artsVest is Business for the Arts’ national flagship program that works directly with small to mid-sized arts organizations, equipping them with in-depth training, tools and mentorship relationships. These components are thoughtfully created to build sustainable partnerships between arts and businesses and to spark sponsorship opportunities. As an added incentive, artsVest participants can apply for matching grants – for every one dollar raised in sponsorship, Business for the Arts will match it with another dollar – doubling their sponsorship opportunity. The program will continue to operate in Toronto for 2017.
This year’s program launched in October 2016 with over 160 arts managers across the City in attendance. Workshop attendees were invited to apply for the artsVest program in December and local juries approved 91 arts organizations early in 2017. To view the list of the artsVest Toronto organizations for 2017, click here. To be kept informed about the next artsVest program cycle, please sign up to the Business for the Arts newsletter here.
The artsVest program in Toronto is made possible with funding from the Government of Canada and the Toronto Arts Council.