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 be continue to operate in Nova Scotia for 2017.
This year’s program launched in with four workshops across the province in October 2016 with over 60 arts managers in attendance. Workshop attendees were invited to apply for the artsVest program in November and local juries approved 45 arts organizations from the two cities. To view the list of the artsVest Nova Scotia 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.
To see the results of the program to date, click here.
The Nova Scotia artsVest program is made possible with funding from the Government of Canada and Arts Nova Scotia.
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