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 November Newsletter

Our November newsletter is out! See all the photos from the 2015 Canadian Arts and Business Awards with the latest updates on Business for the Arts. Read it here.

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We’re looking for artsScene volunteers!

Do you love the arts? Do you want to deepen your engagement and give back? Then artsScene is looking for you! We’re searching for the next generation of business professionals who are passionate about the arts to join our team. artsScene, a national initiative by Business for the Arts, is a group of leading young […]

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“Without our support, art exists – but with our support, art flourishes”

  Upon accepting his Bovey Award at the 2015 Canadian Arts and Business Awards, Philip Taylor addressed the audience with an absolutely inspiring story of how he became involved in the arts: Just a few weeks ago, in prepping me for tonight, Jamie Robson from Business for the Arts informed me I had 45 minutes […]

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Business for the Arts October Newsletter

Our October newsletter is out! Get the latest news and updates on the 2015 Canadian Arts and Business Awards and more.

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Business for the Arts September Newsletter

Our September newsletter is out! Get the latest news and updates on The Art of Sponsorship e-learning course, the artsVest Ontario Mentorship Program, an artsQ with BftA Board Member Éric Bujold, and more.

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