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Business/Arts is looking for a Communications Coordinator!

Communications Coordinator

Application Deadline: February 27th, 2018
Start Date: March 15th, 2018

Salary: $40,000 contract position, with the understanding that we would renew on an annual basis.
Province: Ontario
City: Toronto
Term: Full-time

 

Business/Arts is looking for a Communications Coordinator to champion the work we are doing as the catalyst for arts and business leaders to connect and collaborate in building a strong future for the arts in Canada.

As Communications Coordinator, you will report to the Creative Director and work closely with the entire team as well as with third-party consultants and publicists. Your mandate is to strengthen B/A’s relationship with Canadians government, business, arts sectors through our social communities and digital platforms. You will be responsible for contributing to the creation and implementation of social media content and campaigns, assist with managing our online communities, identifying potential communications issues and opportunities, and preparing social media reports. Your role will also be to gather program information and pull content together in a distinctive and consistent, professional voice for Business/Arts for monthly newsletters, weekly blogs, website content, video scripts, annual reports, gala programs and press releases.  

 

The Organization

Business/Arts is Canada’s national association of business leaders who support the arts. Our mission is to strengthen arts and culture in Canada by building partnerships between our business and arts communities. We help arts organizations connect with funders and volunteers in the private sector, communicate the value of investing in the arts through our research, publications and advocacy work, and recognize great business leaders in the arts through our awards program and media partnerships.

 

Responsibilities

General Business/Arts:

  • Manage the content of Business/Arts website (new website under development now will launch in April 2018), blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram. Flickr, YouTube and Twitter accounts, in partnership with our Creative Director, Designer and Web Developer.  www.businessforthearts.org
  • Implement marketing, communications and social media campaign plans
  • Lead and coordinate the annual report content creation, monthly newsletters and weekly blogs
  • Media relations activities including preparing the media kits, writing draft press releases in collaboration with program managers, overseeing incoming media requests, media monitoring and helping to build and maintain relationships with the media in partnership with the CEO, Creative Director and National artsVest Program Director
  • Manage relationships with any external communications suppliers (writing, print, video, etc.) and work with contractors, freelancers and vendors who support us on the marketing and communications side
  • Write the script for videos promoting Business/Arts and our programs. (i.e. this year 40th anniversary video at the Business/Arts Awards; Tribute Videos for our Award Winners,  and an “About Business/Arts” for our website.)
  • Catalogue and archive press-clippings, articles, photos, past event programs, etc.

 

Key Area Requiring Communications Support:

artsVest National:  Help us promote the Impact and Opportunities Available to Arts Organizations and Businesses in Canada through our artsVest National Program  http://www.artsvest.com/  

artsVest is Business for the Arts‘ signature matching incentive and sponsorship training program, designed to spark new business sponsorship of arts and culture and to build capacity in Canada’s cultural sector. artsVest provides small- to mid-sized arts and culture organizations with the expertise and tools needed to develop sponsorship opportunities with local business, through in-depth sponsorship training, matching incentive funds and community networking events.

  • In collaboration with the artsVest National Program Director and the Creative Director and Designer, develop a comprehensive outreach plan and publicity strategy to promote artsVest program and its impact across Canada
  • Responsible for promoting the program nationwide by developing relationships with media and other important stakeholders
  • Assist in planning artsVest launches in prospective communities in advance of the program and hard launch in collaboration with the National Program Director and artsVest Program Managers
  • Responsible for developing partnerships and presenting informational sessions to local chambers and small/midsize businesses in collaboration with the National Program Director and artsVest Program Managers
  • Manage the development of artsVest National print and electronic marketing materials from brochures to videos in order to highlight the impact of artsVest  National
  • Research, write and distribute national press releases to targeted media
  • Ensure national media partnerships are leveraged

 

Other Programs Requiring Communications Support:

Canadian Arts Summit http://www.canadianartssummit.com/

This April, our Summit will bring together extraordinary arts leaders from across the country to consider how Canada’s cultural institutions can meaningfully serve and engage an increasingly diverse range of audiences, communities and stakeholders. As the environment shifts around us, how do we create relevant, meaningful arts experiences for more people, more often?

