Our Focus & Mission
The Arts & Business Council of Rhode Island (A&BC/RI) is an arts service organization that works to promote cultural and economic growth through leadership, partnerships, and programs that link the arts and business sectors.
Since 1989, the programs and services of the Arts & Business Council of Rhode Island have helped to increase the capacity of arts and cultural organizations across the state to enable them to expand and thrive. A&BC/RI will continue to build a vital arts community for Rhode Island while it works to promote new partnerships to expand the role of the emerging creative cluster's impact on Rhode Island's economic, new business and tourism development.
Through our local and national programs, the Arts & Business Council of Rhode Island will continue to recruit and bring expertise, resources, educational opportunities and leadership talent from the business world to build the capacity of the state's non-profit arts and cultural organizations. A&BC/RI will deepen relationships with our current program partners and forge new partnerships in support of additional program opportunities within Rhode Island's emerging creative economy cluster, assuring Rhode Island's economic competitiveness and quality of life.
Corporations and businesses that partner with the Arts & Business Council of Rhode Island benefit through meaningful volunteer opportunities for employees, improved workforce and professional development opportunities, greater access to arts resources, and the opportunity to be part of a community enhanced by the presence of a vibrant arts sector.