Americans for the Arts Private Sector Network Updates–January 2017

Americans for the Arts Updates–January 2017
A program of the Private Sector Network at Americans for the Arts
pARTnership Movement Essay: Contribute to the Economy & Quality of Life
Americans for the Arts is proud to release the latest essay in a series from the pARTnership Movement. Each of the 8 essays illustrates one of The pARTnership Movement's 8 reasons businesses partner with the arts and serves to reaffirm the business benefits of building lasting partnerships with the arts. The latest essay focuses on how the arts contribute to the economy and quality of life. The arts create jobs, spur urban renewal, attract new businesses, generate tourism revenue and foster an environment that appeals to a skilled and educated workforce. By partnering with arts organizations, you can strengthen the health and vitality of our neighborhoods, cities, states and nation. Read the latest essay here and browse through the rest of the series on the pARTnership Movement 
2017 BCA 10 Nominations
Nominations for the BCA 10 are open! We’re looking for the best businesses in America partnering with the arts.Presented annually by Americans for the Arts' Business Committee for the Arts, the BCA 10 Awards recognize the 10 best businesses partnering with the arts in America. Past honorees include AutoZone, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Edward Jones, John Deere, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Scholastic, and many other businesses of all sizes. Help us recognize great companies by nominating a business in your community that partners with the arts.  Nominations close January 13, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Gaines.
New and Returning Members of the Private Sector Council
Americans for the Arts is excited to announce the new and re-elected council members for the Private Sector Council, who advise on the development and implementation of private sector programs and serve as leaders to other local arts agencies seeking to connect with the private sector and business community. Read more about this year's members.
Take Part in Arts Advocacy Day this March
On March 20–21, 2017, join Americans for the Arts and leaders and individuals from the private and public sectors in Washington, DC for Arts Advocacy Day to underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and appropriating public funding for the arts. Also attend the 30th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy with Darren Walker of the Ford Foundation as a featured speaker.
Advocacy Tool-Kit on the pARTnership Movement
Partnering with businesses is a necessity for all segments of the arts community, both private and public. In the latest tool-kit from the pARTnership Movement, learn how state arts advocacy organizations are partnering with the business community to lead events, community development initiatives, and programs that bridge the gap between arts and business goals. Read more. 
Seeking Diversity in Arts Leadership Hosts and Interns
Arts & Business Council of New York’s 2017 Diversity in Arts Leadership internship program application is now open! The program was created to promote diversity in arts management and provide undergraduate students who have a career interest in the arts or business with a hands-on introduction to working in the business fields of the nonprofit arts sector. College students and NYC arts organizations are encouraged to apply! There is apriority deadline of January 27, 2017 but the final deadline to submit applications is February 10, 2017 for undergraduate interns and NYC arts hosts.
From the pARTnership Movement 
At Americans for the Arts, the Private Sector Initiatives team works to strengthen partnerships between the arts and businesses communities. Hear from the team about its favorite arts and biz partnerships from 2016, including Austin Energy’s collaboration with Forklift Danceworks and the partnership between Uniqlo and MoMA.
From ARTSblog
In their 2016 BCA 10 Award acceptance speeches, 12 industry leaders spoke about what being honored with the award means to them and why they encourage and seek out opportunities to bring the arts into the business world. You can also see more in our BCA 10 videos from Badger Meter, Aetna Inc., and Robert Buchsbaum.
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Have updates you’d like to share with the field? Feel free to email them to the United Arts Fund, Private Sector Network, or Business Volunteers for the Arts® listservs, or email me to include them in the next news roundup.

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