Mission: To educate, strengthen and stabilize the management and leadership of nonprofit arts organizations by offering a combination of technical assistance, executive education and grant awards with the assistance of funders.
Programs: Arts and culture strategies: a multi-year process that strengthens organizations by helping them develop stronger management, organizational, and financial practices to the ultimate benefit of their creative missions. The process aims to create local community building engagement activities and the ongoing capacity to respond to changes in the external environment.
an education program for arts managers and board members in their communities and nationwide. Nas delivers this program with the assistance of multi-year grants from national and regional foundations, and has developed online community and leadership education programs in core business areas such as strategy, finance, governance, community & culture, innovation, evaluation and social change. The programs combine theoretical frameworks with practical application, and draw faculty from the leading graduate schools of business. Nas partnered with universities for the chief executive program series, creative community fellows program and residential education program in arts and culture strategy.