The Arts & Business Council invests in the people and organizations that create the art we love. We do this through an integrated and responsive platform of programs and services designed to support and nurture the creative ecosystem.

View our Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report


Legal services
We want all artists to be protected and to know their rights. Our legal services program, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Mass., provides direct legal services, advice, and educational programming to artists and cultural organizations, leveraging a panel of over 500 volunteer attorneys.

Capacity building
Our holistic platform of programs strengthen and build the capacity of nonprofits, nonprofit boards, and creative businesses—from training skilled executives for nonprofit board service to supporting organizations with access to HR education and benefits for their employees.

Creative workforce development
We work to empower artists, arts organizations, and creative entrepreneurs with the business tools and resources they need to meet their own definitions of success. We provide professional development education and support through workshops and webinars, unique fellowship opportunities, mentorship, and direct services.

We partner with foundations, philanthropists, and local government to respond to the needs of artists and organizations and to deliver real value to our community. We also partner with local business through our corporate art lending program. And at our annual Martinis & Masterpieces event, we bring the best of both worlds together to support the health of our creative economy and to celebrate the area’s many arts champions.


Ellen Altman
Architect Consultant, Spalding Tougias Architects, Inc.

Jim Buza
Director- Advice & Guidance Solutions, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Kristin D’Ambrosio
Partner, PwC

Michelle DuBois
Associate Director, Winston Art Group

Joanne Kaliontzis
Art Director, Studio51 Design

Joshua Miller, Esq.
Managing Director, Senior Wealth Strategist
Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management

Marisa Murtagh
Esq. VP and Counsel, Global Treasury State Street Corporation

Sean Newth (Chair)

Chief Accounting Officer & Controller, State Street Corporation

Glenn G. Pudelka, Esq.
Counsel, Locke Lord LLP

Dayla Arabella Santurri
Media Strategist and Event Architect, Dayla Arabella Inc.

Aaron von Staats, Esq.
General Counsel, PTC

Cheryl Tougias
Partner, Spalding Tougias Architects, Inc.

Michael Tucci
CPA, Partner, Cohn Reznick