Free Webcast of the Arts & Economic Prosperity IV and Luis Ubiñas Keynote this Friday
Join Americans for the Arts live on Friday from our Annual Convention in San Antonio for the roll out of Arts & Economic Prosperity IV and the opening keynote by Luis A. Ubiñas, President of the Ford Foundation. Ubiñas will begin the general session, leading in to Americans for the Arts’ study of the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and their audiences. The new Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study demonstrates that the nonprofit arts and culture industry is an economic driver in communities—supporting jobs, generating government revenue, and securing tourism. Tune in to this link on Friday, June 8 at 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST to watch Vice President of Research & Policy Randy Cohen present these highly anticipated findings.
If you can’t make it to this year’s Annual Convention in San Antonio, you can still gain access to the opening keynote address, an array of innovation sessions, and professional development workshops through Convention On-Demand. This online resource offers more than 37 hours of convention session recordings with synchronized PowerPoint presentations and is a fantastic tool for staff training and professional development.
WEBINAR: Using the Arts to Promote Diversity and Inclusion
June 19, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. EST
Today's workforce is diverse in every way. Employees come from many backgrounds that cross ethnic, generational, and economic lines. Through exhibitions, performances, and workshops, the arts provide opportunities for employees to grapple with workplace concerns and become more familiar with their coworkers in the next cubicle or around the world. Presented by the Conference Board in partnership with Americans for the Arts, this webcast will be moderated by Margie Reese, Board Member, Americans for the Arts, and feature speakers from Aetna and Travelers who will provide examples of how using the arts as a new tool brings their diversity and inclusion programs to new levels.
Americans for the Arts members can register for free. To register, please contact Timarie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Suite Deal for Portland’s Artistic Scene
Since the Heathman Hotel opened in 1984, the hotel has found unique ways to showcase local artists and give back to the Portland community. In 2012, Chris Erikson, the hotel’s general manager and chief arts enthusiast, and Stephen Galvan, sales and marketing director, called upon design contractor Kat James of Portland’s Bluevine Studio to create the Arts Signature Suites. Featuring historical artifacts from the Oregon Historical Society and locally sourced, locally inspired décor, a portion of the revenue from each room is donated to the Oregon Symphony, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland Center Stage, and Literary Arts of Oregon. For information, www.pARTnershipmovement.org.
World Monuments Watch Sites Receive American Express Grants
American Express and World Monuments Fund recently announced $1 million in grant funding to six at-risk cultural heritage sites in Mexico, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, Japan, and New Zealand. This is the first allocation from a $5 million, five-year grant to the World Monuments Fund to support the World Monuments Watch. These grants will be used for the renovation, restoration, and preservation of culturally significant architecture and artifacts, the adaptive re-use of a historic building to create a cultural center with exhibition and performance spaces, the conservation of public sculpture, and the development of interpretive programs to preserve history and promote cultural tourism. For information, www.csrwire.com.
Creating Profitable Partnerships
What is culture’s value for corporate sponsors? In the Guardian’s recent “Live Chat” on corporate sponsorship in the arts and heritage sectors, several professional discussed the ways in which supporting the arts can benefit businesses and offered advice on how to create lasting and impactful relationships. Read more at www.pARTnershipmovement.org.
WEBINAR Building Relationships with Business: Volunteering for the Arts
July 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. EST
Volunteers are a critical component for any arts organization, from the ushers to fundraising from pro-bono consulting to board service. They are also an excellent point of entry for establishing a relationship with businesses. Hear from business volunteers about why they choose to volunteer for the arts and how it has helped them grow in their business careers. Learn tips from Business Volunteers for the Arts program managers about successfully managing the volunteer process. Click to register.
Remember to look for more upcoming webinars. And don't forget: you can always use the archives as a helpful resource.
Facts & Figures
100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2012
CR Magazine’s annual list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranks Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. as the top corporate citizen. These results are based on a company’s publicly available information in seven categories: environmental impact, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial performance, and governance. To learn more about the list and to see what other companies are on the list, visit www.thecro.com.
Private Sector Network
Getting Strategic with Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
In a recent interview with Flying Kite Media, Principal, KZB Advisors Karen Zinn discusses her experience as a business volunteer with Philadelphia's Magic Gardens after being matched with the organization through Philadelphia Arts & Business Council's Business Volunteers for the Arts program. To view highlights from the interview, please visit, www.pARTnershipmovement.org.
Awards for Exemplary Support of the Arts
The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts honored TD Bank, The Provident Bank, Boothby Therapy Services, and Heartwood Media as the winners of the Business in the Arts Awards on May 14, 2012, in Manchester, NH. The winners were applauded for their outstanding support of the arts through donations of time, money, and resources to the arts in their communities and statewide. The Leadership Award was presented to Jamie Trowbridge, CEO of Yankee Publishing, Inc., for his distinguished record of promoting and investing in the New Hampshire arts community. Congratulations! For more information, visit www.fosters.com.
Speaking From Experience
"Printing Partners understands that a strong and vibrant arts community is good for business. Our arts organizations, through performances and educational outreach, promote a creative environment that attracts business, creates jobs, and promotes life long learning." - Michael O'Brien, President, Printing Partners and BCA 10 Honoree