We’re excited to share that in February and March, A&BC launched 10 new projects through our Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA) program. The organizations vary in discipline, size, and budget. In addition, they range from emerging to legacy – some are planning for celebrations of their 25th and 40th anniversary, while some are still in the concept phase. Many are centering their work in racial equity and are BIPOC led or serving organizations. We look forward to learning with these Arts Partners over the next 4-6 months, as our volunteer teams help them create efficiency and sustainability within their organizations.

BVA projects in Round #1 of 2022 include:

Awakenings Art – Marketing and Communications
Chicago Independent Radio Project – Marketing and Communications
Elmhurst Art Museum – Strategic Planning
Fulcrum Point New Music Project – Strategic Planning
In the Realm of the Senses – Concept Development (Mission and Vision)
International Latino Cultural Center – Strategic Planning
Joel Hall Dancers and Center – Board Development
Open Studio Project – Communications
The Playground Theater – Marketing
Water People Theater – Financial Planning

If you have any questions about Round #1 of BVA Projects, please contact Constanza Mendoza, Director of Programs, who serves as our Arts Partner Liaison.

Constanza can be reached at cmendoza@artsbiz-chicago.org and is happy to provide you more detail on each project or speak with you about A&BC’s capacity building programs.