On My Own Time


BCA encourages business leaders to support and engage the creativity of their staff. The annual On My Own Time art competition provides a unique opportunity to showcase the artistic talents of business professionals throughout the region.

Each summer, area companies hold in-house competitions, featuring employee art created outside of working hours. Winners in each of the visual art subcategories are selected to move on to the regional exhibit, where the best pieces from participating companies are exhibited at NorthPark Center. In the literary category, winning authors are invited to read their works aloud to an audience at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District.

On My Own Time, now in its 25th year, benefits companies in the following ways:

  • Publicly recognizes and encourages the creativity of employees
  • Engages employees at all professional levels and gives them an opportunity to work creatively together
  • Provides a platform for tangible expression of company values
  • May help a company discover it has some of the finest and most talented artists in North Texas!

On My Own Time (OMOT) is a trademarked program of Business Council for the Arts.

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