This year Business Council for the Arts will be expanding the Leadership Arts Institute to Collin and Denton Counties in addition to the Dallas –based program.
Business Council for the Arts strives to create strong business/arts partnerships that build world-class communities where people want to live, work, and grow. It is the only North Texas membership organization dedicated to building corporate investment and opportunities in the arts.
The program consists of ten modules, beginning with a class introduction and bonding session that is based in the performing and visual arts. Classes begin in September and meet on the third Thursday of every month from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This schedule allows a full academic experience while preserving a section of the workday. Each class is selected from a pool of qualified and culturally diverse candidates.
Sessions contain a combination of informational and experiential activities to maximize the value of your participation. Classes are conducted in various arts facilities in the region to provide a comprehensive level of awareness of arts venues.
Leadership Arts Institute was founded in 1989 by notable philanthropist and business leader Ray Nasher, with the mission to train and develop the next generation of business leaders for the arts in North Texas.
The curriculum covers topics such as board roles and responsibilities, fundraising and development, arts advocacy, art and economics, and more. This proven program provides participants with the tools and information that makes them “best in class” among board leaders.
Join companies as diverse as American Airlines, Beck, Frost Bank, Grant Thornton, Texas Instruments, Vinson & Elkins, and over 200 others that utilize LAI to enhance leadership skills and broaden community engagement of select employees.
If you are interested in being a part of the LAI Class of 2016, please complete our LAI Application Form. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2015.
For more information on Leadership Arts in Collin and Denton Counties, please contact Wendi McGowan-Ellis, Programs Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on Leadership Arts Dallas, contact Jillian Sanders, Director of Programs at email@example.com