Art is not a thing; it is a way. - Elbert Hubbard

Our Mission

The mission of the A&BC is to strengthen a vibrant arts community by providing quality direct legal and business services and ongoing educational programs--some of which have existed for over 30 years--to the creative community within Massachusetts. Programs include business training for artists and creative entrepreneurs, pro bono legal services through the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, nonprofit board service training and placement through Business on Board, microlending, fiscal agency, estate and legacy planning, human resources support, insurance programs, and corporate art lending partnerships.

The artwork on this site

The artwork featured throughout our site is courtesy of several graduates of our Artist's Professional Toolbox program: Aimee Empey, Lei-Sanne Doo, Kathy Soles, Christine Destrempes, Katherine Borkowski-Byrne, and Valerie Spain.