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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Mentors’ Corner – January 2015

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

See the full interview below!

Read more about the artsVest Ontario Mentorship Program here.

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Nominations now open for 2015 Edmund C. Bovey Award

Each year, the Canadian Arts and Business Awards bring together arts and business leaders from across Canada to celebrate individuals and companies who have shown outstanding commitment to the arts. Nominations are now open for the Edmund C. Bovey Award, which is a lifetime achievement award for commitment to the arts.

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Business for the Arts chairman appointed as a Companion to the Order of Canada

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced Business for the Arts’ Chairman James D. Fleck as a Companion of the Order of Canada (C.C.).

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Business for the Arts November newsletter

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

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Photos for 2014 Canadian Arts and Business Awards

The photos of our 2014 Canadian Arts and Business Awards are now online. View them here…

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