time.

In 2016, Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Arlington launched their mobile app as a tool to foster timely and effective communications with concertgoers. By the end of its first season in use, the Levitt Arlington mobile app had acquired 3,500 downloads with 66% of app users opting-in to receive notifications. By the end of 2017, concertgoers identified the Levitt Arlington mobile app as the #1 way they learned about concerts.

How did they do it? Read the free case study –

Case Study: Live Streaming Program Notes in the Concert Experience

As we all find ways to merge technology into our daily lives, learn how The Philadelphia Orchestra integrated a mobile app into their concerts to enhance the audience experience.

The concert hall is a space for arts patrons to experience the power of live performance. So, why would the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra encourage audiences to use a mobile app during their concerts?

This new case study reveals the origin story for LiveNote®, an interactive performance guide for mobile devices.

  • What prompted The Philadelphia Orchestra to pursue live streaming program notes to patrons during performances?
  • What did they hope to achieve by creating LiveNote?
  • What challenges did they face along the way?
  • How did audiences respond to LiveNote?

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Teaching Artist Symposium: Building Your Toolkit

Learn about opportunities to engage communities outside the K-12 classroom. This symposium will feature a keynote by Eric Booth and a full day of programming focused on restorative justice, inclusion, creative aging, and municipal government.

Sponsored in partnership by the Division of Continuing Studies at The University of the Arts and Mural Arts Philadelphia. Support for Building Your Tool Kit: A Teaching Artist Symposium has been provided by the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, plus in-kind support from Yards Brewing Co. and Blick Art Materials. This symposium is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Teaching artists bring their creative knowledge to K–12 classrooms, but there are many new opportunities for artists to engage communities that are outside of the traditional classroom. This symposium will introduce practitioners to experts in the fields of restorative justice, inclusion, creative aging, and even municipal government.

Reconsider how your artistic practice can be transferred into these new learning settings. We will showcase practical tools and skills to support your development in these areas. 

Take Creative Expertise to the Next Level with Classes in Finance, Marketing + Leadership

Northwestern University’s MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program develops leaders in business, innovation, and entrepreneurship across Entertainment, Media and the Arts. Earn your Master’s in One Year.

Our one-year cohort program fosters direct engagement with thought leaders shaping today's creative sectors in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and other major cultural hubs. The MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises (MSLCE) prioritizes innovative and connective professional development, providing entrepreneurial thinkers with the tools to understand and shape their future in the creative industries. Bring new ideas to your field, solve problems and lead productive teams.

The MSLCE program brings together rising leaders with experiences and professional interests spanning performing and visual arts administration, film and television production, development, and distribution, music production and management, entrepreneurship and technology, and more.

Get Connected 

  • Industry Immersion Experiences
  • Speaker Series with Creative Industry Leaders
  • Summer Internship or Applied Project Component
  • Professional Skills Workshops
  • Engagement with Northwestern Alumni Network

Be Innovative 

  • Utilize coursework in marketing, finance, economics, law and big data to formulate forward-thinking business solutions
  • Source ideas, sell concepts and build new ventures
  • Learn to be nimble and effective through team leadership and project management skills
  • Experience how best practices learned in the classroom apply to real-world settings

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  • Earn your master’s degree in one year full-time
  • Begin the program in September or January
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment options

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2018 admission.

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Arts and Culture Network International Seminars

Join us for an intensive 3 day seminar in the heart of New York City studying and exploring the best practices specific to arts and culture for marketing and management.

Do you want to learn how to be a better manager/marketer of arts and culture organizations?

Do you want to learn in a hands-on, fast-paced, discussion-oriented environment with peers?

Do you want to switch from the corporate world to the non-profit cultural world or accelerate your arts administration career?

Do you need guidance with creating a customized marketing and management plan for your project in the arts and culture sector?

Join us for an intensive 3 day seminar in the heart of New York City studying and exploring the best practices specific to arts and culture for marketing and management. With expert insights on achieving positive results, you will learn specialized skills that will directly benefit you and your organization. Featuring a mix of lecture, discussion, group work and field experiences, participants are constantly engaged in personalized learning.

The seminar is led by Clint White, President of Arts and Culture Network who has been recognized as Crain's New York Business Top Entrepreneur. Clint has served as an advisor to the White House Office of Public Engagement during the Obama Administration and recently was presented a Leadership Award for driving social change through media at the United Nations. For over a decade he has taught extensively at New York University, The New School and Sotheby's Institute.

You will leave the seminar with a structural framework that will help you apply effective, efficient management and marketing strategies at contemporary global cultural organizations and businesses. Successful participants receive a Certificate of Completion from the Arts and Culture Network International Seminars.

Register Now and save $500

Seminar Dates: June 1-3, September 14-16, October 19-21, and November 16-18.

Custom Seminars are available on request.