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10 Aug. 2016 | Comments (0)

The 2016 National Survey of Business Support for the Arts is now open for submissions. The survey is open to companies of all sizes who participate in corporate philanthropy, employee engagement, volunteer programs, or sponsorship.

The survey, which is jointly conducted by The Conference Board and Americans for the Arts, enables us to maintain trend data on how and why businesses of all sizes support the arts. The report is a valuable benchmarking tool, with data categorized by company size (measured by revenue and asset value) and industry groups. In appreciation of your time, we will email you the final report later this year.

The Conference Board and Americans for the Arts first conducted National Survey of Business Support for the Arts in 1968 with the establishment of the Business Committee for the Arts. We are delighted to be partnering again this year to bring more depth and rigor to the research. The survey has evolved with technology, but what has remained the same for nearly 40 years is the value of corporate philanthropy to the arts—strengthening businesses and building healthier communities for their employees.

Participation is confidential. The survey will ask you to indicate whether you would like your company to be listed in the final report as a participant. However, you can choose to participate in the survey and not appear on the list. In either case, be assured that the report only discusses aggregate findings and that your company's name will not be associated with any of the findings. In addition, none of the information you provide in the survey will be shared with third parties.

The survey takes about ten minutes to complete. If you wish to save the responses you have provided and return to the rest of the survey at a later time, simply click "Next" at the bottom of the page and, once the new page appears, close your browser. When you are ready to resume the survey, click again on the link below and you will be directed to where you left it.

Click Here to Start the Survey

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Emily Peck, Vice President of Private Sector Initiatives at Americans for the Arts, at, or me at


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