Presented annually, the Arts and Business Partnership Awards—formerly called the BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America awards—honor 10 U.S. companies, a business leader, and an arts and business partnership for their exceptional commitment to the arts through grants, local partnerships, volunteer programs, matching gifts, sponsorships, and board membership. The awards will be presented by Americans for the Arts on October 3, 2019, at a black-tie gala at the Central Park Boathouse in New York City.
His commitment to the community and to the arts is unquestioned.
Currently, he serves as the Board Chairman for Third Angle New Music. Our relationship with David began when Third Angle New Music performed at the opening of his restaurant, Nel Centro, in 2009. All the proceeds from that successful event were graciously donated to Third Angle. Chef Machado has continued to expand his relationship with Third Angle. His generosity in time and support go far beyond our wildest expectations – whether it is donating catered meals for events, hosting fundraisers, introducing Third Angle to new organizations, or rolling up his sleeves to help us move offices and provide storage units, Chef Machado’s positivity, encouragement, and patience abound.
We hold fundraisers and events at all four of the David Machado’s restaurants:
Nel Centro, Citizen Baker,https://altabira.com/, and Tanner Creek Tavern.
Each time Machado and his restaurant staff help to create a memorable experience. Unique to Third Angle, are the dinners, held in a private home, for visiting guest composers and performers. These menus are personally curated and prepared by Chef Machado and are inspired by the concurrent music program. Artists constantly share how respected and honored they feel after experiencing the hospitality of Chef Machado in an authentic Portland environment.
David Machado’s generous spirit, open ears, and delicious food have been integral to the success of countless arts organizations in Portland. He creates the kind of world in which we all want to live. The Portland community is the beneficiary of the generosity of this humble and hardworking man.
In addition, Michael Martella, president of Boar’s Head in Sarasota, Florida, will be honored with the Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals for their extraordinary vision, leadership, and commitment to supporting the arts and for encouraging other businesses to follow their lead. Gensler and Access Galleryof Denver, Colorado, will receive the David Rockefeller pARTnership Award. This award recognizes a company and arts organization (or artist) for an exceptional project, program, or initiative that represents a true alliance, collaboration, or exchange between the two.
“We are grateful to honor these businesses and individuals for their exceptional involvement in ensuring that the arts thrive in their communities,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “They provide the arts with significant financial and in-kind support, and they incorporate meaningful arts-related programs into their employee, customer, and community relations activities. They enrich the lives of millions of Americans and truly set a standard for other businesses to follow.”
For more information about the Arts and Business Partnership Awards, please contact Danielle Iwata at (202) 371-2830 or via e-mail at [email protected].
Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 55 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at AmericansForTheArts.org.
About Third Angle New Music
Third Angle New Music’s mission is to perform and record the masterworks of the 21st Century while commissioning new works from regionally and nationally recognized composers. Based in Portland, Ore., the organization has earned abundant critical acclaim for its bold and innovative programming, high artistic standards and committed efforts to bring music of the 20th and 21st Centuries to a diverse audience. Third Angle engages notable local, national and international musicians to explore a variety of works for an array of instruments, from traditional strings to percussion to bagpipes, and even a Chinese pipa.
Third Angle has created and presented more than 125 programs of contemporary music, commissioned more than 66 new works and released 12 recordings to critical acclaim. (Sound of the Five, the chamber music of Chen Yi, was named a Top 10 recording for 2009 by National Public Radio.)