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 Business for the Arts (BftA) Awards.

 

To learn more about Business for the Arts and our programs, please click here.

 

Some of our featured programs:

artsVestTM

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

boardLinkTM

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

artsSceneTM

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

Awards

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

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CAS 2017 – Call for Participation

ATTENTION! Next Gen Arts and Culture Leaders  The Canadian Arts Summit Invites Expressions of Interest to Attend the 20th Annual Summit May 12 – 14, 2017  |  Charlottetown, PEI Join the leadership of Canada’s largest arts institutions for a stimulating weekend of networking, professional development and ideas exchange at the 20th Annual Canadian Arts Summit, […]

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Join BftA for The Arnold Party!

  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016  |  10:00PM CANADA’S NATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL  400 JARVIS ST.  |  6TH FL  |  TORONTO Join Business for the Arts for The Arnold Party – a regal throwback to the 60s in NYC with an evening transporting you to Truman Capote’s Grandest Affair: The Black and White Ball. We promise an unforgettable evening of drinks, dancing and […]

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You’re invited to participate in artsVest Toronto!

artsVest is Business for the Arts’ national flagship program that works directly with small to mid-sized arts organizations, equipping them with in-depth training, tools and mentorship relationships. These components are thoughtfully created to build sustainable partnerships between arts and businesses and to spark sponsorship opportunities. As an added incentive, artsVest participants can apply for matching […]

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BftA Now Accepting Applications from Ontario Communities for artsVest Program!

Now in its twelfth year in Ontario, artsVest is Business for the Arts’ national flagship program that works directly with small to mid-sized arts organizations, equipping them with in-depth training, tools and mentorship relationships. These components are thoughtfully created to build sustainable partnerships between arts and businesses and to spark sponsorship opportunities. As an added […]

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BftA is Hiring an artsVest Toronto Program Manager

Do you enjoy connecting with a diverse group of arts organizations and cultivating relationships? Business for the Arts is looking for an artsVest Toronto Program Manager to help deliver the program across the city. We are looking for a highly professional and detail-oriented individual who has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the cultural sector in […]

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