Tools & Resources


Americans for the Arts offers a variety of toolkits, workbooks, workshops and learning opportunities to support the development of creative arts and business partnerships. Explore our digital resources that offer best practices and inspiration to strengthen the connection between arts and businesses in your community. 


In-Person Workshops

Want to help your local business community build its capacity to partner with the arts? Through our local pARTnership Movement workshop program, Americans for the Arts can come directly to you and your community to help you get started.

Our 1- to 3-hour workshops are customizable depending on the audience and its interests, covering a range of topics including arts and business 101, relationship building, employee engagement, and program building. Longer training sessions are available. We can focus on a group’s special interest area, such as partnering with the arts to further economic development, or arts advocacy efforts in a community.

Workshops and trainings can be combined with other conversations to help position cross-sector partnerships. We are available to meet with your chamber of commerce, public sector, and foundation partners; in conversation or at events.

Whether your audience is artists, arts administrators, local business leaders, or a combination of all three, Americans for the Arts is ready and willing to provide quality consulting and training for your community. Contact our team for more information.

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Online Learning

We offer on-demand professional development programming through ArtsU, Americans for the Arts' online education forum for arts professionals to gain new skills, knowledge, and connections to further their personal and organizational goals