Arts Leadership

NextUp! Leaders Lab

Welcome to NextUp!

What is NextUp! Leaders Lab?

NextUp! Leaders Lab is a 12-month pilot co-learning initiative beginning July 2022 involving training, mentorship, and skills exchange that supports young racialized arts leaders and managers age 18-35, with a priority on those identifying as Black and Indigenous, strategically leading their own arts initiatives and preparing for senior-level positions in the arts & culture sector.

Who is NextUp! Leaders Lab for?

Our next cohort has 12 spots available for someone 18- 35* who:

  • Identifies as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour
  • May identify as trans or non Binary
  • Is holding coordination or management-level positions in an arts organization seeking to step into executive leadership in their own or other arts & culture organization
  • Is seeking to transition their arts based initiative/practice into an organization

NextUp! Leaders Lab Goals

  1. To support increased skill development in art leadership and management
  2. To build shared critical analysis and sense of belonging amongst a new generation of arts leaders

How to apply:

  1. Fill out the application form.
  2. We’ll be in touch with next steps.

*If you’re over 35 but NextUp! Leaders Lab is for you, let’s talk!

Contact Felicia at for more info.

Apply Today!