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06 Jul. 2017 | Comments (0)


According to a survey by The Conference Board and American for the Arts, companies consider the arts to be important in building quality of life, stimulating creative thinking and problem solving, and offering networking opportunities. Download Business Contributions to the Arts: 2017 Edition.

As part of their employee engagement programs, companies provide a range of arts-related activities. The highest percentages of companies reported offering:

  • Board service opportunities at arts organizations (68 percent)
  • Volunteer opportunities at arts organizations (65 percent)
  • Free or discounted tickets to an arts event (63 percent)

In addition, companies bring the arts into the workplace by developing a corporate art collection, presenting concerts or art exhibitions in the workplace, and holding employee art exhibitions, battle of the bands, or performances of employee art work. Download the report for more information about how companies use the arts to improve the employee experience. Business Contributions to the Arts: 2017 Edition and the full Corporate Intelligence portfolio are complimentary to members of The Conference Board and its Center on Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy. A fee may apply for non-members.

  • About the Author:Alex Parkinson

    Alex Parkinson

    Alex Parkinson is Principal of Parky Communications, a communications agency specializing in sustainability and CSR reporting and communications. He serves as the Co-Leader of The Conference Board Cor…

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