Media Room

Welcome to the Media Room of Business for the Arts

We welcome all media requests and enquiries, including requests for interviews, research and program data, and print-quality images. For all the latest news and information on our programs, events and initiatives across Canada, please click on the links below:

2015 Press Releases

November 19, 2015 – Business for the Arts and Toronto Arts Council celebrate $2.67 million economic impact of 2013-2015 artsVest™ program in Toronto

September 30, 2015 – 2015 Canadian Arts and Business Awards Sets The Stage For Inaugural Peter Herrndorf Arts Leadership Award

June 25, 2015 – Business for the Arts announces Philip Taylor as recipient of Edmund C. Bovey Award | L’association Les affaires pour les arts annonce que Philip Taylor est le lauréat du prix Edmund C. Bovey

June 25, 2015 – Business for the Arts announces Montreal’s Jan-Fryderyk Pleszczynski as the recipient of the Arnold Edinborough Award for volunteerism in the arts | L’association Les affaires pour les arts annonce que le Montréalais Jan-Fryderyk Pleszczynski est le lauréat du prix Arnold Edinborough récompensant son action bénévole dans les arts

May 25, 2015 – Business for the Arts awards $110,000 in matching incentives and sponsorship training to five new Ontario communities

April 7, 2015 – Business for the Arts report shows more than half of Canadians favour businesses that invest in arts and culture

March 26, 2015 – Business for the Arts and The Banff Centre to host 18th Annual Canadian Arts Summit in Toronto

2014 Press Releases

Nov. 3, 2014 – Canada AM co-host Marci Ien to host 2014 Canadian Arts and Business Awards

Sept. 30, 2014 – Business for the Arts announces 2014 arts and business partnership awards

Sept. 16, 2014 – Saskatchewan’s RuBarb Productions and K+S Potash Canada win Business for the Arts’ artsVest™ Outstanding Partnership Award

Sept. 5, 2014 – Business for the Arts celebrates $5 million impact of 2013-2014 artsVest™ program across Canada

Sept. 4, 2014 – Business for the Arts welcomes 44 arts and culture groups to 2014-2015 artsVest™ program in Nova Scotia

List of 2014-2015 artsVest Nova Scotia arts and culture organizations

August 26, 2014 – Business for the Arts successfully wraps 2013-2014 artsVest™ program in Saskatchewan; launches 2014-2015 program with 59 arts and culture organizations receiving matching incentives and sponsorship training

List of 2014-2015 artsVest Saskatchewan arts and culture organizations

July 30, 2014 – Business for the Arts celebrates impact of artsVest™ program in Nova Scotia

July 17, 2014 – Business for the Arts announces The Hon. Hilary M. Weston as recipient of Edmund C. Bovey Award; Chris Farias to receive Arnold Edinborough Award

May 28, 2014 – Business for the Arts celebrates impact of artsVest™ program in Toronto

May 5, 2014 – Business for the Arts launches second year of artsVest™ in Nova Scotia

May 1, 2014 – Business for the Arts awards $278,000 in matching incentives and sponsorship training to five Ontario communities

April 2, 2014 – Business for the Arts granted four-year investment by Ontario Trillium Foundation to expand artsVest™ program

January 22, 2014 – Business for the Arts awards $287,350 in matching incentives and sponsorship training to 82 arts, culture and heritage groups in British Columbia

List of participating artsVest B.C. organizations for 2013-2014

December 10, 2013
Business for the Arts and Arts Nova Scotia welcome 26 arts, culture and heritage groups in Nova Scotia to participate in artsVest™ program

List of participating Nova Scotia Arts Organizations for 2013-2014

November 6, 2013
Canadian jazz icon Molly Johnson to host 2013 Business for the Arts Partnership Awards
October 29, 2013
Business for the Arts awards $330,000 in matching incentives and sponsorship training to 32 arts and culture groups in Saskatchewan

artsVest Saskatchewan 2013-2014 Pre-approved Organizations

October 8, 2013
Business for the Arts announces 2013 recipients of business and arts partnership awards
September 30, 2013
Business for the Arts to launch artsVest™ in Nova Scotia
August 14, 2013
Business for the Arts celebrates impact of artsVest™ program across Canada
August 14, 2013
L’association Les affaires pour les arts célèbre la réussite du programme artsVestMD sur l’ensemble du Canada

artsVest Calgary Backgrounder

artsVest Winnipeg Backgrounder

artsVest Saskatchewan Backgrounder

Document d’information sur artsVest™ Saskatchewan

artsVest Vancouver Backgrounder

July 3, 2013
BftA announces 2013 winners of Edmund C. Bovey Award and Arnold Edinborough Award
July 3, 2013
L’association Les affaires pour les arts annonce les lauréats des prix Edmund C. Bovey et Arnold Edinborough
May 27, 2013
artsVest™ Saskatchewan renewed for another two years
May 16, 2013
BftA and Toronto Arts Council announce launch of artsVest Toronto
May 7, 2013
Business and arts organizations celebrate 2011-2013 success of artsVest™ in Saskatchewan
April 16, 2013
BftA announces seven new artsVest Ontario Communities for 2013-14

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About Business for the Arts

Founded in 1974, 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.