Programs of ABC/NY
Born out of the Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA), a national skills-based management consulting program created by the Arts & Business Council of New York (ABC/NY) in 1975, the art@work program is a fresh approach that strives to develop a more creative and engaged workforce and promote integrated partnerships between the arts and business sectors that lead to collaborative resource and skills sharing, as well as a mutual investment in the cultural vitality of local communities. The program deploys multi-disciplinary, interactive arts-based workshops into business environments to catalyze company objectives and enhance employee skills and community impact, while creating a new channel of income for artists and nonprofit arts organizations.
Prospective Participants Apply Here by May 1, 2018
Prospective Mentors Apply Here by June 1, 2018
In 2018, ABC/NY is expanding its commitment beyond our Diversity in Arts Leadership Internship into creating solutions along the career continuum to include an offering for alumni and others 5-10 years out in their careers who are motivated to become senior leaders in the arts, called DIAL Labs.
This 3-part series of professional development for 20 mid-career and DIAL Internship alumni across arts disciplines to explore critical skills needed to advance from junior and mid-level positions to senior-level roles in the arts. The workshops will be held between May and August 2018 in-person in NYC and livestreamed so alumni from across the country have access to the benefits. DIAL Labs is unique in two ways:
• NYC Leadership Labs capitalize on the phenomenal connections and expertise available to ABC/NY through its local network of arts nonprofit leaders, corporate professionals, board members, and friends at foundations, government agencies and other organizations. Our team has surveyed alumni and arts managers for feedback on topics that would be the most beneficial to learn at this pivotal time in their careers and our findings have informed some initial topics. Live panels and Q&A’s with leaders will address topics and a live streaming component will broaden impact beyond New York City allowing alumni and others living across the country to participate and interact with the group.
Workshop leaders include executives of arts nonprofits, corporations, and DIAL alumni who will lead workshops on topics like: marketing yourself and your arts organization; creative problem solving within constraints, and navigating traditional nonprofit structures.
• One-to-one mentoring for participants who have completed our 2018 leadership labs and developed a set of professional goals. One-to-one mentor matching is available for those who complete our professional development with senior arts or business leader in the community for an extended 6-month period to serve as champions, accountability partners, and advisors.
Invited mentors represent organizations like: Aetna, Con Edison, Jones Day, JP Morgan Chase, Sotheby’s, Women in Development, and others.
Locations and Times
Labs will take place at various accessible locations in Manhattan and will typically be 2-hour evening sessions (one per month in May, June, and July).
There is no cost to apply or participate thanks to generous support from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.
- Mid-career leader 5-10 years out in your career.
- Live in New York City and are available for three in-person workshops OR live anywhere in the nation and have the capacity to tune in virtually.
- You have the commitment and habits of mind to explore senior level arts management roles.
- You are available in-person or virtually for the duration of the program (May 2018 – February 2019).
If you have any questions, please contact Emma Osore, Program Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
For 25 years, the Diversity in Arts Leadership internship program (DIAL) has been training and mentoring college students from underrepresented and untapped backgrounds to become arts leaders. One of the longest running programs of its kind in the nation, DIAL’s aim is to strengthen and advance diversity in the arts management field and provide the newest members of the workforce with real-world career experience in the arts and business sectors in New York City.
Arts management interns are carefully chosen from a competitive nationwide pool of students and granted paid, full-time, ten-week-long internships at multidisciplinary arts organizations.To ensure an immersive and well-rounded experience, the summer includes:
- full time work placement at a New York City arts nonprofit,
- summer stipend and transportation cards,
- weekly group site visits to intern host placements,
- monthly professional development workshops, cultural outings, and networking events, and
- a private sector mentor.
Learn more about the program and participants, photos/videos, and its impact.
ABC/NY’s trainings and events support our overarching mission of bridging the arts and business community around creative and mutually beneficial partnerships, but also focus heavily on specific programs. Through the DIAL program, we aim to build practical skills and networks for students and alumni to become arts leaders and through the Art@work program, we focus on training artists/nonprofit organizations to develop, implement, and manage creative arts workshops that help address business challenges and skill-building, as well as spark creativity and dialogue for private sector partners.
Check out our past events recaps for more.
Board of Directors
Chair - Melanie Childress Carucci
Global Business Director, Thomson Reuters
Vice Chair - Alessandra DiGiusto
Head of CSR Americas and Executive Director of Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
Treasurer - Kevin Hogan
Director of Planning & Assessment, Asia Society
Secretary - Frederica Wald
Chief Marketing Officer & VP University Relations, Pace University
Multicultural Marketing Director, Aetna
Principal, LF Strategic Advisors
Director Emeritus, George Gustav Heye Center (National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution)
Chief Marketing Officer, Boxed
President, Imprint Projects
Regan Lynn Larroque
Principal, Regan Lynn Larroque Consulting
Robert L. Lynch
President & CEO, Americans for the Arts
Public Affairs Manager - Strategic Partnerships, Con Edison
Associate Director, Turner & Townsend
Client Services Officer, Sidley Austin LLP
The Arts & Business Council was created in 1965 by a group of business leaders from the New York Board of Trade, with the purpose of creating closer ties between business and the arts. Arts membership was started in 1970, and the organization was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 1973.
The Business Volunteers for the Arts program was launched in 1975 and, with assistance from the Rockefeller Foundation, replicated across the country.
Through the 1980s and 1990s, the Arts & Business Council expanded its affiliation with like organizations in other cities and started the National Arts Marketing Project.
In 2005, the Arts & Business Council merged with the national organization Americans for the Arts; national affiliates are now coordinated by the Private Sector Initiatives department of Americans for the Arts.
Together, arts and business strengthen the leadership—staff and volunteer—of New York’s cultural treasures of every discipline and every size.
Together, arts and business excite and energize existing work forces and can guide young people to join in fulfilling careers.
Together, arts and business build capacity and effect New York’s economic growth.
The Encore Awards, presented by the Arts & Business Council of New York, celebrated innovative collaboration, creative volunteerism, and excellence in arts management. Held annually through 2011, this event brought together arts organizations from every arts discipline with members of the business community who support the arts through their time, talent, and/or treasure. The Arts & Business Council of New York continues to recognize and celebrate arts-business partnerships in a variety of ways.
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