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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BFTA’s VP, Aida Aydinyan on Leadership and her Acceptance into the Banff Cultural Leadership Program

I am beyond thrilled and grateful to be part of the first cohort of Banff Centre’s new Cultural Leadership program. This new program addresses an important sectoral issue of leadership development. It is wonderful to see a structured and strategic approach to the program as there is a huge disconnect between the reality of the […]

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Business for the Arts (BFTA) stimulates a $2.4 million investment into Toronto’s arts sector

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Business for the Arts (BFTA) stimulates a $2.4 million investment into Toronto’s arts sector   BFTA’s national flagship program artsVest wraps up its two-year cycle in Toronto. Its unique funding model leverages federal and local government funding to trigger direct, private sector contributions to small arts and cultural organizations across […]

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Business for the Arts is looking for a Director of Operations!

Director of Operations Application Deadline: January 3rd, 2018 Start Date: Jan 08, 2018 Salary: Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications Province: Ontario City: Toronto Term: Full-time Career Level: Middle management Organization Description Business for the Arts Business for the Arts is Canada’s national association of business leaders who support the arts. Our mission is to strengthen arts and culture in Canada by […]

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BftA is looking for an Awards Gala Intern!

Business for the Arts is looking for a dedicated individual to provide administrative, communications, marketing, and logistical support for the Business for the Arts Awards Gala taking place on November 9th at the Art Gallery of Ontario. This position is ideal for a new graduate or entry level candidate interested in working in special events […]

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BftA is looking for an Events Intern!

Business for the Arts is looking for an energetic individual to provide administrative, communications, marketing, and logistical support for Business for the Arts’ inaugural conference titled The Arts and Business Exchange (ABX), which will be held on November 10th in metro Toronto. This position is ideal for a new graduate or entry level candidate interested […]

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