BCAnoteworthy april 2008
An e-bulletin of the national Business Committee for the Arts, Inc. (BCA) to demonstrate the value of business-arts partnerships throughout the United States. For more information about BCA and its programs,www.bcainc.org.
THE BCA TEN - 2008
THE BCA TEN will be announced on Thursday, October 30 during a gala presentation at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. For information about THE BCA TEN or to purchase tickets or tables, visit www.bcainc.org/thebcaten.html.
THE BCA TEN - 2007
To read more about the companies named to THE BCA TEN - 2007, the 2007 BCA Hall of Fame Inductee and the 2007 BCA Leadership Award, www.bcainc.org/thebcaten.book.html.
FACTS & FIGURES
Businesses Pledge Pro-Bono Work
A group of Fortune 500 companies that attended the Summit on Corporate Volunteerism started a three-year campaign to commit $1 billion in skilled volunteers and pro-bono services to the not-for-profit community. For information, www.nationalservice.gov.
Next Generation of Not-for-Profit Leaders Increase in Volunteerism
A study by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans reports that 74% of adults surveyed said they volunteered in some form during 2007. The survey also reported that 52% of people said it was easiest to donate money, compared to 30% who said it was easiest to volunteer. For information, www.philanthropy.com.
32% of respondents to a survey conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Meyer Foundation, Idealist.org and CompassPoint aspire to be an executive director someday. However, 64% of respondents had financial concerns about a career in the not-for-profit sector. For information, www.meyerfoundation.org.
NW/BCA to Start Business Volunteers for the Arts Program
This May, Northwest Business for Culture & the Arts (NW/BCA), Portland, OR, will become the first-ever BCA affiliate to operate a Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA) program, a program of the Arts & Business Council of Americans for the Arts. NW/BCA has received grants from Meyer Memorial Trust and Nike to help launch the new program, which will provide business support and capacity-building to not-for-profit arts groups by recruiting and placing specially-trained professionals to act as pro-bono consultants for specific projects proposed by arts organizations. For information, www.nwbca.org.
Casino to Include Public Art
The MGM Mirage, Las Vegas, NV, is integrating a $40 million public arts program in the construction of a new hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Works by Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer, and Henry Moore will headline the project which has the goal of making Las Vegas a destination for the art world. For information, www.nytimes.com.
Nike Provides Pro-Bono Services for Oregon Bach Festival
Nike, Beaverton, OR, is redesigning the logo, creating posters and helping with branding for the 39th annual Oregon Bach Festival, Eugene, OR. On July 1, the Festival honors Bill Bowerman, the Nike founder and a key Festival patron. For information, www.oregonbachfestival.com
DON'T MISSWhitney Biennial at Whitney Museum80 artists are featured in the 2008 Whitney Biennial on view at the Whitney Museum, New York, NY, through June 1. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Gap, San Francisco, CA, new and commissioned work is sponsored by Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, Germany, opening events are sponsored by Sotheby's, New York, NY, and education programs are sponsored by MetLife Foundation, New York, NY. For information, www.whitney.org.
A Midsummer Night's Dream at Guthrie TheaterJoe Dowling's landmark production of Shakespeare's beloved comedy is being performed at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN from April 18 - June 22. The production is sponsored in part by Northwest Airlines, Eagan, MN, GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services, Eden Prarie, MN, and UnitedHealth Foundation, Minnetonka, MN. For information, www.guthrietheater.org. SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE
"Creativity is as important to the communities we serve as it is to the businesses we run. That's why Time Warner is committed to supporting the arts. By giving young people a chance to develop their talents and interests through media and arts programs, enabling more people to experience world-class theater, and nurturing diverse new artists and new works, we strive to help keep the arts rich and accessible."
-Richard D. Parsons, Chairman of the Board, Time Warner Inc.