• Connecting Arts & Business – Realising The Potential for Creative Partnerships

The report is the result of the European project Connecting Arts & Business (2013-2015), which was co-funded by the Culture programme of the EU and implemented by partners from the Netherlands (project-coordinator Culture-Entrepreneurship), Belgium (Prométhéa and KEA), Denmark (Centre for Cultural and Experience Economy), Poland (National Centre for Culture), Hungary (Summa Artium) and the UK (Arts & Business). The publication presents the advantages and challenges of the collaboration between Arts and Business, different forms of collaboration as well as numerous case studies from the EU and initiatives undertaken by partners within the project.

  • The Value of Arts for Business

The book by Professor Giovanni Schiuma covers Arts-based initiatives, the skill-set of the arts sector and the role of arts within an organisation – which can be interpreted as a catalyst, a lever, and a trigger to support and drive organisational changes, to increase the competencies of an organisation and to develop its potential and latent energy.

  • Art Works – Why the Business Needs the Arts?

The report, published in 2004 by Arts & Business UK, explains how and in what ways the arts can make a difference inside business and what the contribution of the arts is to business success. It reviews the research literature on arts-based interventions and the related fields of corporate creativity, human resource strategy and high performance organisations and charts the development of the relationship between business and the arts, exploring both the demand and supply side of business/arts cooperation. It reviews the evidence that exists for the impact that the arts can have, including leading-edge case studies and examples, and the implications for how businesses could purchase and evaluate such interventions.

  •  Creating, innovating, disrupting through A&B organisations

The main aim of this publication is to identify innovative and successful A&B practices in Europe. It provides a description of A&B organisations in Europe and shows the different ways of understanding, defining and approaching the concept of A&B across Europe. It suggests a typology of A&B initiatives (ranging from more traditional ones such as corporate patronage and sponsorship, to more recent trends like cross-sectoral innovation actions or artistic interventions, training activities and awareness-raising actions) and describes the 37 successful A&B practices, which illustrate how Arts and Business can collaborate together for mutual benefit —by exchanging knowledge, skills, resources, etc.