Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA)


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


100 South State Street5th FloorChicago, IL 60603


Four times a year, The Arts & Business Council of Chicago offers an orientation for the Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA) program. The BVA Program trains and places experienced business professionals on pro-bono consulting projects for small to mid-sized non-profit arts organizations. On a project by project basis, volunteers work alongside community arts organizations to facilitate retreats, develop marketing and strategic plans, assess systemic needs and budgets, and more. Business Volunteers for the Arts also provides an excellent opportunity for networking and offers an environment conducive to building camaraderie among business professionals, as well as creative collaborations with artist, actors, dancers, and those who simply love the arts! There is an application fee of $100 to cover training, volunteer matching, and project oversight costs.

For more information and an application for the program, visit A&BC's website at

How to Apply:

Now accepting applications for the Winter 2018 Class, to take place Friday, January 26 from 2pm - 5:00pm! Applications are due by end of day January 13. Upon review of your application, an A&BC staff member will be in touch to schedule an informal interview.

Please contact Sarah Frye, Programs Manager at for an application or view it online here: We looking forward to hearing about your background and passions!


  • Financial Planning
  • Accounting
  • Organization Design
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Program Management
  • Group Facilitation

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