artsVest ™ is a sponsorship training and matching fund incentive program designed to stimulate innovative business sponsorship and corporate engagement in arts and culture.

The program helps build healthy, prosperous and creative communities across Canada by training small and mid-sized arts and heritage organizations on how to forge successful, long-term partnerships with the private sector. In addition, artsVest provides matching incentive grants for new sponsorships raised by participating organizations to spark local business support of arts and heritage.

Business for the Arts will bring the artsVest program to communities committed to supporting and developing their cultural assets. In order for an arts organization to qualify for artsVest matching funds, its municipality or province must be a designated artsVest community. To learn more about the eligibility requirements and application process for bringing artsVest to your community, please contact Claire Hefferon, National Program Director, at (416) 869-3016, ext. 225 or c_hefferon@businessforthearts.org.

The artsVest program is generously funded by Canadian Heritage, the Government of Ontario, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Government of British Columbia and Arts Nova Scotia. 

How artsVest Works

How to Apply

How Matching Funds Are Distributed

artsVest Program Timelines

artsVest Fact Sheet

artsVest Fact Sheet (French)