Facts & Figures
Expected to Drop
Overall charitable contributions are expected to drop to $104.8 billion in
the last quarter of 2010, with the steepest decline coming in the months of November
and December. This is one percent lower than the same period in 2009. This
drop comes after a nine-month increase of 7.7 percent. For information, www.philanthropyjournal.org.
in Company Headquarter Cities
Research in The Geography of Giving: The
Effect of Corporate Headquarters on Local Charities found that a
“U.S. city’s ability to attract or retain the headquarters of an
average-size company is worth $3–$10 million per year in public
contributions to local nonprofits.” This effect seems to be caused by
the number of high income individuals that reside in headquarter cities. For
Partners with the Tribeca Film Institute
The Tribeca Film Institute is providing finishing funds to documentaries that
deal with global social issues through the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund.
The fund will support full-length documentaries addressing issues of social
importance that may not be extensively covered by the mainstream media. For
BMW Guggenheim Lab
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and BMW are collaborating to create the
BMW Guggenheim Lab. The first lab will be installed in North America at the
end of the summer of 2011.The six-year program will travel to nine
major cities around the world. The BMW Guggenheim Lab will act as a place for
thinking to experiment, share ideas about issues in urban life, and serve as
a public place for research. For more information, www.guggenheim.org.
Businesses Supporting the Arts
Ten outstanding businesses will be honored for their arts support at this
year’s BCA 10 gala in New York City on November 4. We will also be
presenting Clarence Otis with our BCA Leadership Award and inducting United
Technologies Corporation into the BCA Hall of Fame. We applaud the BCA 10
winners for their exceptional partnerships with the arts and you can too by
joining us at the BCA 10, recognizing the winners in the BCA TEN event
journal, or becoming a sponsor. For more information, www.AmericansForTheArts.org/go/BCA10. Click here to find out how you can join the BCA 10
winners in their efforts to ensure stronger ties between arts and business.
Arts Marketing Blog Salon
The National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference, New Tech. New Tools. New Times., is
quickly approaching, and NAMP is getting the conversation started now with a
blog salon. ARTSblog will be the place for a discussion on the broad
landscape of arts marketing, social media, and audience engagement. Please
join our invited bloggers, including Brian Reich, David Dombrosky, and Clay
Lord, to name a few, at this online idea swap. And please take a moment to
leave a comment, share an opinion, or ask a question. To join in the
How can we ensure that tomorrow’s business thrives and stays ahead of
the curve? By fostering creativity and innovation in today’s workplace.
Learn how businesses can encourage creativity in the workplace and prepare
tomorrow’s workforce at the plenary session Ready to Innovate,
Wednesday, November 17 at the Creativity World Forum in Oklahoma City.
Speakers will explore the findings of Ready
to Innovate, a report by Americans for the Arts and The Conference
Board in partnership with the American Association of School Administrators
which identified arts training as crucial to developing creativity. For
information and to register, http://stateofcreativity.com.
Why and How Businesses Support the Arts
The 2010 BCA Triennial
Survey of Business Support to the Arts is the only survey in the
United States that tracks support from small, midsized, and large businesses
nationwide. The Business Committee for the Arts Triennial Survey webinar
takes place on December 8, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. EST. In a discussion led by Mark
Shugoll, CEO, Shugoll Research, business funders will discuss the
survey’s findings in terms of why and how they support the arts and
compare the extent of their giving, both now and the near future. Click here to register.