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Building Corporate Partnerships is All About Relationships
Mar 14, 2013 0 Comments
At last month’s Arts & Business Council of Chicago’s workshop, we learned that the secret to building cultural corporate partnerships is that there are no secrets. In fact, the core strategy is as basic as building a strong...
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Design Thinking Needed in Collaborative Workplace
Mar 07, 2013 0 Comments
Fostering and managing innovation is a continuous challenge for businesses. To meet this challenge it is critical to build a workplace culture that supports failure as an inevitability on the path to innovation. Artists and designers...
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Creative Partnerships: Strategies for Collaboration
Feb 07, 2013 0 Comments
A new generation of arts development calls for new conversations about how to engage stakeholders and cultivate resources to support artistic activity. It’s clear that as public investment dwindles relative to industry growth...
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8 Tips for Courting Influencers The Art Basel Way
Dec 20, 2012 0 Comments
The 2012 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, which ended on December 9, featured the perfect marriage of arts and business. Hundreds of high-end companies hosted private parties; pop up exhibitions and roving ads on cars, carts...
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Introducing Flywheel, Sacramento's First Arts Incubator
Dec 06, 2012 0 Comments
On June 1, the Arts & Business Council (ABC) of Sacramento launched Flywheel, the region’s first creative economy incubator.   For 25 years, ABC of Sacramento has run the Business Volunteers for the Arts program, facilitating...
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A Shared Mandate: Forging Business-Arts Partnerships in Dallas
Oct 09, 2012 0 Comments
The Business Council for the Arts has been around for 25 years, building “corporate investment and opportunities in the arts.” It became apparent [September 25] that its new partner, Mayor Mike Rawlings, shares that mandate...
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Mentorship and Funding: A Partnership for the Arts
Sep 13, 2012 0 Comments
At her 1985 retirement, after 20 years as founding director of the Arts & Business Council, Sybil Simon chose as her legacy a program which helped diversify the nonprofit arts sector.  This program took the form of The Multicultural...
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Arts Mean Business - Conversations in Local Communities
Sep 05, 2012 0 Comments
In a conversation centered on the pARTnership Movement and how businesses can partner with the arts to strengthen the economic vitality of Long Island, East End Arts is hosting Americans for the Arts’ own Emily Peck as keynote...
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Private Sector Survey Says. . .
Aug 17, 2012 0 Comments
Are you interested in learning what our business-focused affiliates have been paying attention to this year?   Respondents of the annual Private Sector Survey were asked to answer questions regarding their programs and initiatives...
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Demonstrating the Arts as a Key Component to the Local Economy
Aug 09, 2012 0 Comments
Just like most small to medium-sized metro areas around the country, Harrisburg, PA has not always fully capitalized on the power of its local arts scene. About eighteen months ago the Cultural Enrichment Fund (CEF), the region’s...
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Brewing Up Great Partnerships in Eugene, Oregon
Aug 08, 2012 0 Comments
The Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene (ABAE) celebrated great local partnerships at their BRAVA awards breakfast. Watch the video to learn why Ninkasi Brewery partners with local musicians.   Check out videos of more...
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Corporate Culture Goes Cultural
Aug 02, 2012 0 Comments
A sample of the pieces created by employees of The Standard. (Photo by Liang Liang)   I’m not going to lie, I really don’t know much about visual art. It’s embarrassing as an “arts” administrator because my brother is an accomplished...
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Bringing Together Arts, Culture, and the Law
Jul 27, 2012 0 Comments
“It’s easy for me to be passionate about producing beautiful photography. It’s a lot harder to get excited about the mundane details of running my photography business. This conference was an excellent source of information on...
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Connecting the Dots: Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville
Jul 16, 2012 0 Comments
Connie Valentine, CEO of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville talks about forging meaningful partnerships between arts and business in Nashville Arts Magazine.    Read an excerpt from the article where Connie discusses...
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