The pARTnership Movement
|But How Do I pARTner? A Primer in Arts and Business Partnerships |
The pARTnership Movement is a campaign from Americans for the Arts designed to provide businesses and arts organizations with the resources they need to make meaningful collaborations—partnerships that not only support a healthy, creative, and artistic community, but that also give businesses a competitive advantage. Business Committee for the Arts Coordinator Patrick O’Herron gives a pARTnership Movement 101, including the eight reasons to partner with the arts and resources for both business and arts professionals available through the site.
|They Taught the Law and the Law Won |
The Guthrie Theater has been an active proponent of arts-based training—staff development programs delivered using the arts, such as painting, dance, or in The Guthrie’s case, theater. The Guthrie’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program is one such arts-based training program that the theater provides, combining resources from the actor’s toolbox with classes that touch widely into the fields of business and law. Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Partner John Gordon comments, “Guthrie’s Continuing Legal Education combines the art of theater with the profession of law in a way that is insightful, profound, and practical. Lawyers can learn about themselves, their clients, and their profession in a way they are unable to achieve with other providers of legal education.” Read more at pARTnershipMovement.org. (Photo credit: Brandi Freitas)
Private Sector Network
Why Philanthropy Should Steam Ahead and Support the Creative Economy
In this article from the Huffington Post, Claudia Jacobs, associate director of the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University comments that if we are to actively enrich our communities, arts should not be a stepchild of science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). There are major reasons why the United States needs to be focused on producing adults with skills in these areas, but why not include the arts and go from STEM to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math)? In addition, philanthropic dollars directed to the arts can leverage economic and neighborhood development. Some in the private sector have already come to this conclusion and reaped great return on that investment. Arts revitalize communities and strengthen the economy, improve safety, and create vibrant neighborhoods. Read more at HuffingtonPost.com.
“What company doesn't want engaged creative and innovative thinkers and disciplined workers? How many will survive the global environment without them?" - James Grace, executive director of the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston
Creative Entrepreneur Expo
The Durham Arts Council, the City of Durham’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the Durham Cultural Advisory Board, the Durham Small Business Advisory Council, and Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau are partnering to present the Creative Entrepreneur Expo on May 16, 2013. The expo includes a keynote presentation by Duke adjunct professor, author, and Creative Populist Carl Nordgren and Christopher Gergen, CEO of Forward Impact, founder of Bull City Forward, and adjunct professor and fellow at the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. The keynote is followed by five entrepreneur workshops and a resource expo with more than 20 companies and organizations represented. For tickets and information, visit durhamarts.org.
Facts and Figures
Citizenship Is a Top Reputation Driver in the United States
The annual Global RepTrak™ Pulse is the world's largest reputation study, designed to understand what it takes to build trust and support with the general public around the world. According to the 2013 U.S. RepTrak™: Results and Report, citizenship remains one of the top drivers for reputation, along with products/services and governance. If consumers perceive companies as performing well on these dimensions, their reputation and support are strong. If companies do not perform well in these areas, perceptions and support are likely to suffer. For more information, visit the Reputation Institute.
Business Speak: Can We Talk? Trends in Business Support for the Arts
July 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM EDT
Learn trends in business support for the arts from our newly released 2013 BCA Triennial Survey of Business Support for the Arts. This study explores how and why small, midsize, and large businesses partner with the arts. Experts in corporate giving will discuss how these trends fit into the current landscape and how you can leverage this information. This webinar is part of the five-part “Business Speak: Can We Talk?” series. To view more information on this webinar or to order the entire series, visit Americans for the Arts Webinar
Americans for the Arts 2013 Annual Convention
June 14–16, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA
Join more than 1,000 arts and community leaders at the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention as we share innovative ways leaders are using the arts to build communities. On Friday, June 14, join a conversation between Quiara Alegría Hudes, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and Head of Community Relations and Urban Marketing at Aetna Floyd Green as they discuss her work as a playwright and experiences around community engagement, advancing diversity issues in the arts, corporate partnerships, and employee engagement. For the full session schedule and to register, visit convention.artsusa.org.
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The Conference Board's Corporate Social Impact Conference
July 24–25, 2013, Detroit, MI
In today’s world, corporate philanthropy is broadening to include a wide range of stakeholders. Effective partnerships can accelerate impact and lead to longer term social change. From The Conference Board's Corporate Social Impact Conference, you will take away key issues shaping corporate giving and community involvement, insights into partnerships that leverage your firm’s resources, and practical knowledge to help develop your staff. Explore how social financing alternatives can accelerate the impact of your work. Access latest thinking and practices in global philanthropy that can benefit your strategy and projects by networking with peers, corporate leaders, and independent experts. For specific questions, contact Ruth Whaley. For more information and to register, visit The Conference Board.
|Show your support of Americans for the Arts on June 6 by participating in the Do More 24 campaign! This 24-hour fundraiser hosted by the United Way of the National Capital Area will bolster giving to Washington, DC-area nonprofits. You can do your part to help Americans for the Arts do even more in Washington and across the country by participating this Thursday! |
Speaking from Experience
“At Jackson and Company, we believe that the arts are vital to every individual, our community, and our nation. They help us to understand and bridge cultural distinctions. The arts inform our ability to create and innovate. They can enlighten, inspire, enrich, and transform lives. The arts give us so much more than we could ever hope to give back.”
-Jackson Hicks, Founder and CEO, Jackson and Company