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 our local arts sector. Leadership Arts 2020-2021 has a fresh virtual &in-person approach designed to provide a broader reach and deeper level of engagement.
We are seeking a diverse cohort that reflects our local community and includes a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds.
TIME COMMITMENT: Leadership Arts 2020-2021 will begin on September 23, 2020 and conclude on May 19, 2021. Classes will be held virtually twice a month from 2:30 – 5:00 pm on the first and third Wednesday (subject to change). Check out the schedule of classes. In addition to 16 virtual classes, there will be opportunities for small in-person gatherings to explore cultural venues and network, as well as homework assignments between sessions. Participants are expected to make every effort to attend all program sessions. Attendance at 12 out of 16 sessions is required to graduate.
PROGRAM FEES: Tuition is $1,500 for CBCA Members and their employees. If three CBCA Member employees apply, tuition is reduced to $1,200 per person. Non-member fees are $2,200. Early bird applications received by July 17 can get 10% off their tuition.
Tuition covers all associated program costs, including speaker fees, arts activities and in-person gatherings. CBCA offers flexible payment plans. Tuition is non-refundable and enrollment in Leadership Arts in non-transferable.
There is a non-refundable $30 application fee due by August 14.
SCHOLARSHIPS: The Deborah Jordy Leadership Arts Scholarship Fund provides a limited number of full and partial scholarships every year. The scholarship application can be found here or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Scholarship application materials are due by August 14.
TO APPLY: Complete this online application, accompanied by your résumé (PDF format), a headshot (JPEG format) and the $30 application fee.
DEADLINE: Application, résumé, photo and fee must be received by Friday, August 14, 2020. Candidates will be notified of their status by August 28, 2020.
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