Business Volunteers for the Arts®
Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA) recruits skilled Chicagoans, trains them in nonprofit practice, and matches them with arts, cultural, and creative organizations in need of assistance. Our consultants are thoroughly vetted, highly-qualified individuals who have subject-matter expertise and a demonstrated commitment to the arts.
Are You Ready for a Project?
Consultants work in groups of 2-4 and lend their abilities in a variety of business-related project areas, including:
- Business Planning
- Communications Planning (Marketing, Public Relations & Branding)
- Data Analysis
- Financial Planning
- Human Resources
- Market Research
- Retreat Facilitations
- Strategic Planning
Service areas not currently offered: Fundraising, legal, graphic design, information technology, and board recruitment planning.
Time commitment is dependent on the nature of the project with most projects lasting between 2-6 months. Clients and consultants agree on an anticipated completion date--as well as outcome--prior to the project start.
|Your Annual Budget||Project Fee|
|$500,000 - 1,000,000||$450|
|$1,000,000 - 1,500,000||$550|
|$1,500,000 - 2,500,000||$950|
Submitting a Project Proposal
UPDATE: BVA is currently in the process of developing and implementing a competitive proposal review process to ensure all projects—and the opportunities provided to its volunteer consultants—are aligned with the Arts & Business Council of Chicago's evolving areas of focus.
In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing additional details on our new project selection process, a timeline for the approval of our 2020 projects, and a new, exciting option for engaging with BVA. Stay tuned in for more!
- We require that you be an active A&BC client before applying for a BVA project. A&BC is not accepting new clients at this time.
- Organizations must have proof of General Liability insurance coverage to participate in BVA.
For more information, email Noemi Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.372.1876 ext. 103.