A new initiative launched this month in Phoenix, AZ to showcase and inspire business engagement with the arts: ArtWORKS PHX. ArtWORKS PHX is Phoenix’s fresh, digital arts and business campaign that encourages local businesses to tell their story of arts partnership and connects businesses to arts resources.
Modeled after the pARTnership Movement with the interest of attracting employees, inspiring creative, and fostering collaboration, this site, organized by Phoenix Community Alliance, joins Americans for the Arts' national drive to promote arts in the workplace.
Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and arts boutique hotel Found:RE are just a few local businesses that have joined on-board showing arts integration is core to their business models. The site already features several case studies of many unique and wise businesses.
When discussing timing and inspiration, Phoenix Community Alliance Executive Director Devney Preuss said, “The timing for launching ArtWORKS PHX couldn’t be more perfect. After months of election campaign coverage, people are ready for something different. They need inspiration."