Rozsa Admin Fundamentals Training (RAFT)

Who should apply: Junior staff of arts organizations
What: Introduction to arts management
Where: Edmonton and Calgary
In Calgary:
Friday, March 24th from 1-4pm; Saturday, March 25th from 9-4pm, and Saturday, April 1st from 9-4pm
Deadline to apply in Calgary: March 10, 2017
In Edmonton:
Friday, May 26th from 1-4pm; Saturday, May 27th from 9-4pm; and Saturday, June 10 from 9-4pm
​​​​​​​Deadline to apply in Edmonton: May 5th, 2017
Cost: $100/person

Description: Fundamental skills in arts management provides early career arts professionals (less than 3 years of experience) an opportunity to learn what it means to work in a non-profit arts organization. The program is unique in that it will use the arts to teach principles and language of arts management. 

We will use storytelling methods from theatre that acknowledges the complexity of humanity in how we approach our work and organization. And we will use different art forms that are tactile in our in-class exercises in order that the information learned is physically embedded in our memory. 

The program will be co-taught by Darrell Pidner, Management Consultant and Geraldine Ysselstein, Arts Leadership Director of the Rozsa Foundation. 

Reason: We recognize that there are many paths into arts management. Some may enter the field as a practicing artist, a volunteer in an arts organization, or are passionate supporters of the arts. Wherever you are at – this program is for those who have recently started working (less than 3 years) in an arts organization and are looking to build their understanding and skillset in arts management. 

Apply: Please fill out the online form at (please check off RAFT). Applications are ongoing, dates TBA.

Contact: Geraldine Ysselstein, Arts Leadership Director, Rozsa Foundation, 403-245-6063 or