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Getting Big Results from pARTnerships with Small and Midsize Businesses

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Did you know that in 2009, 69 percent of business support for the arts came from businesses with annual revenues of less than $1 million dollars and that another 24 percent came from businesses with less than $50 million in annual revenue? And that 56 percent of the surveyed companies reported that they’d never been asked to support an arts organization?

The BCA Report: 2010 National Survey of Business Support for the Arts

 

Small and midsize businesses and arts organizations know these partnerships advance the arts, business and communities.

 

“Some of our best partners are the small and midsized companies in our community. These are the creative firms and family-owned businesses that are absolutely committed to supporting a high quality of life for their employees and families, and they understand that arts education and arts organizations are critical for a strong economic future.”

-Jeff Hawthorne, Director of Community Affairs, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, Oregon

 

“Printing Partners understands that a strong and vibrant arts community is good for business. Our arts organizations, through performances and educational outreach, promote a creative environment that attracts business, creates jobs, and promotes life long learning.”

-Michael O’Brien, President, Printing Partners, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Want to learn more?  Read tips on partnering with small and midsize business in our newest tool-kit.

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