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.


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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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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Mentors’ Corner – February 2016

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. This month we speak to two of our newest mentors: Sally Truss, Executive Director at This Is My City Arts Society (Calgary), and Sherri Helwig, Arts Management Program Director at University of Toronto (Scarborough).

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Business for the Arts Fall 2015 Newsletter

Our Fall 2015 newsletter is out! Brush up on all the Business for the Arts updates as we close off another successful year. Read it here. La version française sera disponible sous peu!

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BftA VP Aida Aydinyan selected as TAC Cultural Leaders Lab participant

We are thrilled to share that our own Aida Aydinyan has been selected as one of the TAC Cultural Leaders Lab participants!

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Business for the Arts November Newsletter

Our November newsletter is out! See all the photos from the 2015 Canadian Arts and Business Awards with the latest updates on Business for the Arts. Read it here.

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