ROZSA ARTS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (RAMP)
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The Rozsa Foundation has partnered with the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business Executive Education in providing this professional development program for arts managers to help ensure Alberta’s vibrant arts and culture sector continues to enrich us all.
The Rozsa Arts Management Program (RAMP) is a cohort-based certificate program that provides practical customized content taught by Haskayne business faculty and Alberta arts and non-profit professionals.
The Rozsa Arts Management Program (RAMP) has been offered through Executive Education - Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary since 2012.
The 2023-2024 program will be offered mostly online. There will be optional gatherings in addition to the content delivered online to allow for networking in person.
WHO WILL BENEFIT
Mid to senior level arts professionals (3+ years of experience) from all arts disciplines and roles including (but not limited to): program administrators, project coordinators, general managers, artistic directors/producers, arts business owners, community builders, arts volunteers, and board members.
The Rozsa Arts Management Program (RAMP) helps build managerial excellence and skills in the areas of leadership, team building, reconciliation, arts advocacy, marketing and audience development, fund development, strategic planning, financial literacy, board and staff relations, and community engagement.
RAMP culminates in a Capstone project designed by the participant (in consultation with a faculty advisor) that addresses a meaningful challenge or opportunity for the participant within their organizational or individual context.
This unique certificate program is designed to address the specific needs of arts managers through content that is both relevant and practical and while providing an important opportunity for peers to network and learn together.
Graduates of the program receive a certificate that signifies a commitment to organizational excellence and professional development. On a macro scale, this program aims to increase sector standards by supporting consistency in best practices and providing a transferable framework for excellence in arts management.
RAMP at a Glance
Who should apply?
Mid to senior-level arts professionals
When is RAMP?
The next session of RAMP takes place from
September 28, 2023, to April 11, 2024.
What is the tuition for RAMP?
Tuition for 2023-2024 is between $200-$1500, depending on the budget size of the applicant's affiliated organization.
When can I apply?
Applications for RAMP 2023-2024 are now open, and the deadline to apply is August 10, 2023, at 9:00 am. Successful applications received after this date will be placed on a waiting list.
The Rozsa Foundation acknowledges that systemic barriers to equity exist when it comes to the Arts Leadership application process. If this is the case for you, we invite you to contact Ainsley Soutière to discuss your application, so that we may seek ways to provide additional support or alternative application methods.
Congratulations to our 2022-2023 RAMP graduates! We celebrate all your hard work and accomplishments over the last seven months.
The Rozsa Foundation requires a financial investment from individuals or the organizations they work with in order to secure their spot in the program. Please note that the amount that an organization pays depends on the organization's operating budget (OB):
$200 - Individual (currently not working in a non-profit or registered charity)
$300 - Non-profit/Registered Charity: Operating Budget less than $300,000
$750 - Non-profit/Registered Charity: Operating Budget between $300,001-$1,000,000
$1500 - Non-profit/Registered Charity: Operating Budget more than $1,000,001
In Alberta, you may also apply for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG), a funding opportunity for employers to develop their employees. This grant will cover 2/3 of the tuition costs.
You will need to include this following document in your CAJG application: Training Provider Quote
Anyone who is ineligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant may contact the Rozsa Foundation for information on further subsidies (this includes board members and contracted staff of arts organizations).
Guest faculty sessions
(Sessions will occur online on Thursdays from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
October 5: Indigenous Worldviews
October 19: Personal Leadership & Intro to Capstones
November 2: Strategic Planning
November 16: Community Engagement
November 30: Fund Development
January 11: Board & Staff Relations
January 25: Storytelling in Marketing and Communications
February 15: Fundamentals of Financial Literacy
February 29: Building Better Teams
March 14: Arts Advocacy
Capstone Project Coaching Dates
(groups will be assigned coaching times to meet virtually between 9am-5pm, dates are subject to change):
Capstone Project Presentations
(presentations will occur virtually at assigned times between 9am–1:45pm)
Optional In-Person Events
September 28: Welcome session & Social
December 7: (12:30-2:30pm): Social & Capstone Grant Information Session
April 11: (3pm-6pm): Certificate Ceremony & Celebration
ATTENDANCE AND PROGRAM COMPLETION:
The Rozsa Foundation is making an investment in the success of RAMP participants by heavily subsidizing tuition for RAMP. In exchange for this support, participants are expected to commit themselves to this program and their peers. A participant is considered a program graduate after the following has been completed:
Attendance at all 10 presented live virtual sessions (in exceptional circumstances, up to 2 absences may be permitted)
Attendance at all 3 Capstone Project coaching sessions
Beneficial and supportive engagement with RAMP cohort, notably Capstone Project groupmates
Completion of Capstone project and presentation to RAMP cohort and RAMP Faculty
Completion of the RAMP program’s final evaluation (20-minute commitment)
**If you have concerns about attendance, please contact Programs and Events Manager, Ainsley Soutière
WHAT PAST PARTICIPANTS HAVE SAID:
RAMP provides essential administration basics for those of us who thought we would never work in an office. Thank you to the Rozsa Foundation and the U of C.
Untitled Art Society
If you are tentative about RAMP, don’t be. Come prepared with an open mind and a love of your organization, and you will flourish.
RAMP provided me with the skills and resources to tackle some organizational challenges with timely, relevant and progressive programming. The ability to network and collaborate with the industry professionals in my cohort was an added bonus.
Alexandra Writers Centre
As a new generation of creative leaders emerge, programs like RAMP help grow their capacity, confidence and clarity of vision. Thank you.
High Performance Rodeo
RAMP has been helpful and eye-opening in helping me improve what I know about the arts and what I am doing.
RAMP gave me a good understanding of the challenges faced by other members of my organization and encouraged me to try harder to apply leadership principles from within our team.
Leighton Art Centre