Business for the Arts awards $175,000 to 26 arts and cultural groups in Vancouver

Business for the Arts, Canada’s national association of business leaders who support the arts, has announced the pre-approved artsVest™ participants in Vancouver. artsVest is a sponsorship training and matching incentive program of Business for the Arts and delivered in Vancouver with funding support from Canadian Heritage and the B.C. Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. The program’s goal is to assist small- to medium-sized arts and culture organizations in the development of new and mutually beneficial partnerships with local businesses.

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Business for the Arts announces first-year results of national artsVest™ program

Business for the Arts, Canada’s national association of business leaders who support the arts, has announced the first-year results of its national artsVest™ program. artsVest is a sponsorship training and matching incentive program of Business for the Arts delivered with funding from Canadian Heritage, provincial and city partners, and in-kind support from partner arts councils and cultural organizations in each province and city.

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Government announces successful first year for artsVest in Saskatchewan

Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Kevin Doherty announced today that partnerships between arts organizations and local businesses have generated $1.17 million for the province’s cultural economy. These are the first-year results of the 2011-2012 artsVest™ program in Saskatchewan – a partnership program with Business for the Arts, Canada’s national association of business leaders who support the arts.

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Business for the Arts celebrates impact of artsVest™ program in 10 Ontario communities

Business for the Arts, Canada’s national association of business leaders who support the arts, announced today the successful completion of the artsVest™ program in Markham, Hamilton, Barrie, Guelph and Huntsville, and the next round of pre-approved participants in Elliot Lake, Midland, North Bay, Ottawa and Windsor.

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Saskatchewan’s La Troupe du Jour wins Business for the Arts’ inaugural artsVest™ Outstanding Partnership Award

Business for the Arts, Canada’s national association of business leaders who support the arts, announced that Saskatoon French-language theatre company La Troupe du Jour received the first-ever artsVest Outstanding Partnership Award at the National Business for the Arts Partnership Awards, held October 4 at the Carlu in Toronto.

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Business for the Arts launches artsVest™ in Vancouver

Business for the Arts, Canada’s only national association of business leaders who support the arts, has partnered with Canadian Heritage, the B.C. Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, and the City of Vancouver to bring the artsVest program to Vancouver in 2012-2013.

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Read Laura Adlers’ blog post about artsVest program

Laura Adlers, National Program Manager for Business for the Arts’ artsVest program, will be part of a panel discussion on Private Sector Funding in the New Normal on Saturday, June 9 from 2:30 – 4:00 pm at the Americans for the Arts Conference in San Antonio, Texas. To read her blog about the artsVest program…

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artsVest awards $350,000 to 55 Saskatchewan arts and culture groups

Business for the Arts has announced the first round of pre-approved artsVest participants in Saskatchewan. artsVest Saskatchewan is a sponsorship training and matching incentive program created by Business for the Arts and delivered in Saskatchewan with funding from Canadian Heritage and the Government of Saskatchewan Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport, and with support from SaskCulture Inc. The program’s goal is to assist Saskatchewan’s small- to medium-sized arts and culture organizations in the development of new and mutually beneficial partnerships with local businesses.

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2012 artsVest Communities Announced

Business for the Arts has selected Elliot Lake, Midland, North Bay, Ottawa and Windsor to receive matching incentive grants and sponsorship training through its artsVest program, designed by Business for the Arts and funded by the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Canadian Heritage. artsVest operates at a local level to spark business investment in arts and culture, bolster municipal cultural plans and help develop the creative economy.

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Business for the Arts is now accepting applications from Ontario Municipalities for its 2012 artsVest program!

5 Ontario communities will each be awarded a matching incentive fund pot varying from $25,000 to $75,000 in addition to sponsorship training for local cultural organizations, helping to spark lasting partnerships between the arts and business sectors.

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artsVest Saskatchewan in the News!

Connecting arts and culture organizations with business investors — that is the purpose of artsVest, which Business for the Arts national program manager Laura Adlers launched in the Southwest District for Culture, Recreation and Sport at Moose Jaw Cultural Centre on Tuesday.

The artsVest program is a matching incentive and training program aimed at encouraging business sponsorship and engagement in arts and culture.

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Business for the Arts partners with the Government of Saskatchewan to introduce $1 million matching incentive program, artsVest

Business for the Arts Partners with the Government of Saskatchewan to Introduce a $1 Million Matching Incentive

Business for the Arts (BftA), Canada’s only national association of business leaders who support arts and culture, and the Government of Saskatchewan are excited to announce a new partnership that will see artsVest, Business for the Arts’ flagship matching grant program, operating across Saskatchewan over the next two years.

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Expansion of Business for the Arts’ artsVest Program to Saskatchewan! Coverage in the Leader-Post:

By Peter Mills, Leader-Post August 15, 2011

REGINA — The business of arts and culture is about to boom in Saskatchewan.

On Monday, Business for the Arts, a national association of business leaders, announced the artsVest program will be delivered in the province with $500,000 from each of the government of Saskatchewan and Canadian Heritage over the next two years.

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2011 artsVest Ontario Communities Announced!

Business for the Arts brings training and $275,000 in matching incentives to five Ontario municipalities through their artsVest program.

Barrie, Guelph, Hamilton, Huntsville and Markham to forge new and lasting art-business partnerships with artsVest training and matching incentives.

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Business for the Arts is hiring a Project Manager in Regina, Saskatchewan

Business for the Arts is expanding its artsVest program nationally and is looking for a project manager to help deliver the program within Saskatchewan.

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