Looking to start something new this fall? Consider Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA), the flagship program of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia.  For 30 years, we’ve been engaging business professionals in our region’s vibrant arts and culture community as volunteer management consultants. Among the reasons business people choose to get involved are these:

Reason #5 Carefully curated matches: We find projects that align with your areas of expertise and we make thoughtful matches between arts and culture organizations and BVA volunteers.

Reason #18 Great resume material: BVA volunteers lead strategic and business planning projects and advise arts groups on areas including finance, human resources, marketing and organizational development. In other words, real work, with real results.

Reason #29 Creative sparks: Most BVA volunteers attend more arts and culture events after they’ve completed one or more projects with us; many go a step further by picking up a paintbrush, pen or musical instrument or signing up for dance or acting classes.

If you are interested, please apply online by September 16 for the next BVA volunteer class being held Saturday, October 1.

Questions? Feel free to contact BVA program director Eileen Cunniffe at 215-790-3621 or ecunniffe@artsandbusinessphila.org.

If you’re not sure BVA is for you, we have three other ways for business, legal and technology professionals to learn from and contribute to the Greater Philadelphia Region’s arts sector.  Business On Board provides board governance training and placement for business and legal professionals.  Technology Connectors places volunteer technology consultants with arts and cultural organizations.  Finally, Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts offers attorneys the chance to provide pro bono legal service to individual artists as well as arts and nonprofit organizations.  Please visit us online to find out more.