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Cultural Entrepreneurship, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Cultural Entrepreneurship empowers students to create diverse, viable and sustainable projects and organizations that impact social and cultural issues.

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Cultural entrepreneurs combine their passion for creative and cultural products and programs with creative, out-of-the-box thinking to forge the resilience of the arts sectors and the wider communities they serve. Cultural entrepreneurs employ innovative approaches to audience engagement—like a roving theater company, pop-up museum, or smartphone app for artistic collaboration—to deliver artistic value to wide and diverse audiences and make a positive social, environmental, and economic impact. Today’s cultural entrepreneurs operate in diverse professional environments, from consulting for organizational transformation to launching a creative startup. By understanding community impacts and activating a range of cultural and creative experiences, cultural entrepreneurs play a crucial role in ensuring the vitality of artistic engagement, advancing community goals, and strengthening society.

The  Graduate Certificate in Cultural Entrepreneurship  empowers students with a critical, creative perspective on arts programming and management and a myriad of creative management tools that harness new technologies for artistic engagement.

The program prepares students to become innovators in a range of artistic and cultural disciplines, from music, visual art, theater, and dance to community-building and transformation. The curriculum offers students the opportunity to identify opportunities for evolution in the arts and cultural sectors and to develop critical, creative practices; leadership acumen; and skill sets in arts management, strategic planning, and performance analysis to conceive and implement creative, cultural programming for community engagement and positive impact.

The program is conveniently offered 100% online.

Career Opportunities

  • Arts Administrator
  • Fundraising
  • Development
  • Arts programming
  • Educational programming

Multidisciplinary Skills

Grant writing
Budget planning
Strategic planning
Event planning


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