Business Contributions to the Arts 2018

 
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Research Abstract
Business Contributions to the Arts 2018

Business Contributions to the Arts: 2018 Edition is the second edition of the annual report published by The Conference Board and Americans for the Arts. Conducted in the summer of 2018, this year’s survey garnered 132 responses from small, midsize, and large US businesses, 123 of which made a philanthropic contribution of some description in 2017 and are therefore included in this report. The survey asked for information based on corporate practices at the time of the survey completion.

The 2018 Business Contributions to the Arts survey has found generally positive outcomes for the arts community with regard to private-sector support during 2017. The data suggest that arts organizations are considered important partners in the public and private sectors, as organizations target both business and social outcomes.

The key findings below are drawn from a survey of 123 participants from organizations that made a contribution to a charity or philanthropic cause in 2017. The survey was conducted in the summer of 2018. It’s important to note that the data in the report are drawn from companies that support the arts, so the findings tend to show a more positive picture for arts support than may be the case in a more comprehensive study of corporate philanthropy, such as Giving in Numbers, published by CECP in association with The Conference Board.

For the full set of benchmarking data including all segmentations, members of The Conference Board can download the accompanying Chartbook at www.conference-board.org.

Business Contributions to the Arts: 2018 Edition is the second edition of the annual report published by The Conference Board and Americans for the Arts. Conducted in the summer of 2018, this year’s survey garnered 132 responses from small, midsize, and large US businesses, 123 of which made a philanthropic contribution of some description in 2017 and are therefore included in this report. The survey asked for information based on corporate practices at the time of the survey completion.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Report
Peck, Emily; Parkinson, Alexander; Cohen, Randy; and Kahn, Graciela
Business Contributions to the Arts
2018
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October 10, 2018
Business Contributions to the Arts Survey cover
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