Short Intensive Course – 20 hours over two weeks in January 2023
On demand/asynchronous – 12 hours of readings, lectures, and exercises
Plus, live online 8 hours – 4 hrs for two consecutive Saturdays, 10am to 12pm & 1pm to 3pm
About the Course
No matter what role you play in an arts and cultural organization, understanding its financial foundation is critical to your and the organization’s success. Understanding how to best manage finances will help to ensure that the resources needed to plan and realize programming are secured and maintained. You will also be better equipped to communicate with a range of stakeholders including boards, funders, donors, members, lenders, etc. This course is designed to provide this basic understanding.
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The Fall 2022 session will be a hybrid of online sessions and in-person meetings in Saint John, NB. The program will run on Friday evenings and full days on Saturday from September 24th to November 27th.Applications will be accepted as of August 8th, and the application deadline is September 5th.Over an 8-week period, CATAPULT participants receive training in fundamental entrepreneurial skills like business modelling, marketing, branding, financial planning, and exporting.
Guest speakers and facilitators for the CATAPULT workshops are drawn both from the business and professional art community. Participants also receive one-on-one coaching from the program coordinator and formal mentorships from individuals operating at the top of their field.
This certificate is designed for those entering or beginning their careers in arts administration and management who wish to bolster their knowledge and skills. Participants will learn about everything they need to know to effectively lead and influence their organization in the Canadian arts landscape of today.
You will become a confident leader by balancing your passion and dedication with a comprehensive knowledge base of managing in arts, culture, and heritage in the contemporary Canadian landscape.
For more information and the application, go here.
The CMAC certificate is a one-of-a-kind program built specifically for developing the skills and knowledge of people that aspire to be arts leaders in the Maritimes and across the country. Our certificate is offered online and designed to fit the needs of working professionals wishing to effectively lead their organizations, projects, and ideas in today’s changing ecosystem.
In one year, gain the knowledge you need to run or assist a thriving arts or cultural organization with a practical online certificate catered to those working in, or aspiring to work in the arts and cultural sectors. Build confidence and competencies to lead in arts and culture with knowledge in governance, leadership, planning, effective operations, relationship and revenue management.
All courses are fully virtual
One course per semester during one calendar year
Tuition partially subsidized for this year’s program
Instruction and interviews with senior professionals
Develop a capstone business plan as a take-away
Graduates will receive an official certificate of proficiency
Thanks to generous support from the Government of New Brunswick, most expenses for this year’s program have been subsidized. We are glad to offer this certificate at a low cost to you, the student.
Application Deadline: Aug. 5, 2022
Applicants should apply early as enrolment is limited. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until limit is reached.
Ideal applicants have some university training and experience in the field of arts and culture, at an organizational level.
This certificate is open to all Canadians applicants. Subsidy can be applied to Canadian residents only.