Rozsa Arts Management Program

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Rozsa Arts Management Program

The Rozsa Arts Management Program (RAMP) is a cohort-based online learning program for 2021/22 that provides practical customized content taught by faculty from Haskayne School of Business, Executive Education at the University of Calgary, and Alberta arts and non-profit professionals.

It is designed to benefit mid to senior level arts professionals (three plus years of experience) from all arts disciplines and roles including (but not limited to): program administrators, project coordinators, general managers, artistic directors/producers, arts business owners, and board members.

The next session begins in September 2021.

The Rozsa Foundation values equity, diversity and inclusion in our programs. We welcome and encourage applications for the Rozsa Arts Management Program (RAMP) from arts professionals who identify as Indigenous, Black, people of colour, new Canadians, Deaf persons, persons with disabilities, persons living with mental illness, and 2SLGBTQQIA+.

Participants will learn to:

  • Practice integrative thinking: analyzing, synthesizing, and incorporating innovation and risk.
  • Apply strategic thinking for tangible projects that align with organizational strategic plans and create value for the organization.
  • Examine arts management practices within the current realities facing the arts.
  • Practice leadership in a valued-lead and ethical way.

A critical success measure for the Rozsa Arts Management Program is ensuring that what is learned is applied to real, relevant, and timely business issues and opportunities. Capstone Projects are designed to provide an opportunity for participants to practically apply program content, assess knowledge gained and drive action through critical thinking and effective communication. Capstone Projects also produce a tangible outcome for participants and their organization.

This fully online program incorporates:

  • Ten three-hour sessions of synchronous, real-time learning led by Haskayne faculty and practicing Alberta arts and non-profit leaders.
  • Up to 20 hours of self-directed learning (one to three hours of pre-work for each live session).
  • Up to 25 hours of Capstone Project development.
  • Two Capstone Project guidance sessions and two Capstone Project mentoring clinics.
  • Two Capstone Project presentations: one to the RAMP cohort and faculty and one to your organization’s board (or equivalent).
  • Cohort networking available at the beginning of each session.

The 10 sessions occur on Thursdays from 9:30am to 12:20pm and, along with additional presentation dates, begin September 30 and run through April 7, 2021.

The Rozsa Foundation requires a financial investment from individuals or the organizations they work with to secure a spot in the program. Tuition ranges from $200 for individuals to $1,500 for employees of organizations with an operating but of more than $900K, with various levels in between based on an organization’s operating budget.

Application Deadline: August 13, 2021

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