The Private Sector Network of Americans for the Arts–comprised of local arts organizations that work to foster arts partnerships with businesses–includes Arts & Business Councils, Business Committees for the Arts, United Arts Funds, Local Arts Agencies, and other arts organizations around the country that work to build private sector support for the arts in their local communities. Americans for the Arts convenes this network both in-person and virtually to share best practices, resources, and training. Learn more about the members and history of the network on the Private Sector Network People & Projects page.

For more guidance on how to create an Arts & Business Council, Business Committee for the Arts, or United Arts Fund, or for information on how to build private sector partnerships in your community, look through our Arts & Business Toolbox or read the FAQ.

For more information on forming arts and business partnerships, visit the pARTnership Movement, an initiative designed to reach business leaders with the message that partnering with the arts can build their competitive advantage.

Private Sector Network Council
The Private Sector Council is comprised of leaders from Private Sector Network organizations elected to assist in developing programs and resources to promote professional development and networking opportunities for local arts organizations.


Shoppers witness Opera Philadelphia's Random Acts of Culture at Macy's Philadelphia, 2010.

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Nov 18, 2016

Fifty years ago, at the Conference Board’s 50th anniversary conference, David Rockefeller—former Chairman and CEO of Chase Manhattan Corporation—gave a speech titled

Nov 01, 2016

As a tribute and a thank you to all our partners, Americans for the Arts is placing this advertisement featuring all our cross-sector awardees from 2016 in eight publications this fall into early 2017. Our awardees will reach more than 200,000 readers and will appear on the pages of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Politico, and the Nonprofit Times, just to name a few.

Oct 13, 2016

The board and staff of Americans for the Arts, who remember Sasse French as a staunch advocate, a tireless fundraiser, and a community change agent through the arts, mourn her passing and celebrate her legacy and contributions to strengthening the arts in America.

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Oct 19, 2016

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) recently released its 2016 Economic Activity Study, which measures the economic impact of the arts on metro Denver, which includes seven counties in the greater Denver area.

Sep 14, 2016

Louisville, KY, is one of seven cities to receive the 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize for the city's efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.

Feb 18, 2016

ArtsFund, a united arts fund in Seattle, was recently featured in a Seattle Times article about the charitable donations of

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