 

National Business/Arts Awards Gala  http://www.bftaawards.com/about/

The Business for the Arts’ Awards Gala is one of Canada’s most prestigious and long-standing events where national arts and business leaders come together to celebrate extraordinary contributions and commitment to the arts sector through philanthropy, unique and innovative partnerships, and volunteerism. Past winners include The Hon. Hilary M. Weston, 26th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Gary Slaight, of the Slaight Family Foundation and  Karen Kain, Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Canada.

 

abx conference   http://artsxbusiness.com

Canada’s art sector is faced with an influx of changes, diversification, generation gap, technological disruption, and succession planning. New talent, digital engagement, communication channels, and infrastructure continually emerge, forcing fast-paced adaptation.  The Canadian arts are grappling with newer trends in technology, in digital, and in the importance keeping ahead of the curve.

Irrespective of how the sector evolves, leadership is a fundamental skill present in every future iteration. Leadership practices, however, are just as fluid and must adapt. What has worked in the past may no longer be relevant today, and will certainly not be tomorrow. We all recognize the importance of art and the power it has to shape experience and community; our curiosity is in how leadership plays a role in this.

 

artsScene National   www.artsscene.org

Business for the Arts’ artsScene program is made up of a volunteer network of leading young business professionals under 40 who are dedicated to fostering the growth of the arts through volunteerism and patronage. artsScene™ currently operates in eleven cities across Canada.

 

Online Resources: The Communications Coordinator will help promote the availability of our online Educational Resources, Courses and Research available on our website to our arts and business stakeholders.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 2+ years’ experience in a marketing and/or communications role, preferably within the arts not-for-profit or charitable sector
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism or a Bachelor’s in English Literature
  • Extensive knowledge of traditional and social media tools and demonstrated experience in successful media strategy implementation
  • Superior communication, research and writing skills
  • Experience in creating and managing marketing and social media campaigns
  • Experience with PR, marketing and online analytics
  • Experience in creative content development (print, electronic, AV, etc.)
  • Demonstrated media relations experience (press releases, media kits)  including comfort in liaising with media
  • Proficiency in Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and Flickr
  • Understanding of Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing
  • Deep interest and knowledge in blogs and business analytics
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills (responsible for accuracy of materials regarding grammar, punctuation, syntax and style)
  • Flexible, ability to work in fast-paced, small entrepreneurial team, with minimal supervision within quick timelines
  • Excels at organizing others and project management; helping to set deadlines and working with team members to meet those deadlines
  • French oral and written ability is an asset

 

Compensation:  $40,000 contract position with the understanding that the contract would be renewed on an annual basis.

 

How to Apply

Please email your cover letter addressed to Raji Aujla, Creative Director, and resume along with one writing sample for print (could be a brochure you created, a program or annual report), a press release you created, and one creative marketing sample (i.e. an invitation) that is meant to live online. (links are fine) to careers@businessforthearts.org.

 

Applications are due February 27th, 2018

 

Successful applicants will be invited to interview with the CEO of Business for the Arts, Nichole Anderson, Creative Director, Raji Aujla, and our National artsVest Program Director, Claire Hefferon Payne.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, due to the high number of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Business/Arts is looking for a National Events Coordinator!

National Events Coordinator

Application Deadline: February 27th, 2018
Start Date: March 15th, 2018

Salary: $40,000 contract position, with the understanding that we would renew on an annual basis.
Province: Ontario
City: Toronto
Term: Full-time

 

Business/Arts is looking for a National Events Coordinator to help support our marquee National events in Canada including our 40th Anniversary Business/Arts Awards Gala in the Fall, 21st Annual Canadian Arts Summit taking place at the Banff Centre this year April 19th-21st, Culture Track national launch, arts & business exchange conference, and artscene and artsvest events.

Reporting to our Creative Director, this individual will be provided with mentorship and training in the event portfolio, with the idea of growing into the role of Events Manager. The successful candidate will act as the primary point of contact for our delegates and guests and will feel comfortable working with high profile individuals. We are looking for someone who brings a positive and creative energy to work, is organized, able to keep others organized through efficient project management skills, and has a keen attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have a passion and experience in event management, have good knowledge of the arts sector, and will show great flexibility, take initiative and will enjoy a friendly, fast-paced working environment.

