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To help ensure Alberta’s vibrant arts and culture sector continues to enrich us all, the Rozsa Foundation is providing this professional development program for arts managers. 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 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 will be going online for the first time.


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 administration.

RAMP at a Glance


Who should apply?

Mid to senior level arts professionals


When is RAMP?
RAMP takes place from

September/October to April.


What is the tuition for RAMP?
Tuition for 2020-2021 is between $300-$1500, depending on the budget size of your organization.

If you aren't currently with an organization or if you're on a leave, we still encourage you to apply. Contact Ayla Stephen at to discuss tuition options.


​​More information

The application deadline for RAMP 2020-2021 has passed.

The program is now full and has an extensive waitlist. 


If you interested in taking RAMP in 2021-2022 please email Ayla Stephen, at and we will be in touch when applications open again in June 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, we invite you to email Program and Granting Manager, Ayla Stephen at to discuss your application, so that we may seek ways to provide additional supports or alternative application methods. 

2020-2021 FACULTY


The Rozsa Foundation subsidizes tuition for participants working for non-profits/registered charities. The participant or participant’s organization pays the remaining amount:


  • $300           Operating Budget less than $300,000

  • $750           Operating Budget between $300,001-$900,000

  • $1500         Operating Budget more than $900,001


In Alberta, you may also apply for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, a funding opportunity for employers to develop their employees. This grant will cover 2/3 of the tuition costs. For more 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).


Ayla Stephen, Programs and Granting Manager, Rozsa Foundation, 403-245-6063 or


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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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