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 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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Business for the Arts’ artsVest program creates impact of $4.45M on Canada’s cultural economy

Business for the Arts – Canada’s only national charitable organization with a mandate to strengthen the arts and culture sectors nationally by building partnerships between the private and cultural sectors – has officially wrapped up its artsVest program for 2016 in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Toronto. With funding support from the Government of Canada, Toronto Arts Council, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ontario Trillium Foundation, B.C. Ministry of Culture (BC Arts Council), City of Kelowna, Saskatchewan Ministry of Culture, and Arts Nova Scotia, $1.16M in matching funds generated $3.29M in sponsorship dollars, for a total impact of $4.45M towards the arts in Canada – meaning every $1.00 invested saw a return of $2.84; more than doubling the impact of the artsVest program in Canada’s arts communities.

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Stream the 2017 Canadian Arts Summit Live!

We are just a few short days away from the 2017 Canadian Arts Summit, CultureNext, taking place May 12-14, 2017 at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, PEI! We invite you to join us via live stream to hear our incredible roster of speakers!

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Business for the Arts launches artsVest training program to arts organizations in PEI, investing $206K to province’s cultural economy

Business for the Arts, Canada’s only national charitable organization with a mandate to strengthen the arts and culture sectors across Canada by building partnerships between the private and cultural sectors, announced today that its artsVest program expands coast to coast, launching province-wide in PEI. With funding support from the Government of Prince Edward Island and the Government of Canada, $206,000 will be invested into the province over the next two years.

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