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The Rozsa Foundation provides 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 ONLINE learning program for 2020-2021 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. In 2020-21, we went online for the first time, and in 2021-2022, the main content of the program will once again be online with opportunities to convene socially when it is safe and comfortable to do so. 


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, and board members.



The Rozsa Arts Management Program (RAMP) helps build managerial excellence and provides arts administrators with increased knowledge of their leadership skills, team building, reconciliation, arts advocacy, marketing and audience development, fund development, strategic planning, financial literacy, board and staff relationships, and community engagement.

This unique certificate program is designed to address the specific needs of arts managers through customized content that is both relevant and practical 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 1, 2021 to April 7, 2022.


What is the tuition for RAMP?


Tuition for 2021-2022 is between $200-$1500, depending on the budget size of the applicant's affiliated organization.


​​More information


Applications for RAMP 2021-2022 are now open, and the deadline to apply is August 13, 2012. The program will begin October 1, 2021. 


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 Ainsley Soutière at to discuss your application, so that we may seek ways to provide additional supports or alternative application methods. 



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


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 (all sessions are on Thursdays from 9:30am-12:30pm)

October 1: Welcome session

October 7: Indigenous Worldviews

October 21: Personal Leadership

November 4: Strategic Planning

November 18: Digital Marketing & Living Your Brand

December 2: Fund Development

January 13: Building Better Teams

January 27: Community Engagement

February 10: Board & Staff Management

February 24: Fundamentals of Financial Literacy

March 10: Arts Advocacy

April 7: Final Presentations (FULL DAY)


  • Capstone Project Coaching Dates (times will vary between 9am-5pm):

    • October 14, November 25, January 20, February 17


Ainsley Soutière, Rozsa Foundation,


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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