The Arts & Business Council of Miami
The Arts & Business Council of Miami creates working partnerships between the corporate and cultural communities in South Florida through volunteer programs, workshops, leadership, board training, collaborations and networking events.
Our Mission The essence of our focus is reflected in our mission to foster and build partnerships between business and the arts that are mutually beneficial and contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of Greater Miami and the South Florida Region. We accomplish this mission with programs that promote voluntarism, build arts management capacity, gather and disseminate relevant information, and advocate closer ties between business and the arts.
Programs Our passion and our goal, and connected to each program and every service we deliver. Some of our key programs include: Arts Connection direct service volunteer program; South Florida Arts Database; National Arts Marketing Project™; Business Volunteers for the Arts™; MetLife National Arts Forums™; Serving the Arts Awards and Luncheon and Arts Board Miami. Click on any of the programs listed for additional information.
Impact By providing leadership opportunities and spearheading innovative programs and initiatives, the Arts & Business Council has made a lasting impact on the business community, arts and cultural organizations, and the whole region. Since our inception in 1985, Arts & Business Council staff, volunteers and outreach has contributed more than seven million dollars in services to the cultural community. Many arts organizations, particularly small and emerging groups, need to strengthen their management capability in order to make more efficient use of existing resources, and to increase their chances for securing additional resources. The Arts & Business Council accomplishes this in part by linking skilled volunteers from the business community with arts organizations through direct service and integrated projects, training programs, information systems, networking events, workshops and board development to help prepare future arts leaders and managers. In addition, such organizations must have the sophistication and the strategies to develop beneficial and ongoing relationships with the business community. An increased portion of business support is generated from marketing and public relations budgets — rather than from philanthropic contributions, making it critical for arts groups to be more creative in their efforts.