Arts Facts: Business Support to the Arts (2017)
Reasons Businesses Support the Arts: (1) Benefits to Employees and (2) Arts Education
Half of the business leaders responding to the 2013 BCA National Survey of Business Support for the Arts Survey indicated that benefits to employees and their families are Very Important in making funding decisions:
- The arts improve the quality of life in the community (54 percent)
- The arts help create a vibrant community and society (49 percent)
- The arts improve academic performance for students (47 percent)
- Arts organizations offer education initiatives that benefit the community (47 percent)
With billions in arts funding, businesses play a key role in ensuring the health and vitality of the nation’s arts sector. Business support for the arts is less driven by a charitable focus than it is targeted on how the arts impact the communities in which their employees live and work.