• Applicants must currently serve as the executive director (or equivalent) or the head of a major department within an arts, culture or heritage organization in a paid, permanent capacity. The applicant’s organization must have a minimum of three full-time staff members, five years of consistent programming history and an operating budget of at least $700,000.
  • Applicants must have had a post-secondary education in the arts or a professional arts practice.
  • Applicants must be able to attend the Canadian Arts Summit April 16 – 18, 2020 (Banff, Alberta) and Canadian Arts Summit 2021 (location and date TBD)  in order to be eligible to apply. 
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Process & Criteria 

Applications are reviewed by the jury committee. Admission to the program is based on a rigorous selection process. A maximum of 10 participants across Canada will be selected for the program. 

Business / Arts welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. We are particularly interested in and encourage applications from equity-seeking communities, including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.