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:


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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artsVest™ brings year-long training to arts organizations and matching funds to five new B.C. regions

Business for the Arts, Canada’s only national charitable organization that strengthens arts and culture in Canada by building partnerships between the private and cultural sectors, announced today that its artsVest program will launch in five new regions in British Columbia. With funding support from the Government of British Columbia and the Government of Canada, the program will reach communities in Northwest B.C., the Sunshine Coast, the South-Central Okanagan, Columbia-Shuswap, and Alberni-Clayoquot.

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BftA Looking for a Development Manager to Join our Team!

Business for the Arts is looking for a Development Manager to join our team in an exciting time of growth and development to take the organization’s fundraising efforts to the next level. This individual will work closely with the CEO and the rest of the team to develop and deliver comprehensive and coherent fundraising strategies and […]

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BftA is Hiring a Bilingual artsVest Program Manager for New Brunswick and PEI

Business for the Arts is looking for a bilingual artsVest Program Manager for New Brunswick and PEI to help deliver the program in both provinces. We are looking for a highly professional and detail-oriented individual who has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the cultural sector and who is able to work independently and organize […]

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Nominations now open for the 2017 BftA Awards!

The 2016 BftA Awards Gala may have just wrapped up, but we are already on the hunt for our 2017 award winners! If you know an extraordinary individual or organization who has been a long standing supporter of the arts across Canada, we want to hear from you! Nominations are now open for the following […]

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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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