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.
WEBINAR: Award Winning Arts and Business Partnerships
Wednesday, November 14 from 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. ET
Hear directly from some of the BCA 10 2012 honorees about how they support the arts and learn how to create successful partnerships with the businesses in your community. Featuring panelists from the Tampa Bay Times, Chesapeake Energy, and Alltech and moderated by Laura Bruney, BCA 10 judge and executive director of Arts & Business Council of Greater Miami.
Vans Custom Culture
As its national charity partner, Americans for the Arts is proud to announce the fourth annual Vans Custom Culture contest inspiring high school students across the United States to embrace their creativity while drawing attention to the importance of art as an integral part of a well-rounded education. The first 1,500 U.S.-based public or private high schools that register will receive four pairs of blank canvas Vans shoes to make their own creations around four themes: Action Sports, Music, Art, and Local Flavor. Students submit photos of their shoes via the Vans Custom Culture website, then an internal selection and external public vote whittle the entries down to a group of five finalists who will travel to New York City for the Vans Custom Culture final event in June 2013. The top school will receive $50,000 for their visual arts program. For more information, www.vans.com.
Arts Brookfield Presents...
In 1988, Brookfield Office Properties created a cultural branch called Arts Brookfield. Today, the organization is run by Debra Simon, a former dancer who cultivated years of experience in cultural planning and marketing at the Alliance for Downtown New York. Ever since its establishment, Brookfield Office Properties has earned a reputation as a key player for the integration of art and business. For information, www.pARTnershipmovement.org.
Chicago’s 2012 Cultural Plan
Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Commissioner Michelle Boone, in collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma, announced the installation of Chicago’s new cultural plan. In this interview with Time Out Chicago, Boone talks about the connection between the arts, economic well-being, and the ways that the arts can draw successful businesses to the area. This plan is the city’s first arts initiative since 1986. To read the full interview, http://timeoutchicago.com.
Private Sector Network
CEO of ArtsWestchester: One of Westchester’s Most Influential Women
914INC. took stock of Westchester’s business leaders and has put a spotlight on women in the business community who have ascended to the very top of their profession. Janet Langsam received recognition for her long history of great work as CEO of ArtsWestchester. Read more about Langsam’s work for the county and also view the other leaders that received recognition.
Facts and Figures
Giving in Numbers
The latest Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) Giving in Numbers study, conducted in association with The Conference Board, shows that giving to the arts continues to receive 5 percent of the allocations from corporations. This number held steady from the 2010 study. Overall corporate giving has started to rebound as 60 percent of the companies surveyed gave more in 2011 than in 2009. For information, www.pARTnershipmovement.org.
Speaking from Experience
“The arts help create deeper respect and understanding in the communities we serve. We take pride in our support for institutions and programs that help people around the world experience the arts and the global cultural heritage we share.” – Brian T. Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America and 2012 BCA 10 Winner