Life should not imitate art. Life should be art. It’s a philosophy we might apply to the artisans at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Delaware’s most famous craft brand not only pioneers beer and food creations, but it supports music, community, the environment and a wide range of arts and artists. In fact, on October 5, Dogfish Head accepted the 2016 Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) 10 award, honoring the brewery’s commitment and dedication to the arts through grants, local partnerships, volunteer programs, matching gifts, sponsorships and board membership.
Mark Carter, ambassador of Beer & Benevolence, the philanthropic branch of Dogfish Head, accepted the national award at the celebratory event held at The Central Park Boathouse in New York City.
Each year, Americans for the Arts, through its BCA program, recognizes 10 businesses of all sizes for their exceptional contribution and involvement with the arts that enriches the workplace, education and the community. These companies set the standard for excellence and serve as role models and ambassadors for others to follow.
“We are grateful to honor these businesses 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. “These businesses 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.”
Dogfish Head collaborates with nonprofit organizations to foster community, nourish artistic advancement and cultivate environmental stewardship.
“Art is an essential component to good living,” says Dogfish Head founder and president Sam Calagione. “And we’re proud to support the people who are making our corner of the planet a better place to live and work.”