Business for the Arts workshop to be held in Antigonish

HALIFAX: Business for the Arts, Canada’s only national charitable organization that strengthens arts and culture in Canada by building partnerships between the private and cultural sectors, announced today that its artsVest program is continuing for a fourth year in Nova Scotia province-wide.

With funding support from the Government of Canada and Arts Nova Scotia, $200,000 will be invested into the province over the next two years.

ArtsVest is Business for the Arts’ national flagship program that works directly with small to mid-sized arts organizations, equipping them with in-depth training, tools and mentorship relationships. These components are thoughtfully created to build sustainable partnerships between arts and businesses and to spark sponsorship opportunities. As an 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.

Information sessions and basic and advanced sponsorship workshops will be held in four locations in Nova Scotia including Antigonish on October 27.

Eligible organizations intending to apply to the artsVest program must attend one of the workshops and can register at: artsvestnovascotia.eventbrite.ca.

For more information, visit: www.businessforthearts.org or www.artsvest.com for information about artsVest.