Rozsa Admin Fundamentals Training

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Rozsa Admin Fundamentals Training

An introduction to the fundamentals of arts management. Learn what it means to work in a not-for-profit arts organization with our weekend-long, Rozsa Admin Fundamentals Training (RAFT) program for those who are interested in arts administration or have recently started working in an arts organization.

Who Should Apply: Junior staff of arts organizations with one to three years of work experience.

Deadline to Apply:

  • Calgary: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  • Edmonton: Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Two-days (total of 15 hours): February 23 & 24, 2019, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Location: TBD


Two-days (total of 15 hours):  March 23 & 24, 2019, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Location: TBD

Cost: $100/person


Fundamental skills in arts management provide early career arts professionals (one to three years of experience) an opportunity to learn what it means to work in a non-profit arts organization. Participants will be invited to take part in a fictional case-study story through speaking roles, discussions, role-playing, and a small group presentation. Topics that will be covered include organizational structure, board and staff relations, strategic planning (mission, vision, values, goals, objectives, SWOT analysis, and evaluation), and project planning.


We recognize that there are many paths into arts management. Some may enter the field as a practising artist, a volunteer in an arts organization, or are a passionate supporter of the arts. Wherever you are at, the RAFT program is for those who have recently started working (less than three years) in an arts organization and are looking to build their knowledge and skillset in arts management.

The Rozsa Foundation works hard to identify and address gaps within the arts management sector, and the arts community overall. Our programs are the result of our ongoing research into those gaps, designed to strengthen business acumen and organizational resilience within arts organizations. RAFT is the first program in a suite of arts management programs that the Rozsa Foundation offers.

Learning Outcome Statements

Upon successful completion of the Rozsa Admin Fundamentals Training (RAFT) program, you will be able to:

  • Explain the real-life challenges and opportunities of being a non-profit arts organization.
  • Review a financial statement presented at a non-profit board meeting.
  • Evaluate an organization’s mission, vision, and value statement.
  • Identify the main components that make up a strategic plan.
  • Discuss the importance of doing evaluations.
  • Construct a project plan based on answering the questions who, what, where, when, why, and how much.

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