Arts After Hours
  BVA consultancy match
  Encore Awards
  MetLife Foundation Arts Forums
  Stable Growth

Arts & Business Council Programs

A&BC/RI's programs include:


  • ArtTIX is a comprehensive, information, marketing and ticketing service that serves as a marketing vehicle for all of the arts in the City of Providence, across the state and throughout southeastern New England. It is intended to provide more demand for arts and cultural performances and events, thereby generating new earned revenue sources for participating arts and cultural organizations.



  • Arts After Hours is a new series of roving social and networking events that provide an opportunity to get together at different arts/cultural venues around the city or state. It offers arts groups an opportunity to show off their spaces and work, businesspeople an easy way to get more acquainted with the arts community, and arts/cultural leaders the chance to interact on a regular basis.
  • The BVA Consultancy Match Program  recruits, trains and places business executives as pro bono consultants with non-profit arts and cultural organizations. The program helps organizations build capacity while providing business people the opportunity to expand their professional and personal experiences. Since its inception in 1989, the program has provided over $6 million dollars of professional consultation services to over 140 arts, cultural and educational organizations.
  • Encore Arts and Business Awards honor the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations that work to improve the quality of life of all Rhode Islanders through their dedication to and support of arts and culture in the state. Whether they play the role of advocate, creator, manager, performer, presenter, producer, supporter or sponsor, these leaders ignite our potential and inspire our future.

National Arts Forums Series
  • MetLife Foundation National Arts Forums Series provide a forum for Rhode Islanders to engage in a dialogue on arts and business issues ranging from our ability to grow the creative economy to statewide cultural policy planning, cultural tourism and arts in education. Providence is one of nine sites selected by the MetLife Foundation to host the program


  • The National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) helps organizations acquire and implement sophisticated marketing skills and enables arts groups to increase earned income through innovative and effective audience development planning. This program is supported by American Express and includes a local workshop series, an advanced training and granting program, an interactive website and an international arts marketing conference. Providence is one of twelve project sites across the country.

  • Stable Growth Organizational Development Series provides professional development workshops, best practices, case studies and a network of mentors and colleagues for arts managers, board members, operational and artistic staff.

Advocacy | ArtTIX | BVA Consultancy Match | Encore Awards | MetLife Foundation Arts Forums | NAMP | Stable Growth