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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.

2024-2025 PROGRAM

The 2024-2025 program will be offered with some sessions presented virtually and others presented in person in the City of Calgary. There will be optional gatherings in addition to the content delivered online to allow for networking in person.

 

Sessions this year will include the following: Indigenous Worldviews, Community Engagement, Marketing & Communications, Fund Development, Strategy Development, Personal Leadership, Team Dynamics, Finance & Budgeting, and Arts Advocacy.

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.

DESCRIPTION

 

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

October 9, 2024, to April 2, 2025.

 

What is the tuition for RAMP?

 

Tuition for 2024-2025 is between $200-$1500, depending on the budget size of the applicant's affiliated organization.

 

When can I apply?​​

 

Applications for RAMP 2024-2025 are now open, and the deadline to apply is August 16, 2024. 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 Training 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.

TUITION 

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

 

Click HERE for a step-by-step guide to the CAJG application process. For further details visit www.albertacanada.com.

 

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).

For those participants who will be traveling to Calgary for the in person sessions the Foundation will have subsidies available for travel and accommodation.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Program details will be released in two phases.

Phase I (mid-May):  Program dates, times and locations are released.

Phase II (mid-June): Session titles will be shared.

The RAMP 13 (2024/25) program application is now open. Please see the dates and times below to assess your availability to participate.

  • Guest faculty sessions

(Sessions typically occur on Wednesdays from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm) 

** Indicates in-person session in Calgary

October 9: Session 1 (12:30-3:30) **

October 23: Session 2 

November 6: Session 3 

November 20: Session 4 

December 4: Session 5 **

January 8: Session 6 

January 22: Session 7 

February 5: Session 8

February 19: Session 9 (12:30-4:00) **

March 5: Session 10 

  • Capstone Project Coaching Dates

There are three 60-minute coaching sessions per group throughout the course of RAMP. Each group will be assigned to one session on either of the two dates listed side by side below. (these virtual coaching will occur between 9am-5pm, dates are subject to change):  

November 27 or 28

January 15 or 16

February 26 or 27

  • Capstone Project Presentations 

(presentations will occur between 10am–3pm) 

April 2 **

  • Other In-Person Events 

October 9: Welcome session (10-11:30am) & Reception (4-5pm)

December 4: Winter Social (6:30-9pm)

February 19: TBA Arts Experience (10-11:30)

 April 2: Certificate Ceremony & Celebration  (3-5pm)

 

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:

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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.

Kaylee Maciejko
Untitled Art Society
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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.

Carlos Foggin
Rocky Mountain
Symphony Orchestra

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.

Ali Bryan,
Alexandra Writers Centre 
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As a new generation of creative leaders emerge, programs like RAMP help grow their capacity, confidence and clarity of vision. Thank you.

Laurel Green,
High Performance Rodeo
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RAMP has been helpful and eye-opening in helping me improve what I know about the arts and what I am doing.

Brian Batista
Atelier Artista
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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.

Amanda MacKay

Leighton Art Centre

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