Whew—what a week it’s been! In case you missed it, we’ve been hosting a blog salon on ARTSblog this week, dedicated to showcasing unique arts and business partnerships. These partnerships are helping businesses engage their employees, attract and retain top-notch talent, evoke creativity in critical thinking and problem solving in the workplace, and adding to the vibrancy of the communities in which they operate. We’ve heard from past and present BCA 10 honorees including Arts Brookfield, Earl Swensson Associates, Golden Artist Colors, Hallmark Cards, Shugoll Research and Travelers—significant voices, as these businesses have been named the best businesses partnering with the arts in America. We’ve also heard from our private sector network—ArtsFund, the Arts & Business Councils of Miami and New York, and Business for Culture & the Arts, to name a few—our army of locals who champion the benefits of arts to business everyday in their own communities. We’ve also heard inspiring stories from many other businesses and organizations who are striving to build and strengthen these arts and business partnerships in their own cities and regions. I welcome to all to join me on ARTSblog for the remainder of this week’s blog salon, and to continually check The pARTnership Movement for the latest news content and success stories from which to garner inspiration! Remember, when arts and businesses partner, everyone profits.
Have an interesting arts and business partnership you'd like to tell us about? We collect blog content year-round to promote nationally on The pARTnership Movement and ARTSblog. Contact Patrick O'Herron, Business Committee for the Arts Coordinator, for details.