About Us

Founded in 1974, Business for the Arts is Canada’s only national charitable association of business members who support the arts. We are constantly witness to the wonderful things that  can be achieved when business partners with arts and culture.

With 40 years of experience in facilitating connections between the private, public and cultural sectors, Business for the Arts is dedicated to strengthening arts and culture in Canada by:

  • connecting arts organizations to business patrons and volunteers through our artsScene and boardLink programs
  • by stimulating investment in the arts through matching incentives and sponsorship training for arts organization with artsVest
  • by communicating the value of investing in the arts through advocacy and research
  • by providing a platform for arts organizations to celebrate their outstanding business partners in the arts with our Canadian Arts and Business Awards


To inspire Canada’s business community to partner with the arts to ensure a thriving cultural sector.


We connect, educate and invest to bridge the gap between business and the arts.