About the Process

Arts organizations with volunteer projects or arts services complete our Volunteer Form for each project and submit it to bva@artsandbusiness-ny.org. ABC/NY staff will follow up for an interview.

Business clients should navigate through our Matching Portal to view current opportunities for individuals and groups and apply directly on the site. We work with arts organizations across disciplines in NYC to find the right partner for every client. Don't see what you're looking for? Please contact us and we’ll find it for you!


About the Projects

ABC/NY provides volunteer and customized engagement opportunities to connect the arts and business sector in New York City. This includes projects that are skills-based and non skills-based for individuals and groups and specialized arts workshops and events for businesses.

View our Matching Portal to learn about available projects and customized services

Examples of projects:

•Board and Committee Service
•Web Design & Marketing Support
•CRM Implementation
•Event Planning
•Art projects with underserved populations (theater, music, visual, writing)
•Arts-based training workshops for team-building and tackling business goals (talent development, sales, communications and public speaking, and more)
•Customized events like volunteers fairs, hackathons, employee arts shows, and business backstage


Volunteers are not expected to become members, subscribers, donors, or trustees of their arts organization, but it is not a surprise that some are asked to join arts boards. Some use the experience to enhance their training for board service. Some use the experience to build their own professional skill sets/portfolios.

Arts Client Application | Business Volunteer Application



New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs
in partnership with the City Council