The Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia

BVA Arts Project Application

Thank you for your interest in ABC’s capacity building services through Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA), joining more than 260 arts and culture organizations working with us to engage untapped networks of support for your staff, board and community. Please complete the adjacent form, which is designed to help us understand your organizational goals and specific project-based needs.

Once completed, a member of our program staff will reach out to schedule an interview. In the meantime, we want to thank you for choosing ABC as the place to work collaboratively with the business sector, and we invite you to explore our other Volunteer Services, which engage the legal and technology community to support a thriving arts and culture sector.

Arts and culture organizations pay an administrative fee to the Arts and Business Council when a BVA volunteer is placed. Please note that the fee to participate in BVA is paid when a BVA volunteer begins to work with your organization. The fee is:

  • $200 for organizations with operating budgets under $250K
  • $300 for organizations with operating budgets $250K to $500K
  • $500 for organizations with operating budgets $500K to $1M
  • $750 for organizations with operating budgets $1M to $5M
  • $1,250 for organizations with operating budgets over $5M

If you have any questions during the application process, please feel free to be in touch with Eileen Cunniffe, Director, Consulting + Governance Services, at ECunniffe@artsbusinessPHL.org.

Organization Contact Information
Executive Director Contact Information
Organization Overview

Mission Statement:*

Have you in the past or are you currently working with other technical assistance groups?

If so, please describe services received:

Is your Board of Directors aware that you are applying to BVA for assistance?
Types of Assistance

Project Support Description

Please provide a brief description of the type of support your organization needs. Feel free to email any separate supporting documents to ecunniffe@artsandbusinessphila.org.*

Supplementary Materials

The Council requires a current board list to get a picture of the board makeup and to assist with making the best possible match with your organization. Please be sure to include professional affiliation and current contact information for each of your board members. To complete your application, please enter your board list below and select a mailing option below after reviewing the Board List Policy. *





I understand my organization will be billed when our BVA project begins.*

The Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia

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