Susana Weymouth is the Executive Director – and sole employee – of Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts. The TBBCA is one of 11 national Business Committees for the Arts, connecting business people with artists and art.
Their work brings business folk to galleries and theatres, and connects artists with offices looking for art. The relationships the TBBCA build help artists and arts organizations find patrons, and help businesses shape creative workplaces as they engage with the arts around them.
Susana talks about the arts as a vital economic force, and how businesses and artists can work together. She explains the TBBCA’s advocacy role in funding for the arts. And for nonprofits struggling to find and develop board members, she shares her tips for building a strong and active board of directors.
The scholarship program the TBBCA provides has helped many young Tampa Bay artists build professional careers. And the annual Impact Awards, honoring artists, arts leaders and arts supporters, shines a light on people who are leading Tampa Bay in a positive and creative direction.
Find out more about Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts at https://www.tbbca.org.
Find out more about The Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships Program – https://www.tbbca.org/programs-events/art-stars-scholarships/.
And keep an eye out for the annual Impact Awards every October – https://www.facebook.com/TBBCAorg/.
Get updates on the TBBCA’s Cultural Encounters, where business professionals gather to explore theaters, galleries, concerts and more – https://www.tbbca.org/programs-events/cultural-encounters/.
Arts In is produced by Sheila and Matt Cowley. Executive Producer, Barbara St. Clair.