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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Business Contributions to the Arts: 2019 Edition

In partnership with Americans for the Arts, The Conference Board conducts an annual survey that seeks information regarding businesses’ support for the arts. This edition, fittingly laid out in infographic form for a more visually appealing read, demonstrates that 83 percent of participants expect their support for the arts to remain the same or increase and that their contributions constitute 39 percent of their total charitable giving. Further indicators of the value respondents place on arts contributions include 67 percent indicating that they enable employees to volunteer with arts organizations and a 36 percent increase in the number of respondents that track the outcomes of their donations, both results evidencing strategic intent.

AUTHORS

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Robert Schwarz

Senior Researcher, ESG Center
The Conference Board

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Randy Cohen

Vice President of Research and Policy
Americans for the Arts

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Isaac Fitzsimons

Research Coordinator
Americans for the Arts

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