Our Story

Tampa Bay BCA “TBBCA” is a non-profit founded in 1989, one of 11 national “Business Committees for the Arts,” of the pARTnership Movement and Private Sector Network of Americans for the Arts. For over 26 years, TBBCA has “united businesses to champion arts and culture for a prosperous community” based on the philosophy that “the arts are good for business, and business is good for the arts”.  TBBCA pARTners’ voluntary contributions provide funding and resources for programs that leverage the power of collective giving, and connect businesses in support of arts and culture as important economic drivers in our community and essential contributors to our quality of life. TBBCA programs and events promote and advance engagement, appreciation and support of arts and cultural organizations, individual artists and arts education, throughout the year across the greater Tampa Bay area. We invite you to pARTner with us and receive invitations to TBBCA programs, events and news!

Call 813-221-2787  or email susanaweymouth@tbbca.org

Our Philosophy

The arts are good for business  – and business is good for the arts.

A vibrant arts and culture scene can transform communities by creating jobs, stimulating urban renewal, enhancing tourism and attracting and retaining a skilled and educated workforce. Arts partnerships can also grow your business. According to a national survey by Americans for the Arts, 50% of businesses agree that supporting arts and culture has the potential to increase their bottom line through increased name recognition and new networking opportunities.