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Fund for the Arts Connects with Louisville Schools

Posted by Tom Partridge, Jul 09, 2015 0 comments

This piece by Tom Partridge was originally published The Courier Journal in Louisville. This piece was re-posted with their permission.

Over four and half years ago I had the opportunity to move to Louisville to lead the Kentucky market for Fifth Third Bank. As an 18-year Fifth Third employee, I was fully engrained in the culture of giving back to our communities, and embraced the bank’s commitment to help the communities we serve grow and thrive.

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Business Leaders in Dallas Choose the Arts On Their Own Time

Posted by Katherine Wagner, Jun 25, 2015 0 comments

The North Texas Business Council for the Arts (NTBCA) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1988, by iconic business leader and philanthropist Raymond D. Nasher. NTBCA is dedicated to creating business and arts partnerships in the 16-county region that is anchored by Dallas and Fort Worth. Our programs connect business professionals to the arts through education, events, and advocacy. NTBCA’s Board of Directors is made up of executives from some of the region’s top companies.

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Using public funding to incent private sector contributions

Posted by Mr. Jeff A. Hawthorne, Jun 04, 2015 1 comment

I live in a community that clearly values the arts and creativity – arts participation in Portland and in Oregon is among the highest in the country according to the NEA. Even so, private philanthropy lags significantly behind the national average.

How can we convince more Oregonians to support the arts? Anytime we launch a new private sector initiative, we turn to our government partners first. (Perhaps that’s partially because our local arts agency, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, was a city bureau until 1995.) In any event, public-private partnerships have become the standard way of growing the Portland metro region’s arts community.

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Writing Miami’s Next Chapter: Cultural Tourism Takes Center Stage

Posted by Laura Bruney, May 21, 2015 0 comments

This piece by Laura Bruney of the Arts & Business Council of Miami was originally published on their blog,

On the 2nd of April, the Arts & Business Council of Miami (A&BC Miami) and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) hosted the 11th Annual Breakfast with the Arts and Hospitality Industry. The event takes an innovative look into how hospitality companies can attract and engage with the arts for profitable partnerships that enhance Miami’s reputation as a growing destination for cultural tourism.

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Innovation and Creativity Meet Social Responsibility

Posted by Siobhan Kenney, May 07, 2015 1 comment

The following piece by Siobhan Kenney was originally published on Applied Materials’ corporate responsibility blog.

As a company built on innovation, we understand the power of focusing creative minds on solving important problems … for our customers and for our communities. We recognize the tremendous benefit of bringing diverse people together to address issues, share experiences and design solutions.

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What Metrics Matter? A Complicated Question in CSR and the Arts

Posted by Pam Korza, May 01, 2015 0 comments

Alex Parkinson, researcher for The Conference Board, urges in his blog post that arts and culture leaders need to become adept at demonstrating the social impact of the arts in terms that speak to corporate leaders. I agree! But, it’s not just about arts leaders building evaluation capacity. Social responsibility and impact starts with both cultural and corporate leaders defining clear intention and acknowledging that some shifts may be needed in defining the metrics that matter when assessing arts and corporate social responsibility investments.

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