 

The Organization

Business/Arts is Canada’s national association of business leaders who support the arts. Our mission is to strengthen arts and culture in Canada by building partnerships between our business and arts communities. We help arts organizations connect with funders and volunteers in the private sector, communicate the value of investing in the arts through our research, publications and advocacy work, and recognize great business leaders in the arts through our awards program and media partnerships.

 

Responsibilities

National Business/Arts Awards Gala  http://www.bftaawards.com/about/

The Business for the Arts’ Awards Gala is one of Canada’s most prestigious and long-standing events where national arts and business leaders come together to celebrate extraordinary contributions and commitment to the arts sector through philanthropy, unique and innovative partnerships, and volunteerism.

Responsibilities of this position:

  • Act as a Project Lead for the Awards Gala, with support and guidance from the Creative Director, and assist in managing all aspects of the event, including administration, logistics, venue, supplies, entertainment, labour, and vendors
  • Act as main point of contact for guests wanting to buy tables and tickets
  • In collaboration with the CEO, Development Manager and Creative Director help take care of, and steward Awards Gala sponsors, guests, performers, and event supporters
  • Manage volunteer recruitment and oversee volunteers for events
  • Support the awards nomination process and craft jury materials, in partnership with the Creative Director and CEO
  • Assist CEO, Development Manager and Creative Director with the preparation of sponsorship requests and special invitations
  • Manage event invitations, registration intake, confirmations and guest inquiries; Track and regularly update the team on Awards Gala revenue
  • Update Awards Gala contact lists and invite lists and perform data research and data entry
  • Support the CEO, Creative Director and Development Manager in preparing and mailing thank you notes to all table buyers and sponsors

 

Canadian Arts Summit http://www.canadianartssummit.com/

The Summit will bring together extraordinary arts leaders from across the country to consider how Canada’s cultural institutions can meaningfully serve and engage an increasingly diverse range of audiences, communities and stakeholders.

Responsibilities of this position:

  • Provide administrative and logistical support for the Canadian Arts Summit
  • Working with the Canadian Arts Summit Project Director and Creative Director, assist with the event production
  • Assist with the preparation and distribution of Canadian Arts Summit communications in partnership with the Program Director of the Canadian Arts Summit
  • Track and regularly update team on Summit registration numbers
  • Help steward delegates to the Summit, and assist in helping them to register and questions they may have, with support and training from the Canadian Arts Summit
    Program Director
  • Schedule and coordinate Volunteer Steering Committee meetings and social events in partnership with the Creative Director and Program Director for the Canadian Arts Summit
  • Record and prepare meeting minutes
  • Collect headshots and bios for speakers, members, and all guests for the Summit
  • Arrange travel and accommodation for guests and speakers, and other tasks as required
  • Help prepare and send thank you notes to all speakers, moderators, sponsors, etc.
  • Help collect, prepare, and disseminate delegate materials
  • Coordinate the collection and preparation of event website content to be given to our Web Designer to maintain current program information on the website.
  • Assist with the creation and distribution of evaluation surveys for attendees and live stream participants
  • Update database, contact lists, attendance records and committee lists and perform data research and data entry

 

artsScene National   http://www.artsscene.org/

Business for the Arts’ artsScene program is made up of a volunteer network of leading young business professionals under 40 who are dedicated to fostering the growth of the arts through volunteerism and patronage. artsScene currently operates in eleven cities across Canada.

Responsibilities of this position:

  • Be key point person for artsScene volunteer co-Chairs to connect for requests (i.e. website updates, to be implemented by our web designer) and coordinate the program as needed
  • In partnership with our artsScene National Co-Chairs, Communications Coordinator, Creative Director and Designer, provide copy and disseminate marketing material for artsScene events through Eventbrite
  • Maintain, update and manage ticket sales through Eventbrite for artsScene events; let our volunteer teams know how they are doing on ticket sales
  • Assist with the marketing and social media strategy to build online network and national presence of the national artsScene committee activities  
  • Help in the promotion of artsScene local events, working with our Creative Director and artsScene National co-Chairs
  • In collaboration with the Creative Director and National artsScene co-Chairs, schedule and invite artsScene co-Chairs to phone calls
  • Take and send out minutes at artsScene National phone calls to artsScene co-Chairs

 

arts and business exchange  http://www.artsxbusiness.com/

The arts & business exchange (abx) brings together 200 of Canada’s emerging arts & business leaders to discuss latest issues and trends in the arts today and how arts and business leaders can work together collaboratively to strengthen the arts in Canada.

