artsvest returns to Saskatchewan
Business / Arts artsvest program returns to Saskatchewan
The Government of Saskatchewan, along with Canadian Heritage, are providing investment support for the next phase of artsvest Saskatchewan, which will run from 2019 – 2022
Business / Arts, a national charitable organization that shows the power in partnership between business and the arts, culture and heritage sectors, is pleased to announce that its artsvest program is returning to Saskatchewan and will launch in September in cities and towns across the province.
A national matching incentive and mentorship training program for small and medium arts, cultural and heritage organizations across Canada, artsvest uses a unique funding model that leverages federal and local government funding to trigger direct, private sector contributions. artsvest Saskatchewan was first launched in 2011 and to date, over 250 organizations from across the province have participated in the program forming 1,200 partnerships with business and raising nearly $6M in new private sector investment. Participants benefit from one-on-one, peer-to-peer and group mentorship sessions that provide comprehensive training, resources, and expertise in sponsorship, marketing and board governance. artsvest Saskatchewan also provides matching funds that give organizations added incentive to maximize business support in the arts, culture and heritage sectors and establish long-term successful business and arts partnerships.
“Our government is pleased to support Business / Arts in the next phase of its artsvest project. This is a great example of what we can accomplish when arts and businesses connect and collaborate to promote our culture. Projects like this contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of communities across the country, and enrich the lives of all Canadians.” The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.
This phase of artsvest Saskatchewan is funded through an investment of $500,000 from the Government of Saskatchewan with a matching amount from Canadian Heritage.
“I am excited that Business / Arts and the Government of Saskatchewan are able to partner again to deliver artsvest Saskatchewan,” Saskatchewan Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said. “This program delivers excellent training opportunities and sponsorship incentives for our arts, culture and heritage sectors, which in turn contributes to our economy and enhances the quality of life enjoyed in our province.”
Saskatchewan information sessions will be held across the province starting in September.