Leadership Arts is a nine-month training program that prepares people to serve on nonprofit boards of directors and increase their civic engagement in the arts. The Leadership Arts curriculum focuses on building the necessary skills to be an effective volunteer leader and exploring relevant topics to Colorado’s arts sector.

We are seeking a diverse cohort that reflects our community and welcomes a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds.


There are 12 sessions that will occur on the second and/or fourth Wednesday of the month from 1:00 – 5:00 pm, followed by an optional, informal happy hour. All sessions will be hosted in-person at various cultural venues across the seven-county Denver metro area and will feature expert speakers, engagement activities and networking opportunities.

Schedule is subject to change and adapt to support health and safety. In-person sessions will not be recorded and cannot be accessed remotely. Participants are expected to make every effort to attend all program sessions.

Check out the 2022-2023 Session Schedule.


Tuition fees depend on CBCA Membership.

Tuition is $1,850 for CBCA Members and their employees. If three CBCA Member employees enroll, tuition is reduced to $1,600 per person.  Non-member tuition fees are $2,350.

Tuition covers all associated program costs, including speaker fees and creative activities. CBCA offers flexible payment plans. Tuition is non-refundable once remitted and enrollment in Leadership Arts is non-transferable.

There is a non-refundable $30 application fee due by August 12, 2022.


The Deborah Jordy Leadership Arts Scholarship Fund provides a limited number of full and partial scholarships every year. Preference is given to applicants from historically marginalized communities.

The Scholarship Application is here or by contacting Scholarship application materials are due by August 12, 2022.


Complete and submit the online application below, including short-answer questions.  Your application must be accompanied by your resume, a headshot (JPEG format) and the $30 application fee.

Application, resume, photo and fee must be received by Friday, August 12, 2022. Candidates will be notified of their status no later than August 26, 2022.

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If you have any issues with this application form or uploading attachments, please contact Rachael Henney at

2022-2023 Leadership Arts Application Form

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