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South Carolina bank completes significant endowment pledge to local art museum
Feb 04, 2014 0 Comments
The Palmetto Bank of South Carolina has completed a $250,000 endowment pledge, initially made in 2008, to the Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The funds will support the museum’s permanent art collection...
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Pro sports could be your arts organization’s next power play
Jan 30, 2014 0 Comments
Banks, industrial manufacturers, energy and technology giants—these often become the “usual suspects” when arts organizations seek to build partnerships with businesses. But for some arts organizations, a major opportunity may...
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The Dallas Cowboys bring art to gameday through the Dallas Cowboys Art Program
Jan 29, 2014 0 Comments
(Photo credit: Franz Ackerman, "Coming Home and (Meet Me) at the Waterfall (2009)", acrylic on wall, courtesy of Dallas Art Program.)   Continuing our pro sports week salute to Super Bowl XLVIII, we present the Dallas Cowboys...
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ArtsKC and the Kansas City Chiefs highlight intersects between art and sports
Jan 28, 2014 0 Comments
(Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Chiefs.)   Continuing our week-long series devoted to arts and the business of professional sports (in the spirit of Super Bowl XLVIII), the following video clip from our friends at ArtsKC...
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Edward Jones Donates Over $766K to Support Arts and Arts Education in St. Louis
Jan 06, 2014 0 Comments
The Arts and Education Council (A&E), the St. Louis region’s United Arts Fund, recently announced that Edward Jones has donated more than $766,700 this year in support of arts and arts education organizations throughout the 16-...
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The Dallas Symphony Takes on the Texas Instruments Challenge
Dec 09, 2013 0 Comments
Texas Instruments Inc., the Texas Instruments Foundation and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra have united, once again, to create the “Texas Instrument Challenge,” a partnership designed to ensure the orchestra’s sustainability...
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Kimmel Center Partners With SEI to Unveil New 'SEI Innovation Studio'
Nov 15, 2013 0 Comments
(Photo courtesy of KimmelCenter.org.)   The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and financial services company SEI announce today the unveiling of the SEI Innovation Studio with a new architectural Spruce Street entrance...
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Houston Arts Alliance Launches Arts & Business Council of Greater Houston
Nov 05, 2013 0 Comments
Houston Arts Alliance is launching the Arts & Business Council of Greater Houston as an initiative to create more sustainable arts organizations, build stronger support for the arts by businesses and share knowledge and best...
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The Kansas City Chiefs Tackle the World of Art
Sep 12, 2013 0 Comments
Recently, I attended the opening of the Kansas City Chiefs’ new art installation at Arrowhead Stadium.  Initiated by Sharron Hunt,  and developed with assistance from local experts Jacqueline Chanda, President of the Kansas City...
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Books and Books: A Creative Business That Supports the Arts
Aug 08, 2013 0 Comments
Miami native Mitchell Kaplan sits surrounded by books.  In a time when the number of independent booksellers dropped from over 6,000 to just under 2,000, Kaplan has successfully built an arts and business hybrid that is Books...
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Arts and Community Development: Connections Matter to Funders
Jun 27, 2013 0 Comments
As corporate giving for the arts turns a corner post-recession, arts organizations like ours, the National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF), view the development with cautious optimism. Every three years, Business Committee for...
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Coffee Connoisseurs Give a Jolt to Philly Neighborhood
May 28, 2013 0 Comments
Future home of the Coulter Street Supply Co. (Photo credit, coulterstsupply.co.)   Germantown, northwest Philadelphia is an area rich in historic sites and beautiful buildings from the colonial era. Yet despite its charming...
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Making the Arts in Rural Oregon Their Business
Mar 01, 2013 0 Comments
In 2002, jobs were scarce in rural, isolated Baker City, OR, population 10,000. My husband and I decided to dedicate ourselves to growing our 20-year-old company, Chaves Consulting, Inc. from providing two jobs to creating 100...
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Supporting the Arts in Style
Jan 31, 2013 0 Comments
From the outside, Caramel Boutique is one of several other shops, salons and cafes along Washington, DC’s U Street, but inside, Caramel is anything but your average clothing store.  While they stock international, national and...
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