Business for the Arts aims to strengthen arts and culture in Canada by connecting arts organizations to business patrons and volunteers through our artsScene and boardLink programs; by stimulating investment in the arts through matching incentives and sponsorship training for arts organization with artsVest; by communicating the value of investing in the arts through advocacy and research; and by providing a platform for arts organizations to celebrate their outstanding business partners in the arts with our Canadian Arts and Business Awards.

Some of our featured programs:


artsVest is a sponsorship training and matching incentive program designed to stimulate business investment in arts and culture across Canada.


boardLink is a matching program connecting emerging business professionals with volunteer board and committee positions within the arts.


artsScene is national network of leading young business professionals dedicated to fostering the growth of arts and culture through volunteerism, patronage and support.


The Canadian Arts and Business Awards honour Canada’s foremost business and arts leaders and companies who support the arts.

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Business for the Arts announces The Hon. Hilary M. Weston as recipient of Edmund C. Bovey Award; Chris Farias to receive Arnold Edinborough Award

(TORONTO, ON – July 17, 2014) Business for the Arts, Canada’s national charitable association of business members who support the arts, is delighted to announce The Hon. Hilary M. Weston as the 2014 recipient of the Edmund C. Bovey Award and Chris Farias of Hamilton, Ont., as the recipient of the 2014 Arnold Edinborough Award. The winners will receive their awards at the 2014 Canadian Arts and Business Awards, presented by Business for the Arts, on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Business for the Arts will also be celebrating its 40th anniversary and four decades of investing in communities to strengthen Canada’s cultural assets.

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Business for the Arts seeks Community Relations and Marketing Manager for artsVest

We are looking for a Community Relations and Marketing Manager for our national artsVest program. Get all the details here…

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Business for the Arts June newsletter

Our June newsletter is now available. Get all the latest news and updates here…

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Business for the Arts 2013 annual report

Our 2013 annual report is now available. Learn more about our efforts to bridge the gap between business and the arts in Canada here…

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Business for the Arts May newsletter

Our May newsletter is out – read all the latest news about our programs and events here…

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