Cultural Leadership Online 2022

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Cultural Leadership Online 2022

This experiential learning opportunity supports future-focused leaders as they navigate shifting contexts and undertake transformational change at the level of system, organization, and self. Grounded in the teachings of Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing, and the vital role of art and artists in society, Cultural Leadership – Online brings together a community of change agents and community builders that reflect a diversity and intersectionality of lived experiences and leadership practices. Through this online program and in an extended community of inquiry, practice, and care, participants will approach leadership as a collective capacity and explore how to imagine and facilitate resilient new models.

What does the program offer?

Participants of Cultural Leadership – Online will:

  • Engage in faculty mentoring, peer-to-peer working groups, and critical self-reflection to examine the relationship of self to system and learn to respond to an evolving cultural context.
  • Develop deep listening skills and an appreciation of Indigenous wise practices.
  • Design governance and business models that are equitable and sustainable.
  • Cultivate the ability to navigate uncertainty, embrace paradox, and make wiser, more responsible decisions.
  • Debate and challenge assumptions around the role of cultural leaders and institutions in our ecology.
  • Learn how to form and sustain values-based partnerships and alliances.
  • Build the capacity to articulate vision, measure the intangible, and inspire through authentic storytelling.
  • Explore the power of place, the digital moment, and a hybrid future for the arts.
  • A core ensemble of facilitators (including the program director) will be with participants throughout the program as learning coaches. In addition, for each session and topic area, participants will be joined by guest lecturers and faculty, domain experts, experiential educators, and artists from across disciplines, sectors, and the world.

Who should apply?

This program is designed for those with active leadership roles in Canada’s cultural sector, working nationally or internationally for Canadian institutions, entities, or independently. We welcome artists, administrators, policymakers, education and engagement specialists, creative producers, and community-based cultural workers to apply. Our cohorts are outspoken, active, and recognized advocates within their respective artistic or cultural communities who are actively pursuing projects of increasing scale and complexity.

This program is inclusive of and welcomes applications from all gender identities, sexual orientations, race, creed, age, national origins, economic positions, and physical and mental abilities.

Participants will receive 100% scholarship to cover the tuition fees.

Program Dates: January 10 – March 31, 2022
Application Deadline: November 16, 2021

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