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Why the Arts are Essential to Industry 4.0
Jul 07, 2017 0 Comments
We are on the precipice of industry 4.0, or the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where interconnected devices, systems and artificial intelligence utilize analytics to provide greater decision making capacity. The advancements will...
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Businesses Are Looking Towards the Arts for Employee Engagement & Creativity, According to New Survey by The Conference Board & Americans for the Arts
Jul 05, 2017 0 Comments
Only 28 percent of companies attempted to measure the business or societal impact of arts contributions   Friday, June 30, 2017   NEW YORK, NY — As employee engagement becomes a priority for companies, many of them are turning...
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Announcing the 2017 BCA Leadership Award and BCA pARTnership Award Honorees
Jun 29, 2017 0 Comments
Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce the BCA Leadership Award and the *new* BCA pARTnership Award honorees for 2017.  The awards are presented annually by the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), a division of Americans...
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What Do El Dorado, Tulsa, Oak Park, and San Carlos All Have in Common?
Jun 28, 2017 0 Comments
They understand that the arts contribute to the economy and quality of life.    Small towns across America are realizing the potential of the arts to reenergize economies, rebrand districts, and revitalize neighborhood infrastructure...
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The Arts Mean Business
Jun 27, 2017 0 Comments
It’s a tough world out there for nonprofit arts organizations, and only those with savvy business skills employed within a social value-maximizing framework survive. However, for some reason, arts organizations are not perceived...
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Study Demonstrates That Nonprofit Arts Are An Economic, Employment Powerhouse
Jun 22, 2017 0 Comments
A new national study by Americans for the Arts finds that the nation’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion in economic activity in 2015—$63.8 billion in spending by arts and cultural organizations and...
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2017 BCA Survey of Business Support for the Arts Webcast
Jun 19, 2017 0 Comments
As employee engagement becomes a priority for companies, many of them are turning to the arts in an effort to fuel attraction and retention. The latest BCA Survey of Business Support for the Arts, Business Contributions to the...
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Tech Realizes Business Potential in Emerging Playwrights
Jun 15, 2017 0 Comments
America has over 57 million podcast listeners monthly – roughly 21% of the population.   As a result, media tech businesses are seeking to understand how they can create ear-catching narrative that resonates with these audiences...
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Impact Investing in the Arts – Bringing Arts and Business Together for Economic and social Impact
Jun 13, 2017 0 Comments
The impact investing community is starting to realize that the arts and business are one – both seeking to utilize finite resources to create returns beyond profit.   “Artists are entrepreneurs who need to access the right...
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Coca-Cola Celebrates Local Artists in 10 Artists, 10 Bottles Exhibition
Jun 09, 2017 0 Comments
Atlanta has long been touted as a cultural hub, given frequent national nods towards its rap, hip-hop and now, film and TV scene.  Given the onset of a slew of pop-culture phenomena like Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” and the undeniably...
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Former Bank of America Executive Vice President, Walter B. Elcock, says the arts build managerial skills
Jun 06, 2017 0 Comments
According to Walter B. Elcock, former Executive Vice President of the BCA 10 awarded Bank of America and current President of the Dallas Museum of Art, regularly attending art events gives aspiring managers a competitive advantage...
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Superstore Hits Art Enthusiasts’ Biggest Target: Their Wallets
Jun 02, 2017 0 Comments
It is easy to spot one of Target’s many commercials when they appear on television. They are always filled with various shapes, vivacious colors, and catchy music that is sometimes matched with a short choreographed dance. There...
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From Technology to Art and Performance, Apple Stores Offering Arts Experiences
May 30, 2017 0 Comments
We love seeing hugely successful corporations display thoughtful consideration on integrating the arts into their business in a way that reflects so many ideals of the pARTnership Movement.   And Apple is no exception.   It’s...
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pARTnership Movement Profiles: A Singing Media Mogul and a Choreographing Management Consultant
May 26, 2017 0 Comments
We have covered it here before, CEOs and business leaders who find their artistic practice very integral in the success of running their business. Let’s cover two more leaders who have proven that arts and business do indeed...
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