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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 via our Roundtables and Surveys; and by providing a platform for arts organizations to celebrate their outstanding business partners in the arts through our National Awards Gala and media partnerships.

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

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Business for the Arts granted four-year investment by Ontario Trillium Foundation to expand artsVest™ program

(TORONTO, ON – April 2, 2014) Business for the Arts announced today that it has been awarded an $864,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to develop a mentorship training program over four years (2014-2018).

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artsVest 2014 news and updates

New info sessions and workshops are coming in May…

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Business for the Arts March newsletter

Our March newsletter is now available. Get all the latest Business for the Arts news and updates. This month’s artsQ profile is Janice Price, CEO of Luminato.

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Canadian Arts Summit live stream registration

To promote a dynamic and far-reaching dialogue among leaders in the field from across Canada, the Canadian Arts Summit invites you to join the conversation on Friday, March 28, 2014 via live stream at

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Nominations now open for 2014 National Awards

Each year, Business for the Arts recognizes individuals and companies who demonstrate outstanding support of the arts across Canada.

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