Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA) Candidate Application

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Dear BVA Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the Arts & Business Council of Chicago’s BVA program. Business Volunteers are the heart of A&BC programming and provide thousands of hours of pro-bono consulting to our arts clients each year. Our BVA consultants have the opportunity to work with some of the most exciting emerging and mid-sized arts organizations in the city, and to become part of a network of hundreds of volunteers both in Chicago.

Upon review of your application, an A&BC staff member will be in contact to let you know if your background is a good fit for our program and to schedule an interview. Once accepted into the program, each new BVA consultant will be expected to attend an orientation.

If you have any questions about the BVA program, please contact Noemi Garcia at

We greatly look forward to receiving your application and exploring both your passions and your skills in person.