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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts, is pleased to release a new report titled Corporate Social Responsibility and the Arts that details the current landscape of corporate support for arts and culture. More corporations are focusing strategically on issues that align with their business interests and have a positive social impact on their employees, consumers, or the communities in which they do business. 

The report’s key themes and observations are based upon information gathered from interviews with 16 corporate leaders from companies such as StubHub, American Express, Time Warner, Boeing, Deutsche Bank, and Aetna, among others. It includes in-depth snapshots of several companies.

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Arts reveals that there is significant room to grow joint efforts that tap the unique capacities of arts and culture towards CSR goals, and leverage funding and other assets of corporations toward achieving shared goals.

In addition to the full report, Animating Democracy worked with Americans for the Arts’ pARTnership Movement to create a tool-kit, Corporate Social Responsibility and the Arts: Partnering with Business to Enact Social Change, to assist arts groups in distilling the information in the report and replicating example partnerships in their own communities. For the best results, open the report in Internet Explorer or Chrome.

Download the full report here.