The Americans for the Arts Private Sector Initiatives department provides research, messaging and advocacy to advance the value and integration of the arts into the business and foundation communities which leads to greater resources for the arts. The department also provides professional development to local arts organizations so they can better partner with businesses and foundations in their communities. Connecting the best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, foundations and business, Americans for the Arts work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.
The Private Sector Initiatives Program Associate supports the work that stimulates partnerships between the arts and business sectors through the creation of events, content and marketing that promotes the role the arts play in advancing business goals. This is achieved through the pARTnership Movement campaign; coordination of our annual business recognition event The BCA 10: Best Business Partnering with the Arts in America, the David Rockefeller Lecture, and the coordination of recruitment and engagement of our Business Committee for the Arts of business people who are passionate about the role the arts play in advancing business goals and transforming communities. The Private Sector Initiatives Program Associate reports to the Vice President of Private Sector Initiatives.
Promote the value of partnering with the arts to the business community with the goal of leading towards increased financial support for the arts. Utilize the pARTnership Movement campaign as a mechanism to reach arts and business leaders in corporate social responsibility (CSR), Marketing and Human Resources with this message.
The BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America Program
Project coordination of the BCA 10, which recognizes ten businesses for their exceptional partnerships with the arts. The BCA 10 gala is celebrated in October in New York City and these award-winning partnerships are promoted as best practices both locally and nationally.
David Rockefeller Lecture
Coordinate the annual David Rockefeller Lecture to increase visibility for the innovative ways the arts are advancing business goals.
Business Committee for the Arts
Coordinate engagement of current members and recruitment of new members for the Business Committee for the Arts and the BCA Executive Board, comprised of business leaders who are passionate about the role the arts play in advancing business goals and transforming communities. Members serve as ambassadors for the mission of the Business Committee for the Arts of Americans for the Arts and connectors helping us reach the business community.
Coordinate a communications strategy that reaches key business audiences with our message about the role of the arts in advancing business goals and supports all Private Sector Initiatives programs, coordinating with appropriate Americans for the Arts communications staff as needed.
Fundraising for BCA Programs