Employees for the Arts (EFA) is a unique workplace engagement program that promotes support for the arts, arts education and arts in the community through a culture of giving. Employees for the Arts encourages companies and Woodruff Arts Center employees to use their time, talents and treasures to build and uplift the community in which we live and work.
Companies are recognized for the combined total of their employees’ EFA gifts plus their corporate gifts, boosting the company’s recognition within the Arts Center.
The Employees for the Arts giving campaign encourages employees to make personal contributions to promote the arts in Atlanta. By investing in the Woodruff Arts Center, employees play an integral role in enriching the cultural landscape of our city.
The Woodruff Arts Center is a space for everyone. We encourage employees to visit our campus to experience the impact of your support firsthand. Employees for the Arts receive special benefits and exclusive access to events such as High Frequency and Friday Jazz at the High Museum, private docent-led tours, special behind-the-scenes previews of Alliance Theatre productions, and discounted tickets.
Employees can volunteer in several ways throughout the year to provide support to the Woodruff Arts Center and the community we serve. Volunteers can assist with:
Arts Education & Field Trips
Assemble SmARTboxes by filling kits with supplies for children ages 2-12 who visit the High Museum. Each month the museum distributes about 1,000 kits to children, and when a child returns with their SmARTbox, they received brand new supplies to take home.
Help us maintain our inventory of art supplies that are used daily for student workshops at the museum. Ensure that all materials are in good condition, replenish supplies and label items where needed. This will ensure that we can provide the best art workshop experience for the students who participate each year.
Greet and guide students visiting campus during field trips. Welcome students, teachers and chaperones as they arrive, provide directional support, and usher students to their seats who are visiting for the theatre or Symphony Hall.
Corporate volunteers can support special events such as the High Museum of Art Wine Auction, Second Sundays, and Family Fun Festivals. These large-scale events rely on groups of volunteers to welcome guests and provide directional support and information on event programming.
Corporate employees can support the Woodruff Arts Center by volunteering their skills, knowledge and expertise they use every day in their fields. Volunteers may facilitate workshops or luncheons to educate our employees to gain skills and best practices that will allow us to better serve the community.
Given the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and to safeguard our patrons and employees, the Woodruff Arts Center campus is temporarily closed. Despite these challenging times, our teams across campus are working diligently to create virtual resources so that you may continue to enjoy the arts at home. While we are disappointed that we cannot see you on campus during our Employees for the Arts campaign, we hope that you’ll join us for the wonderful online activities and events like the virtual productions and performances with the Alliance Theatre and ASO or the Friday virtual tours of the High Museum.
As always, we appreciate your support of the Employees for the Arts campaign. No matter where we are, we know that art inspires hope and creativity, encourages critical thinking and communication, bridges the gap between communities and preserves culture and tradition.
When it is safe, we look forward to welcoming you back to campus!