Arts & Business Council of Miami

Building sustainability through relationships and tapping into our community




For 35 years the Arts & Business Council has led the movement to empower the creative ecosystem with high-impact partnerships between business, entrepreneurs, and the arts. As Miami’s only organization that leverages the arts for economic vitality, ABC programs inspire employees, stimulate innovation & foster creativity. We assist 500+ arts groups and 150+ artists through executive consultancies, leadership training, audience development, workshops, forums, curated outreach & networking events.




When a business partners with the arts, they strengthen the entire community. The Arts & Business Council plays a leading role in developing programs that bring together business and arts for effective and mutually beneficial outcomes. Our signature programs include

  • Miami Arts Marketing Project, a collaborative high impact conference and series providing a discovery of the latest trends in marketing, innovation and exploration of curated partnerships and new audiences. It is a leading-edge experience curated for arts professionals and creative entrepreneurs.
  •, which is like a dating site for board matches. The board marketplace showcases nonprofits that have completed the Building a Better Board workshop and have a strategy for recruiting new members. The site also provides resources for board candidates and the top five benefits for joining a board.
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, which provides pro bono legal consultations for artists and creatives, and Patent Pro Bono Florida (in collaboration with USPTO) matches patent attorneys with low-income inventors. VLA also includes networking events and outreach for entertainment, IP, corporate, and patent attorneys.
  •, Miami’s media hub for the arts. Arts journalism has been dying for the past decade, hurting audience development, outreach, and independent reviews for the cultural community. Artburst is a cutting-edge website that highlights articles, reviews, and feature stories from some of South Florida’s top arts journalists.




The arts have a 1.4 billion dollar economic impact in Miami-Dade, and creative industries are thriving. We are a global community that embraces new business ventures, technology development, and entrepreneurs with the creative spark that will propel society into the next century. With over 1,200 arts organizations and thousands of creative visionaries, Miami is a top cultural destination, an innovation hub, and the gateway to Latin America. Our city is multilingual, multicultural, and multifaceted with unlimited possibilities.


Building sustainability through relationships and tapping into our community for partnership and support has proven to be one of the cornerstones of the Arts & Business Council’s longstanding success. Our pARTnerships provide our member companies with instant access to the creative ecosystem, meaningful employee engagement, and targeted high-impact opportunities to showcase their brand. Our network of corporate and cultural professionals collaborates to be enriched through leadership development, volunteerism, and sustainable business practices that strengthen our community.

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