Author(s): Albert, Peter; Allen, David; Bloodworth, Sandra; Emsden, Maya; Lombardi, Pallas C.; Priester, Mary; Spieler, Christof
Date of Publication: Jun 01, 2013

The integration of public art and the emphasis on design excellence and art in transit is a global phenomenon codified in the U.S. more than three decades ago. The periodic defining and recommendation of best practices ensures the continued relevance of processes and protocols used in the field. This paper documents best practices used by experienced transit art administrators who are well versed in contemporary art and have developed comprehensive art in transit programs across the country. 

Author(s): Brett Walsh and Jeff Schwartz
Date of Publication: Jan 19, 2013

Five years after the onset of the Great Recession, companies are beginning to reset their horizons. For the last several years, human capital decisions have been largely shaped by that recession and its aftermath of weak economic growth. While the global economy continues to lurch forward, the Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2013 report finds companies pivoting from the recession to the new horizons of 2020.

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2013

After a downturn in arts giving in 2006 and 2009, 2012 levels rebounded and are now similar to 2006 levels. Cash plus non-cash arts giving between 2009 and 2012 is up 18 percent (average growth of 6% per year). A similar upward trend for overall (not just arts) large company giving was reported by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy for the 2009-2011 period.

Author(s): CECP and The Conference Board
Date of Publication: Oct 19, 2012

CECP, in association with The Conference Board, takes an in-depth analysis of 2011 corporate giving data from 214 leading companies, including 62 of the top 100 companies in the FORTUNE 500.

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Oct 01, 2012

Want to use our existing pARTnership Movement campaign in your area?We’ve made getting the word out as turn-key as possible. We’ve put together a "read me first" guide, which not only explains how to use the ads, but also how to leverage the campaign with op-ed ideas and social media extensions. Plus, you’ll find great links to help you build strategic alliances with the various arts-affiliated people and organizations.

Author(s): Private Sector Initiatives Department
Date of Publication: Jul 01, 2012

Volunteers are a critical component of any arts organization. From ushers to fundraising, to pro-bono consulting and board service, volunteers expand the capacity of a nonprofit. Volunteers also create an entry point for establishing a relationship with businesses. While this tool-kit focuses on skills-based volunteering, much of the advice is applicable to all types of volunteers. This tool-kit will provide information about how to more effectively engage skills-based volunteers.

Author(s): Private Sector Initiatives Department
Date of Publication: Jun 01, 2012

Building business and arts partnerships is a two-way street. This tool-kit outlines the 8 Best Reasons for Businesses and the Arts to Partner, and provides case-making ideas to share with businesses. The toolkit outlines how partnering with the arts can address business challenges around employee engagement, marketing and brand share, and advancing corporate objectives related to social and community impact. This is a “how-to” primer with ideas, strategies, and research references to help you begin to establish local partnerships and explain the benefits of partnering with your

Author(s): Dan Rosenfeld
Date of Publication: May 28, 2012

Public art in transit-oriented developments presents a valuable marketing opportunity, both for public agencies and private developers. Dollar for dollar, investments in public art may provide the highest financial returns of any funds committed to an aspect of a transit project. The intangible benefits of public art—aesthetic beauty, cultural interpretation, education, inspiration, and general improvement of the urban environment—are well-known. But because these are considered "soft" benefits, they are sometimes dismissed as a low priority, especially during

Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: May 21, 2012

Arts organizations are partnering with businesses to help build employee engagement and enhance teamwork and combine right-brain imagination with left-brain logic. Learn how organizations across the country are making the case for arts-based training and creating new and innovative programs to work with businesses. This tool-kit will show you how to tap into these opportunities and develop lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships.

Author(s): Private Sector Initiatives Department
Date of Publication: Apr 01, 2012

Did you know that in 2009, 69 percent of business support for the arts came from businesses with annual revenues of less than $1 million dollars and that another 24 percent came from businesses with less than $50 million in annual revenue? And that 56 percent of the surveyed companies reported that they’d never been asked to support an arts organization? This tool-kit will show you how to tap into these opportunities and develop lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships with small and midsize businesses.