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Winter 2023 Classes

Winter Classes

In our current landscape, tackling the challenges that arts and cultural organizations are facing takes creative and innovative thinking. Lead the change in the field by building your expertise through the Arts Extension Service’s classes in Arts Management this summer with our 100% online courses. Our highly relevant and instructive courses with renowned faculty who have extensive backgrounds in the field will bridge the gap of the experiential to the practical for aspiring and practicing arts managers, non-profit leaders, and creative practitioners.

Take your knowledge and experience to the next level, add to your resume, and increase your tool kit with one of our online certificate programs or Degree Program.

Enrollment for Winter 2023 classes will begin on Wednesday, October 12. Winter session begins on Wednesday, December 21st and ends on Friday, February 3.

To enroll in the credit (ARTS-EXT) version of any course, follow the directions on this page to enroll through SPIRE.

To enroll in the non-credit (LLAMS) version, fill out this form using the information below.

Creative Economy and Placemaking
Subject and Course Number ARTS-EXT 508 LLAMS 18
Class Number 57768 57769
Credit or Noncredit? Credit Noncredit
Instructors John Delconte John Delconte
Course Fee $1,740 + $60 registration fee $725 + $45 registration fee
What is all the buzz about the Creative Economy?  Can it do anything for my community?  The arts are increasingly recognized as a valued community resource with the potential to stimulate economic growth and build social capital.  It is important to understand the possibilities as well as the pitfalls.  This class will demystify the term, uncover why the creative economy is a major force in stimulating communities across the country, and explore how each community is unique.  You will examine the key community assets in your case study; determine its creative and culture strengths and potential; discuss the important role in establishing and building lasting partnerships with artists, business leaders and government officials; strategize on how to attract investment and diversify and economy; learn to build social capital, and much more.  Course participants will leave with a Creative Economy plan unique to your case study.