The Private Sector Network of Americans for the Arts–comprised of local arts organizations that work to foster arts partnerships with businesses–includes Arts & Business Councils, Business Committees for the Arts, United Arts Funds, Local Arts Agencies, and other arts organizations around the country that work to build private sector support for the arts in their local communities. Americans for the Arts convenes this network both in-person and virtually to share best practices, resources, and training. Learn more about the members and history of the network on the Private Sector Network People & Projects page.

For more guidance on how to create an Arts & Business Council, Business Committee for the Arts, or United Arts Fund, or for information on how to build private sector partnerships in your community, look through our Arts & Business Toolbox or read the FAQ.

For more information on forming arts and business partnerships, visit the pARTnership Movement, an initiative designed to reach business leaders with the message that partnering with the arts can build their competitive advantage.

Private Sector Network Council
The Private Sector Council is comprised of leaders from Private Sector Network organizations elected to assist in developing programs and resources to promote professional development and networking opportunities for local arts organizations.

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