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
Treasurer Board Member Opening for The Willamette Jazz Society
The Willamette Jazz Society provides a place for jazz music to grow and thrive in Eugene. The organization was developed by the Jazz Station, a place to listen to world class jazz for people of all ages and opportunities for all ages to learn and grow their ability to perform in an intimate venue. The Treasurer position term on the Board begins in early April 2019, and is a two year commitment. Monthly meetings are currently scheduled at 6:30 pm at the Jazz Station on the second Tuesday of the month. Meetings are up to 2 hours. For more information, please contact Laura Niles (541.543.3421 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Social Media Content Volunteer for the Very Little Theater
The Very Little Theatre is looking for assistance creating social media content to promote their shows. The social media volunteer would collect photos and videos from actors in rehearsal to get short scenes, fun ad libs from the actors, and some dramatic photos. Please bring your good ideas for short videos and photos to help sell the show. The Very Little Theatre is the West Coast’s longest continuous running community theater! They are a volunteer organization, run on membership power. For further information, please contact Kali Kardas (206.375.2568 or email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.com).