Arts & Business Service Exchange is an easy and convenient service that helps local business leaders and professionals seeking opportunities to dedicate their time and talents to local artists and art organizations in need of business services and general volunteers.
To get started, simply complete the relevant form at the links below. ABAE will post all service requests to our website, advertise the opportunities through various online outlets and provide personal guidance for professionals, artists, art organizations, and businesses looking to work together.
While the opportunities for collaboration are limited only by your imagination, some examples of possible partnership opportunities include:
- Board membership
- Pro-bono legal advice
- Business plan review
- Production assistance – ushers, stagehands, etc.
- Social media guidance
- Re-branding opportunities
- Retail space exhibition openings
Working together, business professionals and artists can accomplish more than is possible individually…whether that is measured by revenue, employee attraction and retention, innovation, or artistic output.
If you don’t see any opportunity that fits your interest or skills, please complete a volunteer application and we’ll work with you to find the right match.
ABAE exists to support Arts and Business Service Exchange of all forms. So, let’s get started!
What’s Needed Now
City of Eugene Public Works UpStream Art Mural Project
The City of Eugene is sponsoring an art contest for storm drain art that will be painted directly on four downtown area sidewalks adjacent to storm drains. The theme is “Clean Rivers Start Here” and artists are invited to submit their ideas to visually encourage people to be mindful of keeping our stormwater clean. Deadline for submissions is August 20, 2018. Four artists will be selected by a panel of City of Eugene staff, and business and art community representatives and will paint their design on September 21 and 22. Applications can be found at happyrivers.org. For more information, Jeffrey Flowers (541.682.8482 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Board Member Openings for Singing Creek Educational Center
Singing Creek Educational Center is seeking a passionate individual to serve on its board of directors. Singing Creek operates a 250 acre family farm in Junction City and offers engaging and hands-on programs in living history and nature. Singing Creek board members are excited about bringing history to life and stimulating young minds and imaginations. Board members serve for two years and are responsible for guiding the organization, making decisions, helping with fundraising, and serving as ambassadors for the organization. The board meets monthly and is made up of parents, teachers, community business leaders, and retired professionals. For further information, please contact Karen Rainsong (541.968.1986 or email@example.com).
Ushers needed for Cottage Theatre
Cottage Theatre seeks volunteers to serve as ushers at their upcoming performances. Volunteer ushers greet arriving patrons, hand out programs, escort patrons to their seats, assist with concessions sales, and help maintain the lobby and bathrooms. In return, ushers get to see the show for free. Training is provided. Cottage Theatre is a non-profit community theatre located in Cottage Grove, which produces six shows annually in its own 150 seat facility. For further information, please contact Susan Goes (541.942.8001 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Board Member Openings for Oregon Supported Living Program
The Oregon Supported Living Program (OSLP) is looking to grow its Board of Directors and is seeking new members who are enthusiastic about respect and inclusion for people with disabilities as well as arts & culture opportunities for all. OSLP requires Board members to commit to a 2 year term and attend monthly meetings. The mission of OSLP is to enhance the lives of adults with developmental disabilities by providing person-centered residential, vocational, and supported living programs with emphasis on the arts and community integration. For further information please contact Mija Andrade (541.343.4196 or email@example.com).
Board Member Opening for Oregon Mozart Players
The Oregon Mozart Players (OMP) are seeking an individual who cares about the arts to join its engaged, dynamic board of directors. The OMP board is relatively small—approximately 12 members—and so individual member contributions have real, measurable impact on the success of OMP. OMP especially welcomes individuals who have experience with fundraising, fiscal management, legal practice, or knowledge of classical and/or chamber music. For further information please contact Larissa Ennis (541.731.1702 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Board Member Opening for Shelton McMurphey Johnson House
The Shelton McMurphey Johnson House is looking for board members who have a love for history, preservation, and a desire to ensure future generations can enjoy this beautiful house for years to come. SMJ House has several projects on the horizon which will raise the level of community interaction and require outgoing, community-oriented people to bring to fruition. For further information, please contact Leah Murray (541.484.0808 or email@example.com).
Arts and Business Creative Academy Instructors Needed
The Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene (ABAE) seeks qualified artists, business leaders, and academic instructors to lead individual seminars as part of its new Arts & Business Creative Academy. Each seminar is focused on a specific business need and how the application of artistic practices or the engagement of local artists can meet that need. Compensation is approximately $500 per instructor per seminar and instructors should be prepared to commit 10-12 hours in preparation and delivery of each seminar. For further information, please contact Kelly Johnson (541.242.2364 or firstname.lastname@example.org).