• It’s Only Make Believe…or is it?
    Only Make Believe (OMB) is a non-profit that creates and performs interactive theatre for children in hospitals and care facilities in New York and Washington DC. OMB is dedicated to the principle that freeing the imagination is a valuable part of the healing process. We send a team of three professional actors into a hospital once […]
  • ESa Architects Builds a World with More Art
    “Leadership by the business world is to re-invent art from being expendable to being essential.” –Earl S. Swensson, FAIA Recognized as one of the 2012 BCA 10, our architectural firm continues to engage in arts partnerships within the community. Our leadership has understood the importance of the arts since the founding of the company by […]
  • Arts and Hospitality: Creating Partnerships in Cultural Tourism in Miami
    This piece by Laura Bruney of the Arts & Business Council of Miami was originally published May 30, 2014 on their blog, The reality of a “divide” between the arts and direct and profitable partnerships with business and specific industries is certainly not a new topic. What is new, however, are ways that arts […]
  • Note to Business Leaders: The Arts Deserve More Than a Nod From Your Philanthropic Budget
    Art groups, whether visual or performing arts groups, come hat in hand to our businesses every day. Those of us who feel extraordinarily generous shell out some funds for a listing in their program or catalogue, or sponsor a performance or program. We often take this from our donations budget, which in order to be tax deductible […]
  • Just stART: How three unique business partnerships intertwined and surpassed all expectations
    “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller ArtsFund, based in Seattle, is a United Arts Fund with the mission to strengthen the community by supporting the arts through leadership, advocacy and grant making. This is our 45th year, and with an updated strategic plan in place, we set […]
  • Arts Brookfield’s New Global Showcase Sets Art Free
    For 25 years Arts Brookfield has ‘set art free’ for the public with free cultural experiences at Brookfield’s premier properties throughout the world. Last October, to celebrate our 25th Anniversary, Arts Brookfield launched Art Set Free, an unprecedented global arts showcase that’s on a mission to raise awareness about the importance of free public art […]
  • Art is Everywhere. Why not use it to strengthen your workforce?
    “When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.” -Betty Bender My name is Amy Webb, the newest member of the Americans for the Arts staff and the Director of Arts & Business Council of New York, and I’m so excited to kick off this week’s Unique Business Partnerships blog […]
  • Intro to the Arts Programs Enhanced by Vans Custom Culture Grants
    Earlier this summer, you may have read Kristen Engerbretsen’s, Americans for the Arts’ Education Program Manager, blog post about the final event of the 2013-14 Vans Custom Culture program in NYC. It was an exciting, inspiring and high-octane event honoring some of the most innovative shoe designs I have ever seen. Being able to spend […]

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