NATIONAL NEWS: BCA Noteworthy June 2017

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BCA 10
BCA 10 Companies in the News 
This year's BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America are making headlines! 
Don't just read about the BCA 10 companies—consider joining us on October 11 in New York City. 
Learn more about our BCA 10 honorees and purchase tickets for our October 11 gala
pARTnership Movement
Webinar & Upcoming Report: What Do Companies Get Out of Supporting the Arts? 
On June 26, Americans for the Arts and The Conference Board will release our joint survey, Business Contributions to the Arts: 2017 Edition. Join the webinar on Monday, June 26 at 3:00 p.m. (ET) to look discuss the brand new data, including trends in arts funding past and present, how arts fuels employee engagement, which companies are more inclined to support the arts and why, and of course measurement and impact. Register for the webinar today
When Leading a Business, When Does Creativity Matter? New Article in Talent Economy
In this article, Americans for the Arts BCA Coordinator Jessica Gaines makes the case for creativity as a vital force in today's business environment, especially as millennials makes up the largest generation in the workforce.  
Success Story: Halekulani
In this month's pARTnership Movement success story, we learn about Hawaiian luxury resort Halekulani's successful Employee Enrichment Program that promotes arts and culture in paradise. Read more about the 2017 BCA 10 honoree in this success story.
Facts and Figures
National League of Cities Report Quantifies Mayors' Top Concerns 
Over the past year, all aspects of life seem to have become politicized, especially the way we think about cities. On the one hand, cities are drivers of creativity, productivity, and growth. On the other, crime, affordability and racial and income disparities are very real problems. Check out the full report from The National League of Cities, the nation's leading advocacy organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance.
The MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index
This new quarterly survey of 1,000 small business owners captures their perspective on the broader economy and their plans and expectations for the near future. The report is interesting when you compare that in the 2013 BCA National Survey of Business Support for the Arts smaller companies demonstrate a greater interest in arts support than larger companies.
Conversely, small business leaders are slightly less positive about the economy. Read the full report.
2017 Cone Communications CSR Study & Upcoming Webinar 
The 2017 Cone Communications CSR Study reveals Americans are giving companies not only the invitation, but the mandate to step up to solve today's most complex social and environmental issues. Join the webinar presentation on Wednesday, June 14 to learn more about the study and great examples of companies leading the way. Register for the webinar today
Americans for the Arts News
In San Francisco or Silicon Valley? Join Us for a Conversation on the Intersection of Arts and Technology
Join us on June 14 for an interactive conversation with colleagues from the tech community as we explore creativity, innovation, and the intersection with the arts. The conversation will explore:
  • What is the interplay between the arts and technology?
  • How can the arts be part of tackling challenges in the business community?
  • How are tech companies already valuing the arts in their products, office design, employee engagement and community initiatives?
If you work in the tech sector and would like to join, send an e-mail to for more information.
2017 Americans for the Arts Annual Leadership Awards Winners
Each year, Americans for the Arts recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations committed to enriching their communities through the arts. The Michael Newton Award recognizes an individual for his or her innovation indeveloping arts and business partnerships for the arts and/or long-term achievement in effective and creative techniques to engage the private sector. This year's award winner is Dr. Guillermina Gonzalez, multicultural professional with experience in the United States, Mexico, and Europe as an executive in both the corporate and the nonprofit sectors. See Dr. Gonzalez's recent op-ed with Delaware Onlineabout the profound need for national arts funding for both the business and arts sectors, as well as the communities in which they live.
This award and the additional award categories will be presented at the 2017 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in San Francisco.  

President's Detailed Budget Proposal to Eliminate the NEA 
President and CEO of Americans for the Arts Robert L. Lynch released a statement in the Arts Mobilization Center. Read the full statement.


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