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Arts Management Online Certificate Program

The Arts Extension Service has a national reputation and decades-long history as a trainer of professional arts managers. Our online courses — based on our authoritative text, Fundamentals of Arts Management — teach essential practices in areas critical for long-term organizational success. Whether you're a working manager, a key volunteer, or exploring the field of arts management, increase your capacity to run successful arts programs — without the time and expense of a long-term degree

  • Core Certificate: Successfully complete four courses
  • Professional Certificate: Successfully complete eight courses
  • See the full list of Non-credit Courses, or Credit Courses
  • Affordable 12 weeks courses, 100% online
  • Exceptional Faculty, small class size
  • Save money with one textbook, additional readings embedded in the course


Mandatory prerequisite: Introduction to Arts Management. This can be taken concurrently with the following classes:

  • Grantwriting for the Arts
  • Foundations in Arts Entrepreneurship*
  • Arts Fundraising
  • Arts Marketing
  • Arts Programming
  • Financial Management in the Arts
  • Strategic Planning, Board Development
  • Creative Economy
  • Greening Your Nonprofit Arts Organization
  • Program Evaluation

*Class does not count towards the Core Certificate.

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How to Apply

No application required. Start by registering for Introduction to Arts Management and contacting the Arts Extension service at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Dee Boyle-Clapp
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