ROZSA ADMIN FUNDAMENTALS TRAINING (RAFT)
An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Arts Administration
We recognize that there are many paths into arts administration. Some may enter the field as a practicing artist, a volunteer in an arts organization, or as a passionate supporter of the arts.
Wherever you are coming from – the RAFT program is for those who have been working or volunteering for less than 3 years in an arts organization and are looking to build their knowledge.
Fundamental skills in arts management provide early-career arts professionals (0-3 years of experience) an opportunity to learn what it means to work in a not-for-profit arts organization.
Participants will be invited to take part in a fictional case-study story through speaking roles, discussions, role-playing, and a small group presentation.
Topics covered include organizational structure (non-profit vs charitable status), board and staff relations, financial statements, strategic planning (mission, vision, values, goals, objectives, SWOT analysis, and evaluation), and project planning.
LEARNING OUTCOME STATEMENTS
Upon successful completion of the Rozsa Admin Fundamentals Training (RAFT) program, you will be able to:
Explain the real-life challenges and opportunities of being a not-for-profit arts organization
Review a financial statement presented at a not-for-profit board
Evaluate an organization’s mission, vision, and value statement
Identify the main components that make up a strategic plan
Discuss the importance of doing evaluations
Construct a project plan based on answering the questions who, what, where, when, why, and how much
At a Glance
Who should apply?
Early career staff/volunteers of arts organizations with 0-3 years of work/volunteer experience.
What is RAFT?
RAFT is a 22 hour program that is delivered in-person and most recently online, covering the basics of arts management theory and practices.
For May 2021, we will be delivering the program online to Alberta-based arts professionals. 20 hours will be in real time (synchronous) and 2 hours will be asynchronous (self-directed homework/group work).
When is RAFT?
Session Dates, occurring 10am - 12:30pm MT:
Attendance at each session is required for completion.
What is the tuition for RAFT?:
*The Rozsa Foundation acknowledges that systemic barriers to equity exist when it comes to the Arts Leadership application process and program experience. We also recognize that the tuition fee may present a barrier to participation. We invite you to email Ainsley Soutière at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may seek ways to provide additional or alternative support.
The Rozsa Foundation values equity, diversity and inclusion in our programs. We welcome and encourage applications for the Rozsa Admin Fundamentals Training (RAFT) from arts leaders who identify as 2SLGBTQQIA+ (Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, + other sexual or gender minority identities), Indigenous people, Persons of Colour, New Canadians, Deaf Persons, Persons with Disabilities, and Persons Living with Mental Illness.
Rozsa Admin Fundamentals Training (RAFT) was developed by Geraldine Ysselstein, Arts Leadership Director for the Rozsa Foundation. The program in May 2021 will be facilitated online by Ayla Stephen, Program and Granting Manager for the Rozsa Foundation and Guest Faculty Kodie Rollan.
Read stories about others' experiences with RAFT and our other Arts Leadership programs ON OUR BLOG.
Ainsley Soutière, Rozsa Foundation, 403-245-6063 or email@example.com
Rozsa Foundation Arts Leadership Programs