Leadership Arts is an innovative nine-month leadership training program that prepares people to serve on nonprofit Boards of Directors and increase their civic engagement in the arts.

Why Leadership Arts?

Leadership Arts educates, inspires and equips you to be an effective community leader and arts advocate. It is the only program of its kind in the region focused on arts & culture. This is your opportunity to have an impact and make our cultural community even stronger!

When Leadership Arts?

Sessions are once a month from September, 2016 through May, 2017 for half a day. Each session is followed by a happy hour to continue the conversation. Participants are expected to attend all nine sessions. Alumni are also invited to attend classes they missed or connect with us at happy hour. Download the schedule of classes and happy hours.

Where Leadership Arts?

Each session is hosted at a different cultural venue, from a ceramics classroom or art gallery to a theater or dance studio.

Who is Leadership Arts?

The cohort has up to 60 qualified participants with diverse personal and professional backgrounds. Expert speakers present on topics such as: strategic planning, advocacy, governance, fundraising, legal issues and current topics in the arts. Meet this year’s cohort.

Participation automatically enrolls you in the Leadership Arts Alumni Network (LAAN), which hosts regular social gatherings, networking with like-minded leaders and ongoing board education.

“CBCA Leadership Arts awakened my soul with an electricity that jump started my expressive side again.  It not only gave me a new and positive perspective about the Denver area community but offered me ample opportunities to give back.” - Carleen Church RN CCM, Pinnacol Assurance (Leadership Arts 2016)

Leadership Arts 2016-2017 Classes

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