Author(s): Shue, Jordan
Date of Publication: Apr 01, 2016

This workbook series focuses on one of the many ways arts organizations can work with businesses: skills-based volunteering. The Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA) program, a pro bono consulting program, operates in several cities around the United States. The program is overseen nationally by Americans for the Arts.

Author(s): Bromels, Rebecca
Date of Publication: Apr 01, 2016

This workbook focuses on one of the many ways arts organizations can work with businesses: corporate arts challenges. Corporate arts challenges can be broadly defined asany event that encourages creative participation from business employees in any artistic discipline in a friendly competition. This can include battle of the band competitions, juried employee art shows, or team-based challenges that present groups with a problem that must be solved through innovation and teamwork.

Author(s): Johnson Tidwell, Jaclyn
Date of Publication: Apr 01, 2016

This workbook series focuses on one of the many ways arts organizations can work with businesses—arts-based employee engagement. This broad concept can be defined as employee engagement training or a cultural experience, delivered through various arts disciplines (music, visual art, drama etc.).

Author(s): Dalton, Aaron
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2016

Arts partnerships offer companies effective and cost-efficient methods of achieving critical business goals. In fact, 79% of businesses agree that the arts increases name recognition, and 74% of businesses say the arts offer networking opportunities to developing businesses (2010 BCA National Survey of Business Support for the Arts). The fourth essay in The pARTnership Movement essay series, Engage Your Employees, shares stories of how some of America’s top companies partner with the arts to build morale, creativity, and innovation in the workplace.

Author(s): Waldorf, Lynn
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2016

This needs assessment report quantifies key challenges facing Colorado’s visual artists and identifies potential solutions to those challenges. The information will help Colorado Artists, other arts organizations and local cultural agencies better understand and collectively respond to the needs of the state’s creative community.

Author(s): Deloitte University Press
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2016

Sweeping global forces are reshaping the workplace, the workforce, and work itself. After years of struggling to drive employee engagement and retention, improve leadership, and build a meaningful culture, executives see a need to redesign the organization.

Author(s): Robbins, Emily and Langan, Trevor
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2016

The maker movement is the platform for today’s artisans to create, craft, develop and prototype new and interesting ideas and products. This new, hyperlocal manufacturing environment holds potential not only for individual hobbyists but also for community-wide advances in local entrepreneurship and job creation.

Author(s): National League of Cities
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2016

This Infographic, The Maker Movement: A Timeline of Key Modern Events, was develope to show key events the are helping to grow the maker movement in America.

Author(s): America's Charities
Date of Publication: Dec 01, 2015

Every year, millions of people across America are invited to participate in an activity that has become a Fall tradition for generations of employees working at many of the nation’s largest employers: the Employee Charitable Giving Campaign. 

Author(s): Dalton, Aaron
Date of Publication: Nov 01, 2015

Featuring successful case studies from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Kaiser Permanente, Americans for the Arts’ fourth pARTnership Movement essay, Advance Corporate Objectives & Strategies, demonstrates how arts partnerships can help companies creatively and effectively communicate with customers, employees, and other stakeholders, cutting through the clutter of the information age.