Thank you for your interest in the artsvest program. The program intake is currently closed. Congratulations to all of the artsvest organizations who have established successful business partnerships and have benefited from the mentorship and training offered through the artsvest program!
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artsvest is Business / Arts’ national mentorship training program that works directly with small to mid-sized arts organizations, equipping them with training and resources to help build sustainable partnerships with businesses and increase capacity and investment in the arts. As an added incentive, artsvest participants can apply for matching funds to help double their sponsorship potential.
Launched in 2005, artsvest has operated in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Montréal. To date, 4,780 representatives from 2,576 organizations have participated in artsvest and formed 5,864 partnerships with businesses, raising over $26.8M in new private sector investment. Combined with matching funds, the overall impact is $37.2M to Canada’s cultural sector.
For an overview of how the program works, click here.