ArtsLab strengthens the impact of arts organizations in urban and rural communities through leadership and strategy development.

A training and mentorship program for artists and arts leaders, ArtsLab offers intensive courses designed to support the development of healthy business models and build cross-sector relationships. Through a unique, collaborative environment that includes retreats, webinars, and support from experts and educators in a variety of fields, participants build skills, knowledge, and networks that advance their leadership skills and their business planning.

ArtsLab currently offers several discipline- and region-based courses in collaboration with other arts service organizations. Learn more about the current courses and how you can get involved by visiting the ArtsLab website.

Partnerships and support

ArtsLab is funded by The McKnight Foundation, the United Arts Fund, F. R. Bigelow Foundation, Mardag Foundation, The Saint Paul Foundation, Bush Foundation, and the Wallace Foundation.


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