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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Dec 18, 2017

Throughout the summer of 2017, the Americans for the Arts Private Sector Initiatives department solicited responses to the FY2016 United Arts Fund Campaign Survey. In FY 2016, the 37 participating UAFs reported aggregate campaign revenue of $85.5 million during their campaigns that ended during 2016. These findings suggest that the united arts fundraising sector is continuing its recovery from the Great Recession. 

Jun 07, 2017

Business Contributions to the Arts: 2017 Edition, published by The Conference Board and Americans for the Arts, looks at trends in support for the arts from small, midsize, and large US businesses. 

Mar 01, 2017

As Congress and the Trump Administration prepare the federal budget for Fiscal Year 2018, Americans for the Arts is working to remind our elected officials about the economic importance of federal funding for the arts, specifically through the National Endowment for the Arts. This morning, ads appeared in the New York Post and The Hill newspapers with the bold headline “The Arts Put America to Work.”

News
Apr 17, 2017

Allied Arts, a United Arts Fund in Oklahoma City, has won a national philanthropic tournament, Brackets for Good. The only Oklahoma-based nonprofit to compete, Allied Arts out-fundraised 63 nonprofit organizations nationwide during the five-week competition and raised $248,232 in the sixth and final round of head-to-head competition and received a $100,000 grand prize from the title sponsor, AT&T. 

Feb 21, 2017

Christin Crampton Day brings 30 years of professional experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, as well as a strong background in communications, fundraising, management, and strategic planning, to her new role as Executive Director of CBCA.

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.

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