Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA) is A&BC’s longest-running service for Chicago-area arts organizations. The BVA service recruits and trains experienced business professionals as volunteers, and then assigns them to serve pro bono on consulting projects for small-to-medium sized nonprofit arts organizations throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. A&BC’s business volunteers are highly qualified professionals with a minimum of five years of managerial experience and a commitment to working closely with arts organizations on a project basis.
Ready for a BVA Consultant Team?
Business Volunteers for the Arts, working in consulting groups of two, three or four, lend their time and talents to work with your management and staff on a variety of complex business-related projects, including:
- Business Plans
- Communication Plans
- Human Resources
- Financial Plans
- Job Descriptions/Organizational Chart
- Market Research
- Marketing and Branding Plans
- Operational Analyses
- Retreat Facilitation
- Strategic Plans
BVA projects typically last two-to-six months. The actual time commitment depends on the nature of the project, but all parties agree on an anticipated outcome and completion date at an initial project meeting.
The BVA processing fee is a flat rate of $200 per project to cover administrative costs. This fee is non-refundable.
Apply to Receive BVA Service
Applying for a BVA team requires that you register your organization as an Arts Clients of A&BC. To become an Arts Client, please fill out an ONLINE NEW CLIENT APPLICATION. If you are already an Arts Client of A&BC and would like to apply for a BVA team, please fill out an ONLINE PROJECT PROPOSAL FORM.
Arts Client Applications and BVA Project Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis.
For more information, please email Katie Kurcz, Director of Programs - Management Services, or call her 312-372-1876 x229.