artsVest Returns to Metro Vancouver For New Round of Programming

The following is excerpted from a press release issued by Business for the Arts.

artsVest works directly with small to mid-sized arts organizations, equipping them with in-depth training, tools and mentorship relationships. Business for the Arts’ national flagship program, artsVest is created to build sustainable partnerships between arts and businesses and to spark sponsorship opportunities. As added incentive, artsVest participants can apply for matching grants – for every one dollar raised in sponsorship, Business for the Arts will match it with another dollar – doubling their sponsorship opportunity.

Register for the information session and workshop Thursday, May 18 here.

Organizations located in the Metro Vancouver which did not participate in the artsVest 2015-16 are eligible to apply. This program will see a tight timeline for the workshop and application deadline in order to facilitate a full-length program.

The program provides local arts organizations with:

  • Free live sponsorship training workshop
  • Individualized mentorship sessions with Canada’s top sponsorship experts
  • Peer-to-Peer training workshops
  • Webinars, marketing and branding tutorials
  • Access to our 6-module e-Learning sponsorship course
  • A resource bank of sponsorship tools and templates

Eligible organizations will be based in the municipalities of City of Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Richmond,  Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, Delta, Langley, White Rock,Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, and Maple Ridge.

For more information, please contact:

Kenji Maeda
Program Manager, artsVest BC
k_maeda@businessforthearts.org
(604) 619-2610

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