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.
Nominations Open February 1 for THE BCA TEN: Best Companies Supporting the Arts in America
If you know a company, large or small, that has made exceptional investments in the arts, nominate it for THE BCA TEN - 2008. Nominations open February 1. For more information about nominations, www.bcainc.org/thebcaten.nominations.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
More Companies Contributing to the Arts
BCA's triennial national survey reports a 6% increase in the number of companies supporting the arts from 2003 to 2006. For information, www.bcainc.org/research.html.
Affordable Housing Keeps Artists in New York
59% of aging artists (between the ages of 62-97) remain in New York City because of affordable living spaces. 44% of aging artists in New York City live in rent controlled apartments. For information, www.tc.columbia.edu/rcac.
Safeco Insurance Foundation Grants $1.5 Million to Seattle Organizations
The Northwest African-American Museum, The Wing Luke Asian Museum and Seattle Parks Foundation, all in Seattle, WA, each received a $500,000 capital campaign grant from the newly created Safeco Insurance Foundation. The foundation was established in 2006 by Safeco Insurance with an endowment of $90 million. For information, www.safeconews.com.
Cuyahoga Arts and Culture To Distribute Cigarette Tax Funds
Sixty-eight arts organizations in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, which includes Cleveland, will receive operating support raised through a cigarette tax approved by voters last year. $15 million will be distributed in each of the next three years to arts organizations in amounts based on budget size. For information, www.cacgrants.org.
Ansel Adams at the Corcoran Gallery of Art
125 images by photographer Ansel Adams will be on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, through January 27. The photos, from The Lane Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, span the length of Adam's career. The exhibition is sponsored by Fidelity Investements. For information, www.corcoran.org.
The Tempest at Actors Theatre of Louisville
Shakespeare's The Tempest will be performed at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, January 2 - February 2. As the fourth offering of the current Brown-Forman Mainstage Series, The Tempest is part of the biennial Bingham Signature Shakespeare, made possible by the Mary and Barry Bingham, Sr. Fund. For information, www.actorstheatre.org.
SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE
"We believe the arts enhance our ability to respond to an increasingly complex and fast moving world with new perspectives, ideas and insights. Partnerships between business and the arts embrace the vitality of the world around us and serve the human spirit."
-Seth H. Waugh, Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Bank Americas
Q: How much did business give to the arts in 2006?
A: According to BCA's triennial survey, $3.16 billion.