Why Business Should Support the Arts: Facts, Figures and Philosophy
A balanced, effective philanthropic program that addresses the needs of business and enhances the quality of life in a community includes the arts. This publication is designed to provide businesses that support the arts, and those interested in supporting the arts, with information needed to develop, maintain and enhance their programs. Today business gives more than $518 million to the arts annually, up from $22 million in 1967, the year the Business Committee for the Arts was founded. (p. 1)
Section I. Facts and figures.
Partnerships with the arts benefit business, the community and society.
Public opinion about the arts and arts support.
Economic impact of the arts.
The arts have positive impact on academic performance.
BCA surveys: Changes in business support to the arts.
Section II. Philosophy.
Business leaders are committed to the arts.
Section III. Art service organizations.
Other arts resources.
State arts agencies.
International business-arts organizations.