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.

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Aug 08, 2016

Americans for the Arts is proud to announce the seventh installment in The pARTnership Movement essay series, "Embrace Diversity and Team Building," featuring case studies from Travelers in Minneapolis and ShoreTel in Sunnyvale, CA.

Jul 08, 2016

Americans for the Arts is proud to announce the sixth installment in The pARTnership Movement essay series: Say Thanks.

Jan 07, 2016

When arts and businesses partner, everyone profits. The arts help businesses foster critical thinking, engage employees, recruit and retain talent, and more.

Feb 18, 2016

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

Nov 17, 2015

In recognition of the Arts & Business Council of New York’s 50th Anniversary and its many accomplishments over decades of service to the arts and business communities in our city, Mayor Bill DeBlasio declared November 17th "Arts & Business Council of New York Day". Arts & Business Council of New York will hold its 3rd annual Arts Volunteer Fair the same evening, continuing its commitment to fostering arts and business partnerships in New York City.

Sep 21, 2015

As part of its recently released Blueprint for Collective Action for the Arts initiative, Cincinnati-based United Arts Fund, ArtsWave, has announced its’ new strategy will allocate funding based on five community goals.

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