Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants have served 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 within the last 3 years.
  • The applicant will have led an organization or department with a minimum of three staff members, three years of consistent programming history, and an operating budget of at least $700,000. 

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


Selection Process:

Participants are reviewed by a jury composed of the mentors for the 2021 Executive Leadership program. Using the assessment criteria provided, participants are recommended for acceptance into the program and matched with a mentor as a part of the selection process. Geographical diversity and representation of individuals who identify with one or more equity-seeking communities are among the criteria used to evaluate each application.