The economic impact of non-profit arts organizations in Miami is estimated to surpass $1.4 billion annually, spread over almost 1,000 organizations. A healthy art ecosystem, not only creates a healthy business environment, but is also a key determinant to a good harmony within our communities. That is the reason why I have been so involved for almost 10 years through various organizations: the GMCVB (Visitors & Convention Bureau), the Miami Department of Cultural Affairs and the Arts and Business Council of Miami, as Chairman of the Board, then Board Chair Emeritus.
The Arts & Business Council of Miami is leading the movement to build a sustainable cultural ecosystem through advancing high-impact partnerships between business, entrepreneurs and the arts. As Miami’s only organization that leverages the arts for economic vitality, ABC provides meaningful engagement opportunities with the arts to inspire employees, stimulate innovation and foster creativity. When a business partners with the arts, they strengthen the entire community. For over 35 years, ABC has played a leading role developing programs that bring together business and arts for effective and mutually beneficial outcomes. ABC assists over 500 arts groups through executive consultancies, leadership training, audience development, workshops, forums, curated outreach and networking events.