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The pARTnership Movement essay series

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All across the country, today’s most innovative businesses are using the arts to help them meet some of their most difficult and vital objectives.

Americans for the Arts is proud to release The pARTnership Movement essay series! These case studies profile successful business-arts partnerships from across the nation and the benefits to those businesses by way of engaging employees, enhancing their brand, and building vibrant communities. Each of the 8 essays illustrates one of The pARTnership Movement's 8 reasons businesses partner with the arts and will serve to reaffirm the business benefits of building lasting partnerships with the arts.

 

The pARTnership Movement essays will be released individually beginning in late June 2015, and will be available to download from this page.

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Recruit and Retain Talent

Make your community—and your company—more attractive to current and future employees by partnering with arts organizations to create a vibrant cultural scene.

 

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Find more examples of businesses who have successfully partnered with the arts to recruit and retain talent.

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Put Your Company in the Spotlight

Build your market share, enhance your brand, and reach new customers by partnering with the arts to put your business in the spotlight.

 

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Find more examples of companies who have succesfully partnered with the arts to put their business in the spotlight.

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Advance Corporate Objectives & Strategies

Use the arts to communicate important messages to customers, employees, and other stakeholders.

 

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Find more examples of how buinesses can partner with the arts to communicate messages in a creative and impactful way.

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Foster Critical Thinking

Help employees stimulate the critical thinking needed to advance business goals by partnering with the arts.

 

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Find more examples of companies who partnered with the arts to foster critical thinking among employees.

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Engage Your Employees

Use arts partnerships to inspire and engage employees so that they are able to achieve their full potential.

 

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Find more examples of companies who partnered with the arts to engage employees.

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Say Thanks

Inspire your employees by providing access to arts experiences that show your appreciation for their contributions.

 

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Find more examples of companies who partnered with the arts to say thanks.

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Embrace Diversity & Team Building

Facilitate the creation of a strong corporate culture that fosters creativity while providing opportunities for employees to strengthen interdepartmental relationships, exchange ideas and broaden their networks.

 

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Find more examples of companies who partnered with the arts to embrace diversity and team building.

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Contribute to the Economy & Quality of Life

The arts create jobs, spur urban renewal, attract new businesses, generate tourism revenue, and foster an environment that appeals to a skilled and educated workforce. By partnering with arts organizations, you can strengthen the health and vitality of our neighborhoods, cities, states, and nation.

 

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Find more examples of companies who partnered with the arts to contribute to the economy and quality of life.

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