A&B Programmes

Our programmes include:

Business Membership

A membership network for businesses providing events, expertise, information, publications and resources to help develop maximum impact from engagement with the arts.

Development Forum

A membership association for arts fundraisers providing a platform for debate, information and networking.

The Prince of Wales Arts & Kids Foundation

The Prince of Wales Arts & Kids Foundation works with businesses to give children and young people the opportunity to get involved with the arts. Arts & Kids was established in response to the vision of HRH The Prince of Wales in 2002.

New Partners

An investment programme to promote the development of sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts with a focus on new and innovative relationships.


Arts & Business offers innovative and effective management development opportunities through our bespoke employee engagement programmes, which help business people get the most from professional participation in the creative world of the arts. Over the past decade, almost 4,500 business professionals have contributed significant in kind support to thousands of non-profit arts organisations, through three schemes:

Skills Bank

Through our careful matching process and ongoing support, middle to senior business managers work on specific time-limited projects with arts organisations, sharing their professional skills in order to achieve clearly defined objectives.

Board Bank

A longer-term opportunity to make a lasting contribution to governance in the arts. A&B develops and supports senior business managers to take their place as non-executive trustees on the boards of not-for-profit arts organisations.


Thorough and personal attention is given to match senior business managers with arts professionals as mentors. Fully supported by A&B throughout the relationship, they gain a unique insight into the creative challenges of arts professionals whilst enhancing their coaching skills.


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