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 in Colorado’s arts sector.

We are seeking a diverse cohort that reflects our community and includes 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. Schedule is subject to change. These sessions will be hosted at cultural venues and arts organizations across the seven-county Denver metro area and will feature expert speakers, engagement activities and networking opportunities. Participants are expected to make every effort to attend all program sessions.

Check out the 2023-2024 Session Schedule.


Tuition fees depend on CBCA Membership.

Tuition is $1,950 for CBCA Members and their employees. If three CBCA Member employees enroll, tuition is reduced to $1,700 per person.  Non-member tuition fees are $2,450.

Early bird applications received by end-of-day on July 12 can get 10% off their tuition.

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 9, 2024. If this application fee is a barrier for you to apply, please contact


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 you may contact Scholarship application materials are due by August 9, 2024.


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 9, 2024. Candidates will be notified of their status no later than August 23, 2024.

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

This application will open Monday, June 3, 2024.