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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New BftA Research Now Available!

Culture for Competitiveness: How Vibrant Culture Attracts Top Talent In an increasingly competitive, increasingly global landscape, our province and our businesses are seeking creative strategies to attract top talent to Ontario. Business for the Arts​, with support from Ontario Arts Council and research contribution by Nanos Research, released the results of our new study – Culture for Competitiveness: How Vibrant Culture […]

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New study reveals businesses attract more skilled workers by engaging in arts and culture

Business for the Arts announces results of Culture for Competitiveness: How Vibrant Culture Attracts Top Talent TORONTO, ON June 22, 2016 — Business for the Arts (BftA) to announce the results of an important new study, Culture for Competitiveness: How Vibrant Culture Attracts Top Talent. Commissioned by BftA with support from Ontario Arts Council and research contribution […]

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Business for the Arts announces winners of the 2016 Business for the Arts Awards!

Canada’s top recognition of individuals and organizations who demonstrate outstanding support of the arts across Canada, Business for the Arts today announced the winners of their annual BftA Awards. This year’s winners include Kiki Delaney, Founder and President of Delaney Capital Management; Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada; Irfhan Rawji, Principal at Totem Capital Corporation; Sun Life Financial, and The Daniels Corporation for their partnership with Artscape. Winners will be honoured at the BftA Awards gala on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Canada’s National Ballet School.

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BftA Now Accepting Marketing RFPs

Business for the Arts is looking for a firm to design and deliver three recorded webinars that answer the question: How does branding, marketing, and social media impact corporate sponsorship for the arts?

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Business for the Arts January 2016 Newsletter

Our Fall 2015 newsletter is out! Catch up on what we’ve been up to as we kick off another year!

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