A one-year program to elevate Canada’s current arts leaders

Date: Jul 10, 2020

Business / Arts has launched its inaugural Executive Leadership program, which pairs 10 participants with 10 key arts leaders for one-on-one, group and peer to peer mentorship sessions, over a one-year period. The Business / Arts Executive Leadership program was developed specifically in response to the need to nurture a talent pool of Canadian arts leaders to prepare them to take on leadership roles within some of Canada’s largest arts institutions. It provides current arts leaders with valuable mentorship, knowledge, practical advice and counsel to support their professional development and help them build social capital. 

Applications for the Business / Arts Executive Leadership program were vetted through a competitive application process and chosen by a jury of the mentors themselves. Both the participants and mentors in this year’s program represent a wide range of diverse backgrounds, regions and artistic disciplines from across Canada. 

Canadian Heritage, through the Strategic Initiatives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund, is investing $75,000 to support this launch. RBC Foundation has provided matched funding to further support the year one roll-out. 

Congratulations to the Glenbow's Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Engagement, Melanie Kjorlien, and all the other participants!

Learn more about this innovative program and meet the participants