For the past 38 years, the Arts + Business Council has hosted an annual awards ceremony to celebrate its mission and increase support to enable the organization to expand its impact and reach. On May 23rd, the Arts + Business Council will honor projects that demonstrate an impactful collaboration between the arts and business sectors.
Supporting the Arts + Business Council’s annual awards celebration raises crucial funding to enable the organization to continue its impact and expand its reach. Thank you for your support.
2023 Arts + Business Council Awards
Art has the power to move, shake, and shape the world around us. It is at the intersection of many things, including business. When arts and business are paired together, we begin to see the transformation our region is striving towards in our neighborhoods and workplaces. Powerful partnerships can create more access and resources for diverse artists, showcase communities by sharing their unique stories, and give marginalized Philadelphians paid, hands-on career training. This is the power of the arts + business communities joined hand-in-hand.
Celebrate this incredible synergy with the Arts + Business Council at its 38th annual awards revering Philadelphia’s transformative and restorative creativity.
This year, the Arts + Business Council will honor projects that demonstrate an impactful collaboration between the arts and business sectors. Learn more about the works of this year’s awardees and businesses advancing the arts, appreciate live performances, and enjoy an evening filled with drinks, light fare, and mingling with the Arts + Business Council’s community, including creative and business leaders, advocates, and artists from throughout the region.
Moore College of Art & Design
1916 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
4:00-4:30PM | Registration
4:30-5:30PM | Awards Ceremony Program
5:30-7:30PM | Reception
Individual Artists | $75
Artists who primarily work independently and their primary occupation is an artist.
Nonprofit Professionals | $95
Individuals whose primary occupation is with a nonprofit organization.
Business and Government Professionals $125
Individuals whose primary occupation is with a company or government entity.
Dress code is business, creative or cultural attire.
Please contact Erin Ryan at [email protected] for accommodation requests. Dietary requests cannot be accommodated at this time.
2023 Featured Artists
KULU MELE AFRICAN DANCE + DRUM ENSEMBLE
Artist Directory Member
2023 Business on Board Host Organization
Philadelphia Fellowship for Black Artists Fellow, in collaboration with Ife Williams.
In its 38 years, the Arts + Business Council Awards have taken different forms to best recognize leaders who embody and foster cross-sector collaboration between creative and business communities. Along the way, some award categories have been added to highlight specific verticals within our communities while other categories have been retired to make room for new, innovative ideas.
For their Love & Grit Storefronts Project, which aimed to reinvigorate and beautify the city’s empty storefronts by transforming them into art installations.
For the Everyday Places Artist Partnerships project, an initiative of Barnes West–a collaboration between the Barnes and People’s Emergency Center Community Development Corporation–that connected social impact artists with neighborhood businesses to engage residents in art-making activities, sparking creativity, hope, and healing.
For their EMERGING MARKETS project, a two-year series launched in May 2020, which presented informal musical events where Philadelphians shop, work, and play, and broke down barriers to access to classical music.