The BCA 10 awards program launched 15 years ago, and since that time more than 150 companies have been recognized for their support of the arts through the program. In 2019, the program’s 15th anniversary year, Americans for the Arts is excited to unveil a new name and look for the awards which shall be known in future as the Arts and Business Partnership Awards.
The Arts and Business Partnership Award is a national recognition given annually to businesses that have mutually beneficial, innovative, and sustained partnerships with the arts. Each year, winners of this award are celebrated at the Arts and Business Partnership Awards Gala in New York City and become part of a network of like-minded businesses and leaders. These companies set the standard for excellence and serve as role models for others to follow.
For outstanding contributions, we also honor an individual arts champion with the Leadership Award, and an extraordinary collaboration between a business and its arts partner is awarded the David Rockefeller pARTnership Award.
The honorees and their partnerships are promoted nationally as exemplars in creating dynamic arts and business partnerships. We are honored to announce the awardees below.
2019 Arts and Business Partnership Honorees:
David Machado Restaurants (Portland, OR)
Doyle Coffin Architecture (Ridgefield, CT)
Erie Insurance (Erie, PA)
Grounds for Thought (Bowling Green, OH)
Jiffy Lube of Indiana (Fort Wayne, IN)
Nokia Bell Labs (New Providence, NJ)
Northwestern Mutual (Milwaukee, WI)
Omaha Steaks (Omaha, NE)
The Marcus Corporation (Milwaukee, WI)
Warby Parker (New York, NY)
The recipients of the 2019 David Rockefeller pARTnership Award are Gensler + Access Gallery in Denver, CO.
The Leadership Award goes to Michael Martella, President of Boar’s Head and Chairman of the Van Wezel Foundation.
“We are grateful to honor these businesses and individuals for their exceptional involvement in ensuring that the arts thrive in their communities,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “They provide the arts with significant financial and in-kind support, and they incorporate meaningful arts-related programs into their employee, customer, and community relations activities. They enrich the lives of millions of Americans and truly set a standard for other businesses to follow.”