2021 Call for Participants
Business / Arts is thrilled to announce the second intake for our Executive Leadership program. This program was initially developed in response to a need and demand to nurture a talent pool of arts leaders in Canada and prepare them to transition and extend their current leadership to take on roles in leading some of Canada’s largest arts institutions. The goal of this program is to provide mentorship and career development particularly for those who are interested in leading large arts, culture and heritage institutions, creating an opportunity to diversify our leadership and allow for aspiring leaders to access established arts leaders from large Canadian cultural organizations.
This is a one year program open to 10 arts leaders across Canada who will be paired with key leaders in the arts sector. These leaders will act as your mentor, providing leadership, advice and counsel, as well as sharing valuable knowledge and insight to support your professional development and facilitate valuable networking opportunities.
Who should apply?
We are looking for current or former executive directors (within the last 3 years) or the head of a major department within art, culture or heritage organizations in a paid, permanent capacity with a minimum of three staff members, three years of consistent programming history, and an operating budget of at least $700,000.
Business / Arts welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. We are particularly interested in and encourage applications from equity-seeking communities, including racialized and Indigenous persons, women, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.