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the events team
  • Assist with the coordination of event logistics, i.e. venue, A/V, catering, entertainment, invitations, event materials (name tags, tent cards, etc.), including working with vendors, and other service providers
  • Organize the dissemination of volunteer steering committee invite letters and schedule meetings
  • In partnership with the Creative Director, help develop agenda and take meeting notes at steering committee meetings
  • Assist with organizing and assembling floorplans, name tags, and place settings.   
  • Provide day of event support (deliveries, set-up, event execution, and tear down)
  • Work on day of itinerary and liaise with vendors and suppliers for event execution
  • Help with guest intake and dietary restrictions
  • Maintain records on event activities, progress and status
  • Assist in updating and maintaining event related contact lists and database records including Mailchimp
  • Support with mass printings, mass mailings and other general administrative tasks
  • Support committee meeting planning and printing needs

 

Support Special Projects – National Events

  • Support the CEO, Creative Director and Business for the Arts team with other BftA special events, including the launch of Culture Track Canada this year, June 20th at the Globe and Mail Centre and artsVest Canada Launch:  
    • Culture Track Canada, a landmark study, spearheaded by Business for the Arts with substantial support from Canadian Arts Summit organizations. Led by LaPlaca Cohen and Nanos Research, it is the first Canadian study of its kind in over two decades to illuminate new insights into the changing behaviours of Canadian cultural audiences.
    • artsVest National Launch:   artsVest™ is Business for the Arts‘ signature matching incentive and sponsorship training program, designed to spark new business sponsorship of arts and culture and to build capacity in Canada’s cultural sector. artsVest provides small- to mid-sized arts and culture organizations with the expertise and tools needed to develop sponsorship opportunities with local business, through in-depth sponsorship training, matching incentive funds and community networking events.

 

Position Requirements

  • At least 2+ years’ experience working in events, preferably within the arts not-for-profit or charitable sector
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in arts management and event management
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in creating and managing events, fundraising, and programs
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (primarily Word and Excel) and Google Apps
  • Strong proofreading skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Interest in, and experience working in the arts and cultural sector
  • Flexible, ability to work in a fast-paced, small and busy environment.
  • A self-starter who will take initiative, help organize others based on the established deliverables determined by the Event Team (Creative Director, Events Coordinator, Creative Designer and Communications Specialist) and keep people on track.
  • French oral and written ability is an asset

 

Compensation:  $40,000 contract position, with the understanding that we would renew on an annual basis.

 

How to Apply

Please address your cover letter, explaining why you believe with your experience and your interests, that you would be a good fit for the position, along with your resume addressed to Raji Aujla, Creative Director,  Business for the Arts.  careers@businessforthearts.org.   

Applications are due February 27th, 2018

 

Successful applicants will be invited to interview with the CEO of Business for the Arts, Nichole Anderson, Creative Director, Raji Aujla, and our National artsVest Program Director, Claire Hefferon Payne.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, due to the high number of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Business for the Arts stimulates a total $656K investment into Nova Scotia’s arts sector through artsVest!

Business for the Arts – with funding support from the Government of Canada and Arts Nova Scotia – invested $200,000 in grants to 84 arts organizations across Nova Scotia through their artsVest program. This initial investment inspired a further investment of $456,391 from the business sector using artsVest’s leveraging model, where small arts organizations are trained to build funding partnerships with business and for every secured partnership raised throughout the program, they are granted matching funds.

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BFTA’s VP, Aida Aydinyan on Leadership and her Acceptance into the Banff Cultural Leadership Program

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I am beyond thrilled and grateful to be part of the first cohort of Banff Centre’s new Cultural Leadership program. This new program addresses an important sectoral issue of leadership development. It is wonderful to see a structured and strategic approach to the program as there is a huge disconnect between the reality of the sectoral need to develop local leaders for transition and the actual ability of the sector overall to address this need.

It is not a secret that in general, we allocate a small percentage of resources to leadership development or infrastructure support and instead focus the bulk of our resources on programs and services. For this exact reason, we shouldn’t be surprised at the idiosyncratic nature of how cultural leaders frequently come to take on leadership roles in our organizations.

