Over the past 35 years we’ve helped businesses to differentiate their brand and motivate their employees by engaging with arts and cultural organisations. We have an unrivalled depth of cultural knowledge and a passion for developing creative connections that deliver financially tangible progress and enhanced employee well-being.
We add creativity and innovation to our business members’ vision and ambition. Through creative partnership with arts organisations, we help businesses embrace new ways of working, strengthen brands, engage and motivate their staff, achieve their CSR commitments and forge relationships with local communities.
We believe in the transformative power of arts and culture and the vital role it plays in society - and our growing network of members do too.
Becoming a business member unlocks a range of benefits including:
One-on-one Creative Ideation for your Business
We will work with you to understand your key business priorities and offer opportunities for innovation through creative collaboration with our arts members.
Creative Partnership Support
Personalised guidance to support creative partnerships. Our Investment Programme competitive match-fund is also available to help eligible arts and business partners achieve more together.
Unique Events & Networking Opportunities
Exclusive events and discounts across our annual calendar which features, inspirational speakers, business breakfasts, creative networking opportunities, behind the scenes cultural experiences, training and masterclasses on topics that matter to businesses.
Staff Engagement and Development
Employees can benefit from events which build teamwork, trust, imagination and communication skills for the workplace using skills from the worlds of theatre, music or the visual arts. Receive discounted rates on our talent development board-matching programmes.
Powerful Advocacy and Profiling
We profile our members through our digital channels and provide speaker and partnership opportunities to platform your organisation. You'll also receive our Business Newsletters and free monthly What's on Guide which is packed with arts and cultural events.
“Arts & Business NI lets Translink fulfil its corporate responsibility potential by delivering a bespoke, professional and expert service. As a people-orientated business delivering around 80 million passenger journeys a year, the Investment Programme has opened the doors to lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships between ourselves and some of the most talented local arts organisations.”
“Working with our talented Arts Partner, Bounce Culture, we developed our successful podcasting series. Building on our first year, we focused on high performing organisations. Covering areas of relevance to all sectors and with guest contributors and a conversational style, these resonated with audiences. They have been a very valuable asset. Working with an arts partner really brings a new dimension both to our thinking and outcomes. It has been a truly remarkable experience, a real partnership.”
Arts & Business NI is generously supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.