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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Building a Robust Case for Business Investment in the Arts

Business for the Arts Hosts Roundtable in Montreal & Ottawa as Part of Cross-Country Tour Business for the Arts (BftA) was in Ottawa and Montreal this month, Winnipeg and Calgary last month, as part of this year’s national roundtable series designed to engage private and public sector funders in the arts in a conversation around […]

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Mentors’ Corner – May 2015

A monthly interview segment in the Business for the Arts newsletter featuring two artsVest Ontario mentors responding to the state of arts, fundraising, and board governance.

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Read more about the artsVest Ontario Mentorship Program here.

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Call for nominations: Canadian Arts and Business Awards

Nominations for the Community Impact Award and Corporate Champion Award are now open…

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Business for the Arts April newsletter

Our April newsletter is out! Get all the latest Business for the Arts news and updates here…

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Canadians value companies that support the arts

Business for the Arts (BftA) has released an in-depth report conducted by the Strategic Counsel revealing high levels of engagement in the arts by Canadians and a commitment from business to invest in arts and culture.

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