The private sector views leadership as a source of competitive advantage, an asset, and is investing in its development accordingly. Whereas in our sector, it is not actively cultivated and mostly happens by accident, luck and/or personal persistence.

I consider it a privilege and a big responsibility to be part of the first year of the program. Our cohort is comprised of 18 cultural leaders who either currently have formal leadership roles or are being prepared to occupy such positions. To my delight, the overwhelming majority of the participants were women. Why is this important? Although women lead the majority of nonprofits, they more often head smaller organizations both in terms of staff and budget or are positioned in mid-management roles at large cultural institutions.

My seventeen brilliant and diverse colleagues came from Whitehorse, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Banff, Lethbridge, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Hamilton, Fredericton and one international participant from Dundee, Scotland. The program was delivered with the help of local and international facilitators, who both inspired and challenged us for five days.

The first session that I attended in November focused on “leadership of self” – looking inward to articulate your personal leadership philosophy or belief system, then situating one’s self in interactions with others.

What is particularly notable about this program is that the logical sequence of the modules is designed like a “Russian Doll” – contextualizing leadership in the context of self, then in the context of the organization, communities, networks, systems, sector, etc.

The proposition here is that you must have a capacity to lead yourself before you can lead others, lead organizations, and lead externally in networks and communities.

As part of our coursework, we were instructed to write our personal leadership commitments. These are mine:

  • I promise to continue leading horizontally and laterally rather than vertically and hieratically, today and every day;
  • I promise to build on my strengths and strive to complement my weaknesses with strengths of others, today and every day;
  • I promise to continue having people at the core of what I do, today and every day;
  • I promise to continue supporting, awakening, nurturing and cherishing my colleagues’ leadership potential and building leaderful organizations, today and every day;
  • I promise to continue my journey in life as a mission, not as a career, today and always.

 

Business for the Arts (BFTA) stimulates a $2.4 million investment into Toronto’s arts sector

 

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Business for the Arts (BFTA) stimulates a $2.4 million investment into Toronto’s arts sector

 

BFTA’s national flagship program artsVest wraps up its two-year cycle in Toronto. Its unique funding model leverages federal and local government funding to trigger direct, private sector contributions to small arts and cultural organizations across the City of Toronto.

 

(Toronto, ON – November 23, 2017) artsVest – with funding support from the Government of Canada and the Toronto Arts Council – invested $660,000 in matching funds and sponsorship training to 179 arts organizations across the City of Toronto. This amount was used to raise a further $1.74M investment from the private sector using artsVest’s one-of-a-kind leveraging model, where small arts organizations are trained to secure corporate sponsorships on their own before they have access to the matching funds. The initial $660,000 investment inspired a further $1.74 million dollar investment from the private sector, raising a total of $2.64 million between 2015 – 2017. This leveraging model resulted in the government’s initial contribution to the sector is more than doubled.

 

The financial investment in the arts sector represents a fraction of artsVest’s larger impact – the program also builds the capacity of arts administrators and organizations through a robust training and mentorship curriculum. Over the two years, the program delivered 293 hours of live hands-on support to groups with little experience or training in sponsorship. A team of over 40 volunteer mentors from across Canada, including David Abel (Art of Time Ensemble) and Clayton Windatt (Aboriginal Curatorial Collective), provided arts administrators with much needed individualized support as they sought to grow their sponsorship programs. 179 arts organizations participated in the program; 131 organizations created over 267 partnerships with the private sector between 2015-2017. Organizations such as VIBE Arts, Imaginative, Roseneath Theatre, and Artbound, among numerous others, have cited the benefits of the powerful funding and training combo that artsVest provides.

 

“As a young organization new to developing and stewarding relationships with business groups, ArtsVest has been an invaluable resource in developing the capacity of our growing team,” says Alexis Kane Speer, Executive Director of The STEPS Initiative. “Drawing on the expertise of ArtsVest mentors and staff, we are proud to have established STEPS’ first multi-year sponsorship.

 

“Toronto Arts Council is pleased to partner with Business for the Arts on artsVest. By empowering small to mid-sized arts organizations and offering them additional tools and skills to build sustainable partnerships with businesses, artsVest is strengthening the sector as a whole. We love programs that offer this kind of impact.” – Claire Hopkinson, Director and CEO, Toronto Arts Council.

