Arts Leadership Academy

The Arts Leadership Academy develops emerging leaders in a variety of industries by immersing them in local arts and culture. Participants in this program will attend in-depth educational sessions at seven organizations to learn about their operational details, significance in the community, and recognize the vital connection between these organizations and our local economy. Arts Leadership Academy participants will attend performances or events at each organizations.

Upon completion of this program, participants are prepared to support local arts and culture through their work and by serving on boards.

Participants of the program must commit to seven afternoons between October 2019 – May 2020 for the educational sessions at the organizations. Each participant will also receive two tickets to a performance at each organizations. In addition, exclusive opportunities and experiences will be made available to participants throughout the year.

Participants of this program must be sponsored by their employer. Tuition for the program is $500. 

November Sarasota OperaEducation SessionTuesday, November 12, 20192:00 PM
 Sarasota OperaPerformance – RigolettoThursday, November 14, 20197:30 PM
DecemberFlorida Studio TheatreEducation SessionTuesday, December 3, 20194:30 PM
 Florida Studio TheatrePerformance Sunday, December 8, 20197:00 PM
January Choral Artists RehersalBonus ExperienceMonday, January 13, 20206:30 PM
FebruarySarasota OrchestraEducation Session Friday, February 7, 20202:00 PM
 Sarasota OrchestraPerformance – Love TriangleSunday, February 9, 20204:00 PM
MarchSarasota BalletEducation Session Wednesday, March 11, 20203:00 PM
 Sarasota BalletPerformance- Romeo and JulietteSaturday, March 28, 20207:30 PM
AprilAsolo Repertory Theatre Education Session Monday, April 6, 20203:00 PM
Asolo Repertory Theatre Performance – KnoxvilleWednesday, April 8,2020 8:00 PM
Westcoast Black Theatre TroupeEducation Session Friday, April 17, 2020 3:00 PM
 May  Westcoast Black Theatre TroupePerformace – RubyFriday, May 1, 20207:30 PM