The BCA 10
Raise your glasses to the 2012 BCA 10 honorees! Tomorrow evening, Americans for the Arts will be recognizing 10 of the best companies supporting the arts in America at the annual BCA 10 gala at The Central Park Boathouse in New York City. It will be a night of celebration for the arts and recognition for its many leaders, including James S. Turley, global chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young, as well as The Boeing Company, recipient of the 2012 BCA Leadership Award. View the full list of honorees.
WEBINAR: Award Winning Arts and Business Partnerships
Wednesday, November 14 from 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. ET
Each year the BCA 10 honors 10 businesses that have been exceptional partners with the arts organizations in their communities. These companies set the standard of excellence and serve as role models for other businesses to follow. Hear directly from some of the 2012 honorees about how they partner with the arts and learn how to create successful partnerships with the businesses in your community. Register today!
Scholarship Opportunity for Artful Economists
To encourage the integration of the arts into the economic education process, The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Foundation Americans for the Arts Scholarship Award was established. Students that demonstrate long-term commitment to the arts, intend to pursue economics, and come from an economically disadvantaged household are welcome to apply for the annual scholarship.
Are you a recent high school graduate or a current college undergraduate with the intent to major in economics and/or the arts? Apply now! The scholarship deadline is October 15, 2012. For more information and to apply, www.nabefoundation.com.
Keeping the Arts in Public Schools
For the second year in a row, KRIS Wine and Americans for the Arts are teaming up through the KRIS Wine Art of Education contest to grant $25,000 for arts education programs in U.S. public schools. Consumers will determine the grant winners by voting for their favorite K-12 public schools on KRIS Wine’s Facebook page. Grants will be awarded to the 16 schools with the highest number of votes. Last year’s winning schools are using the grants to purchase much-needed art supplies, help implement hands-on projects, and engage students in arts education activities that would have not been possible otherwise. Vote now through October 31 for the chance for your favorite school to win.
Private Sector Network
The Connection Between Art and Real Estate
A new building in Mt. Vernon, NY, has created quite a stir in the local community. The luxury residential complex, The Horizon at Fleetwood, holds a partnership with a local arts organization, ArtsWestchester. The result is an installation entitled, “Contemporary Rhythms.” Mark Alexander, one of the principals at The Horizon, states that the exhibition helped increase the property’s marketability and enabled it to reach its full capacity. Read more about this partnership, www.pARTnershipmovement.org.
The pARTnership Movement
New Employee Engagement Tool Kit
How can businesses use the arts to engage their employees, encourage unification, and establish harmony in the workplace? Find out how to build a cooperative ensemble with tips from our new Employee Engagement Tool Kit!
Facts and Figures
Creative Industries Span the Globe
Thirteen IBM experts have created a “roadmap,” intended to spur the growth of Kenya’s economy through the media and arts industry. After spending time with various public and private organizations that might contribute to this project, the team encouraged the building of a new “Center for Excellence.” This roadmap is expected to use the arts industry to increase employment rates by up to 10 percent, double the arts’ GDP contribution, and make Kenya a creative stronghold by 2017. For information, www-03.ibm.com.
Speaking from Experience
"Tomorrow's workforce must act confidently, communicate effectively, and think creatively—all qualities that can be enhanced through arts and theater education. So often, the seeds for these critical skills are planted in childhood through exposure to the arts and live theater. It's my personal hope that Ernst & Young's support sparks more interest in the value that theater and arts education brings to children, corporations, and communities, while inspiring others to give back to their communities in their own way." — James S. Turley, Global Chairman and CEO, Ernst & Young and 2012 BCA Leadership Award winner