 

“Approaching businesses for sponsorship is no easy task, and we are incredibly proud of our Toronto participants for applying the artsVest training and empowering themselves to go out and secure their own sponsorships,” says Aida Aydinyan, Vice President of Business for the Arts.

 

About artsVest

artsVest also operates in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. 1,181 participating artsVest organizations have formed 3,883 partnerships with businesses. These partnerships have generated $16.8M in new private sector investment from $6.6M in matching funds to date and has resulted in an influx of $23.4M to the cultural sector. To read more about the artsVest program, please visit artsvest.com

 

 

For more information, please contact:
Claire Hefferon Payne

National Program Director, artsVest

416 869 3016 x 225

claire@businessforthearts.org

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BftA is looking for an Awards Gala Intern!

Business for the Arts is looking for a dedicated individual to provide administrative, communications, marketing, and logistical support for the Business for the Arts Awards Gala taking place on November 9th at the Art Gallery of Ontario. This position is ideal for a new graduate or entry level candidate interested in working in special events and will work closely with the Events & Partnerships Liaison.

About the Business for the Arts Awards Gala: The Awards Gala is one of Canada’s most prestigious and long-standing events where national arts and business leaders come together to celebrate extraordinary contributions and commitment to the arts sector through philanthropy, unique and innovative partnerships, and volunteerism. This year’s 39th Annual Awards Gala will be held on November 9th at the Art Gallery of Ontario where Canada’s arts and business leaders from across the country will gather for a memorable arts-filled evening.

To apply please email your cover letter and resume to Aida Aydinyan, Vice President, at careers@businessforthearts.org no later than Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at 5 pm EST.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position. Thank you for your interest in Business for the Arts!

BftA is looking for an Events Intern!

Business for the Arts is looking for an energetic individual to provide administrative, communications, marketing, and logistical support for Business for the Arts’ inaugural conference titled The Arts and Business Exchange (ABX), which will be held on November 10th in metro Toronto. This position is ideal for a new graduate or entry level candidate interested in working in events and cultural programming and will work closely with the Program Coordinator.

About the Arts and Business Exchange (ABX): The Arts and Business Exchange is an annual conference that brings together Canada’s emerging arts leaders and business professionals who share a vision to collaborate for the betterment of Canada’s arts and culture ecosystem. This initiative is predicated upon the belief that these influential young leaders — business volunteers, artists, and administrators — can, by working together, develop the strengths required to support Canadian artistic aspirations.

To apply please email your cover letter and resume to Aida Aydinyan, Vice President, at careers@businessforthearts.org no later than Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at 5 pm EST.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position. Thank you for your interest in Business for the Arts!

Business for the Arts’ artsVest program creates impact of $4.45M on Canada’s cultural economy

Business for the Arts – Canada’s only national charitable organization with a mandate to strengthen the arts and culture sectors nationally by building partnerships between the private and cultural sectors – has officially wrapped up its artsVest program for 2016 in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Toronto. With funding support from the Government of Canada, Toronto Arts Council, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ontario Trillium Foundation, B.C. Ministry of Culture (BC Arts Council), City of Kelowna, Saskatchewan Ministry of Culture, and Arts Nova Scotia, $1.16M in matching funds generated $3.29M in sponsorship dollars, for a total impact of $4.45M towards the arts in Canada – meaning every $1.00 invested saw a return of $2.84; more than doubling the impact of the artsVest program in Canada’s arts communities.

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Stream the 2017 Canadian Arts Summit Live!

We are just a few short days away from the 2017 Canadian Arts Summit, CultureNext, taking place May 12-14, 2017 at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, PEI! We invite you to join us via live stream to hear our incredible roster of speakers!

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Business for the Arts launches artsVest training program to arts organizations in PEI, investing $206K to province’s cultural economy

Business for the Arts, Canada’s only national charitable organization with a mandate to strengthen the arts and culture sectors across Canada by building partnerships between the private and cultural sectors, announced today that its artsVest program expands coast to coast, launching province-wide in PEI. With funding support from the Government of Prince Edward Island and the Government of Canada, $206,000 will be invested into the province over the next two years.

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