Business Volunteers for the Arts® Project Proposal Form

Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA) recruits skilled Chicagoans, trains them in nonprofit practice, and matches them with organizations needing management assistance. Consultants are thoroughly vetted, highly qualified individuals with subject-matter expertise and a demonstrated commitment to the arts.

Our projects are well-defined, time-limited, and strategic in nature. Your staff and board, if applicable, must be prepared to 1) c
ommit the time, energy, and focus needed to work with a BVA team; and 2) be able to implement the project's final deliverable(s) on their own.
BVA program costs are paid on a project-by-project basis. Participation fees are invoiced on a sliding scale based on the organizational budget (see our website for fees). Participation fees will be invoiced at the beginning of projects.
A&BC does not provide the following services:
- Executive Searches
- IT or Website Development
- Fundraising and Contributed Revenue Planning
- Legal
- Board Recruitment
Learn more on our website.
Have a question about this form or the BVA program?
Email your questions to A&BC's Executive Director Kristin Larsen, at or call 312-372-1876 x 101.

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Tax Exempt Status *

Number of Staff (Do not include board members in your volunteer numbers) *

What is your project's primary area of focus? * 🛈

Please list the top three communites you serve through programs/ offerings. *
 you must have at least one item; Ex: "Englewood" or "Lakeview"
#1 community name
#2 community name
#3 community name

Please list the zip codes representing the three primary location(s) of the beneficiaries of and/ or participants at your programs/ offerings. *
 you must have at least one item
#1 Zip Code
#2 Zip Code
#3 Zip Code

Has your staff agreed upon the need for this project? *
Has your board approved this project? *

Please attach the following materials as PDFs.
If you have problems uploading documents, please get in touch with Kristin Larsen at