Arts & Business Council of Miami

About Us

Mission

For 35+ years, the Arts & Business Council of Miami has empowered the creative ecosystem, with curated innovations and tailored programing that leverages and strengthens 500+ arts organizations and thousands of artists, arts professionals and creative entrepreneurs. ABC has played a leading role in capacity building and sustainability through targeted workshops, custom connections to the business sector, audience development programs, pro bono business and legal consultations and curated networking and outreach. 

 

Signature programs include Miami Arts Marketing Project, Arts Board Match, Building a Better Board, Artburst Media Bureau, Creative Celebrations, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Breakfast with the Arts. We are supremely qualified to find new solutions, anchored by our unique intersection at the nexus of arts and business, to make the culture sector more productive, efficient and empowered and respond to the overwhelming and damaging consequences of the pandemic. 

History

We are leading the movement to build a sustainable creative ecosystem through advancing high-impact partnerships between business, entrepreneurs and the arts. For 35+ years, Arts Biz has played a leading role developing programs that bring together business and arts for effective and mutually beneficial outcomes. We assist over 500 arts groups, artists and creatives through executive consultancies, leadership training, audience development, workshops, forums, curated outreach and networking events. 
 
ABC plays a leading role in capacity building and sustainability through targeted workshops, custom connections to business, audience development programs, pro bono business and legal consultations and curated networking and outreach. Since our inception our programs and services are valued at over 20 million dollars. 

COVID Response

The impact of arts on society is invaluable to our well-being and priceless in every way. Even for arts groups accustomed to “making much of little,” the repercussions of the unprecedented pandemic pose unique challenges. We design leading-edge programming to keep the arts in business. Relaunch & Revitalize, small group, expert led inter-actives, help the cultural community meet the challenges of shrinking income, reduced staff and decreased audiences. Our new cost/benefit analysis tool helps groups measure the financial viability of their programs to make smart decisions. We hold virtual clinics and coaching sessions that provide arts professionals with essential and vital tools. The Miami Herald called the Arts & Business Council “ground zero” in helping the arts community survive in 2021.

 

Vision

The Arts & Business Council of Miami empowers Miami’s creative ecosystem. We curate innovative and tailored programing that leverages investment in the arts to measurably advance the goals of Miami businesses and foundations, ultimately strengthening economic impact of the creative economy and the vitality of our entire community.

North Star

The Arts & Business Council is known for empowering the creative ecosystem. Our north star is engaging all the people for all the arts. For 35 years we have worked with community and business leaders to design programs that build audiences, strengthen boards, increase productivity and efficiency and engage business in the arts. Our superpower is building relationships.

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