News

Arts and business news from around the country.

RSS

Ten Years, Ten Ways the BCA 10 are Building Arts Partnerships

Posted by Patrick O'Herron
0 Comments
Ten Years, Ten Ways the BCA 10 are Building Arts Partnerships

The 2014 BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America honorees are:

 

AC Entertainment (Knoxville, TN)
BBVA Compass (Birmingham, AL)
Brookfield (New York, NY)
Brooks Resources Corporation (Bend, OR)
Classical Movements, Inc. (Alexandria, VA)
Edward Jones (St. Louis, MO)
Hallmark Cards (Kansas City, MO)
Milliken & Company (Spartanburg, SC)
PECO (Philadelphia, PA)
Thrivent Financial (Appleton, WI)

 

BCA LEADERSHIP AWARD
Frederic C. Hamilton, Chairman, The Hamilton Companies (Denver, CO)

 

BCA HALL OF FAME
John Deere
(Moline, IL)

 

Join us on October 1, 2014 for the BCA 10 gala to celebrate ten years... that's right, TEN YEARS of outstanding arts and business partnerships! Visit the BCA 10 website for information on tickets and sponsorship of the BCA 10 in honor of this ten-year milestone, or show your support of business partnerships with the arts by purchasing an ad in the 2014 BCA 10 gala program.

 

In celebration of ten years of the BCA 10, we've highlighted ten of the many ways BCA 10 honorees have been shaking up the arts world, one partnership at a time. Congratulations to all BCA 10 honoree companies, past and present!

 

Over the past ten years, the BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America have been...

 

1.      Building new audiences by presenting art in unexpected places.
Yutaka Sone, Mt. 66 Dice-toss, 2005; image courtesy of the Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Skiing Company.

 

  

2.       Engaging employees through the arts.

Golden celebrates Paint Day, an opportunity for all staff to paint and take workshops from the professional artists of the Golden Certified Working Artists Program; image courtesy of Golden Artist Colors, Inc.

 

3.       Providing access to arts education programs.
Aetna helped to create The Adventures of Little Noodle, produced by the Center for Puppetry Arts, part of the Center's Healthy Children/Prevent Childhood Obesity Initiative; image courtesy of Aetna.

 

4.       Fostering arts in healing and arts in wellness initiatives.
Stone carving used to teach veterans with emotional trauma and their families as part of The Kentucky Center's Arts in Healing program, sponsored by Humana Inc.; image courtesy of Humana Inc.

 

5.       Enriching communities through the arts.

Crowds flock to the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts, where hundreds of Devon employees volunteer each year; image courtesy of Devon Energy Corporation.

 

6.       Utilizing the arts to enhance brand and reach new customers.
2011 South Texas Photo Contest Brochure/Call for Entry, sponsored by First Community Bank; image courtesy of First Community Bank.

 

7.       Contributing to the economy through the arts.
The Masco Corporation Foundation awarded a $200,000 lead challenge grant to support the launch of the Creative State MI report in May 2010, which documents the power of arts and culture on the economy; image courtesty of Masco Corporation.

 

8.       Bringing the arts into the workplace to foster creative thinking and innovation.
Nearly 100,000 people enter Corporate Office Properties Trust's buildings each day and virtually all have art in them; image courtesy of Corporate Office Properties Trust.

 

9.       Providing financial support and matching employee contributions to the arts.
Brown-Forman presents a check to the Louisville Ballet; image courtesy of Brown-Forman Corporation.

 

10.   Championing arts leadership.

Senior Director of Microsoft Citizenship & Public Affairs Akhtar Badshah speaks in support of the arts at the 2012 Arts Fund luncheon; image courtesy of Microsoft.

