Arts & Business Council of Miami

About Us


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. 


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. 


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.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

To support a full creative life for all, the Arts & Business Council commits to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, and equitable community. We are working to ensure that everyone in Miami-Dade has equal access to a full, vibrant creative life, which is essential to a healthy and democratic society. 

Recognizing that cultural diversity goes beyond language, ethnicity, race, and religion, to include crosscutting characteristics such as gender, sexual orientation, and range of ability and age, we commit to build an appreciation for the qualities brought to bear by each individual, organization and business that we engage with. The Arts & Business Council works to advance policies and practices that support diversity, equity, and pluralism in the arts and culture sector in South Florida. 

We are better people with the arts in our lives. We are healthier, creative, and actively engaged citizens who feel better about today and more optimistic about tomorrow. In a society struggling to find equity and social justice, the arts improve the quality of South Florida. They unify us and help us understand other cultures—benefits that persist even in difficult social and economic times. 

Words matter.  So does listening. So does acknowledging that best intentions don’t make up for past insufficiencies. So does learning. So does recognizing injustice. So does accepting responsibility. So does taking action. 

The Arts & Business Council is uniquely qualified to help artists, arts professionals and creatives address challenges and opportunities in ways that are widely-inclusive, deeply-thoughtful, extraordinarily-creative, and profoundly-purposeful. We are committed to inclusion, partnering with affinity groups to empower BIPOC and Hispanic arts professionals and artists. 

We believe the arts are for everyone. To that end we inspire the arts to build authentic relationships with BIPOC, Hispanics, Disability and LGBTQ communities with Deep Dive Discussions, Failing Forward initiative and Miami Arts Marketing Project.

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