Mission: The Arts & Business Council of New York's mission is to stimulate partnerships between the arts and business that strengthen both sectors in New York. The Arts & Business Council of New York (ABC/NY) is an arts service organization committed to strengthening the management and infrastructure of nonprofit organizations throughout New York City, reaching hundreds of institutions and thousands of individual artists and arts administrators each year. ABC/NY provides services at low or no cost to nonprofit arts organizations of all sizes and disciplines.
Programs: Business volunteers for the arts & employee engagement program: arts & business council of new york is the leading connector of the arts and business sectors in new york city. Our matchmaking site and consulting services offer a variety of opportunities to create meaningful partnerships between arts and business through volunteering, arts-based training, and customized arts events. We provide tools and research that highlight the importance of arts and business collaborations, and the numerous benefits to businesses and professionals that utilize the arts as a tool for growth. Our services can help your company approach business and mission-driven goals, while simultaneously advancing the arts and its impact in the community.
diversity in arts leadership internship program- the arts & business council of new york's diversity in arts leadership internship program strives to strengthen and advance diversity in the arts management field and provides college students working towards careers in the arts or business sectors with a hands-on introduction to arts nonprofits in new york city. The arts & business council of new york matches undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds with energetic host arts organizations and business mentors, who guide the students' personal and professional growth throughout the summer. Students selected to participate in dial become integral members of the arts organizations in which they are placed and engage with dial alumni and the staff of both the arts & business council of new york and americans for the arts, as well as attend a wide array of cultural events in new york city. Students gain invaluable exposure to dynamic leaders across a variety of arts disciplines and businesses and participate in professional activities and projects that prepare each one for his or her career, better equipped to enter the workforce as a diverse and creative future leader.
professional development- abc/ny offers various workshops, webinars, and online resources that educate the arts and business communities on the positive impact of partnering together. Professional development offerings cover a variety of themes and are applicable to all arts disciplines, including volunteerism, employee engagement, diversity, and leadership development. The programming not only features success stories as examples but also best practices for attendees as they return to their arts organization or business.
During the summer of 2010, I was an intern for the ABC/NY Multicultural Arts Management Internship. Having the opportunity to be a part of this organization gave me an extensive look at how the arts and business world operates. While the organization was professional and detailed throughout the duration of the internship, they also paid close attention to each intern, making sure that we got adequate information and made our appropriate connections. I completed the internship with more knowledge of the arts and business industry than I could have ever imagined! Undoubtedly, my experience with ABC/NY last summer will be hard to top.