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Arts Business Collaborative

Joined in July 2019

About Us

Arts Business Collaborative (ABC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving quality of life of people of color through the arts and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). We believe that the arts are an accessible means of community activism, especially for marginalized communities. 

Since 2016, our vision has been to 1) create systems and pathways for arts practitioners to remain economically viable, 2) facilitate arts and cultural institutions’ and arts practitioners’ ability to initiate and respond to creative destruction with excellence, and 3) cultivate the arts as the universal gateway to political action and social change.

  • Leveraging a cohort of 15 consultants of color, our Impact Consulting Program includes program development, program evaluation, fundraising (corporate, foundation, individual, government), and online and in-person community organizing services for organizations utilizing the arts and STEAM to improve quality of life for people of color. With clients less than $2 million in revenue who serve 51% or more people of color and are led by a person of color, we offer subsidized services as part of our Grassroots Action Project (GAP) initiative.
  • Our newly-created Rising Tides Research Institute contributes to scholarly research on arts-based interventions, arts audience development, and the relationship between the arts and people of color-owned businesses in communities of color to inform policy and the philanthropic landscape.

Arts Business Collaborative (ABC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving quality of life of people of color through the arts and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). We believe that the arts are an…

Issue Areas Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Community Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Philanthropy
  • Science & Technology

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