Vanderbilt University and Coursera offers an online course on leading innovation in Arts and Culture for free.
Developed by David Owens at Vanderbilt University and customized for the cultural sector with National Arts Strategies, this course will help arts and culture leaders create an environment where new ideas are constantly created, shared, evaluated and the best ones are successfully put to work.
About the course:
One of the toughest challenges for any leader is getting traction for new ideas. Winning support can be a struggle. As a result, powerful new ideas often get stuck. This is especially true in the cultural sector. People involved in arts and culture often have little time and even less money for experimentation and risks. This course will help those in the performing arts, museums, zoos, libraries and other cultural organizations build environments where new management and program ideas are created, shared, evaluated and the best ones are successfully put to work.
- Week 1: Introduction
- Week 2: Individual Constraints
- Week 3: Group Constraints
- Week 4: Organizational Constraints
- Week 5: Industry Constraints
- Week 6: Societal Constraints
- Week 7: Technological Constraints
- Week 8: When Failure Is Not an Option
Duration: 8 weeks
Timings: 6 to 8 hours / week
To apply, click here.