A twist on our classic program, Business Volunteers for the Arts, the recently launched Arts Incubator will offer Sacramento’s most talented creative start-ups the resources, framework, and exposure needed to take them to the next level. In partnership with the Urban Hive, the new program will accept up to 10 entities composed of non-profits, culture organizations, individual artists, artist groups and creative industry businesses. Benefits offered to participants include but are not limited to: strategic plans, shared workspace, personalized mentors, interns, consultants, administrative support, business development services and all of the marketing, strategy, financial, legal and communication tools to become an independent and self-sufficient creative operation.
Business Volunteers for the Arts
The Council creates relationships between the arts and the private sector with Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA), a nation wide nonprofit program of Americans for the Arts. BVA Volunteers are able to give back to the community, build their resumes and work in a creative environment by consulting on short term probono projects. Artists and arts organizations have strong operational support and expertise at their fingertips, which means more people get to experience the arts – leading our community to be more connected, expressive and engaged.
Prelude to the Season
Annual awards celebration honoring those who impact our region’s art and culture
Free online directory of artists, events and services
Connect with the creative community by becoming a pARTner of the Arts & Business Council
For Arts’ Sake
Arts and Business Council manages the For Arts’ Sake Initiative, a Creative Action Plan for the Sacramento Metropolitan Area, published in June, 2010 as a blueprint to strengthen and celebrate Sacramento’s creative industries. Sacramento is a region where arts and artists flourish. “For Arts’ Sake” is a community-wide initiative to make sure this continues. Artists, arts organizations, civic enterprises, arts enthusiasts and civic leaders are working together to implement an ambitious plan to strengthen the arts in Sacramento. The result will be a stronger arts scene that contributes to economic vitality, civic pride, and community spirit. Arts & Business Council Executive Director Michelle Alexander currently manages the initiative and previously chaired Goal 3 of the implementation phase of the ambitious plan, to invest in artists and the creative economy. If you are interested in joining these efforts please contact ABC at 916.442.2005. Presented by Mayor Kevin Johnson, For Arts’ Sake Coalition, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, and the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Urban Hive
A gallery and community venue to work, create and collaborate. www.theurbanhive.com