The pARTnership Movement
Americans for the Arts is starting off the new year with the launch of the pARTnership Movement website. On January 10, www.PartnershipMovement.org will be in full swing, providing the resources that both businesses and arts organizations need to create meaningful collaborations. Visitors can learn how the arts give business a competitive advantage, read about successful partnerships nationwide, and discover how to create their own partnerships.
Want to get a sneak peak of the campaign? Listen to President & CEO of Americans for the Arts Robert L. Lynch discuss the pARTnership Movement, www.youtube.com/user/AmericansForTheArts.
Look for updates on the pARTnership Movement and how you can take part in each upcoming issue of BCA Noteworthy.
The BCA 10
Know of a Business with Outstanding Arts Support? Work for One? Let Us Know!
Nominate a company in your community that supports the arts! The BCA 10 recognizes businesses of all sizes for their exceptional involvement with the arts that enrich the workplace, education, and the community. These companies set the standard of excellence and serve as role models for others to follow. For more information and to nominate a company, www.AmericansForTheArts.org/go/BCA10.
Facts & Figures
Contributed Income Falls for Nonprofit Theaters
According to Theatre Facts 2010, a study released by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), contributed income to nonprofit theaters fell 11.6 percent in 2010. This decrease comes after a five-year high of contributed income in 2009. The study also showed a decline in corporate, state, and local support. Theatre Facts 2010 is based on the TCG Fiscal Survey, compiling data from nonprofit theaters’ fiscal year ending between October 1, 2009 and September 30, 2010. For information, www.tcg.org.
Partnering for a Global Reach
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts and Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) have come together in an internationally spread partnership. Over the next five years, St. Regis and JALC will work together to create a series of jazz clubs around the world. The first of the initial five will open at The St. Regis Doha in April 2012. Global Brand Leader for St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Paul James said, “As St. Regis continues to grow globally, we look forward to working with Jazz at Lincoln Center, which is uniquely positioned to bring the authentic jazz experience to life for our guests and for music enthusiasts around the world.” For information, www.jalc.org.
Campaigning for Corporate Sponsors
The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) is launching its first significant campaign for corporate sponsors. Currently CSC is fiscally supported by foundations and benefactors, with no dollars coming in from ticket sales as all shows are free. Leadership believes that with the changing economic landscape corporations are no longer choosing between sponsorships and layoffs. For information, http://bostonherald.com.
Private Sector Network
Building Arts Leaders in Miami
The Arts & Business Council (ABC) of Miami is one of the 2011 Knight Arts Challenge winners, funded by the Knight Foundation. ABC Miami has been awarded a grant for Building Arts Leaders and Bridging Leadership Gaps. The project aims to build new cultural leaders, expand audiences, and increase income sources. Business and community participants will be matched with available board positions at Miami arts groups. For information, www.knightarts.org.
Speaking from Experience
"Our longstanding support of the arts reflects our passion for innovation and our commitment to building strong communities. We Believe a vibrant arts community contributes to a strong business environment by enhancing the quality of life, providing creative outlets, and promoting cultural diversity.” – George W. Buckley, Chairman, President and CEO, 3M and The BCA 10 Winner