Related
Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

More News

BCA 10 Spotlight: AC Entertainment in Knoxville, Tennessee
Nov 14, 2017 0 Comments
Known as one of the foremost concert promoters and festival producers in the United States, AC Entertainment celebrates the arts by bringing first-class live entertainment experiences to music lovers from around the world. Founded...
Go to full post
BCA 10 Spotlight: Scholastic Inc., New York City
Nov 09, 2017 0 Comments
“Creative, innovative thinking, the hallmark of artists and writers, is fundamental to building economic strength, and new and better ways of seeing the world. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards validates the creativity of students...
Go to full post
BCA 10 Spotlight: Duke Energy in Charlotte, North Carolina
Nov 07, 2017 0 Comments
“Duke Energy is committed to supporting the vitality of the communities we serve. That includes introducing our young people to the arts at an early age—study after study shows that children benefit immensely from exposure to...
Go to full post
BCA 10 Spotlight: Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Missouri
Nov 02, 2017 0 Comments
At Hallmark Cards, art is an essential component of the company’s DNA. From its founding in the early 20th century, Hallmark has fostered creative environments both inside and outside the workplace, and has been particularly...
Go to full post
BCA 10 Spotlight: Bacardi in Coral Gables, Florida
Oct 31, 2017 0 Comments
“Supporting the arts within the cities and towns where we live and work is our way of giving back at Bacardi. This sense of corporate responsibility has been at our foundation since the Bacardi company was created more than 151...
Go to full post
BCA 10 Spotlight: Microsoft in Redmond, Washington
Oct 26, 2017 0 Comments
“Microsoft is honored to support arts and culture organizations across the U.S. and around the world, which provide so much richness to all of our communities.” -Lori Harnick, General Manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs...
Go to full post
BCA 10 Spotlight: Yum! Brands in Louisville, Kentucky
Oct 24, 2017 0 Comments
“At Yum! Brands, we believe in the power of the arts to educate, inspire and empower all students, especially those who are classified as ‘at-risk’.  Working with our local Fund for Arts organization we created the Yum! Family...
Go to full post
BCA 10 Spotlight: Turner Broadcasting System in Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 20, 2017 0 Comments
“Turner Voices, our company’s signature corporate philanthropy program, marries our deep ties to our Atlanta hometown with our commitment to next-generation storytellers and their power to impact our community in profoundly positive...
Go to full post
It’s a Celebration! The 2017 BCA 10 Gala: Best Businesses That Partner with the Arts
Oct 19, 2017 0 Comments
On October 11th, business and arts leaders gathered at the iconic Central Park Boathouse in New York City to honor the best businesses partnering with the arts in America at the annual BCA 10 Awards. Now in its 13th year, this...
Go to full post
BCA 10 Spotlight: AutoZone, Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee
Oct 18, 2017 0 Comments
"Even as AutoZone has evolved over the last 36 years, we’ve maintained a steadfast commitment to our hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Leadership and active participation in our region’s arts and culture are essential to community...
Go to full post
The Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts are Featured in Forbes
Oct 11, 2017 0 Comments
This year's BCA 10 honorees are using the arts to meet business goals in moving ways. We are proud to recognize them with an ad in the 100th Anniversay Issue of Forbes, "100 Greatest Business Minds" (page 169, September 28)...
Go to full post
Hear from the Business Leaders of the 2017 BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts
Oct 02, 2017 0 Comments
Now that you have read about this year’s BCA 10 honorees, let’s take the time to meet the leaders. These business executives, representing a range of industries from hotels to healthcare to retail, are inspiring. Support them...
Go to full post
2012 BCA 10 Winning Tampa Bay Times Spreads Joy of Literature with Times Festival of Reading
Sep 28, 2017 0 Comments
Every fall, the Tampa Bay Times marketing department produces a celebration of the literary arts known as the Times Festival of Reading. This one day event draws thousands of book lovers, as well as famous authors from across...
Go to full post
2011 BCA Winning Law Firm, Baker Botts L.L.P., Says the Arts Are Essential
Sep 26, 2017 0 Comments
A major supporter of the arts since the 19th century, Baker Botts, an international law firm, strives to be a good corporate citizen, helping arts organizations thrive and providing opportunities for its employees and clients...
Go to full post

Already a partner?

Already a partner?

Learn easy ways to take your partnership to a new level.

Use our ads locally

Use our ads locally

View The pARTnership Movement ad campaign and find ways to use the ads.

pARTnership videos

pARTnership videos

Watch and share our videos from The pARTnership Movement.

Partnership ideas

Partnership ideas

Inspire employees with tickets to the ballet or a concert.

Are you an arts group?

Are you an arts group?

Get listed in our searchable directory.

Recruit talent

Recruit talent

Employees want to live and work in a vibrant community.