Here are answers to a few Frequently Asked Questions regarding our membership program (for more information, contact Deborah Rosenstein at deborahr (at) artsboston.org or (617) 262-8632 x224):
Q: What does ArtsBoston do?
A: Through innovative marketing, ticketing, and capacity-building programs, ArtsBoston provides its member groups with valuable tools to help increase revenue, expand audiences, and enhance professional development. Programs of ArtsBoston include the BosTix half-price ticketing programs, our comprehensive arts calendar and information resource at ArtsBoston.org, and the marketing, professional development, and technical assistance of Member Services.
Q: What is the benefit of being an ArtsBoston member?
A: Members are entitled to the full range of benefits offered through ArtsBoston’s programs and services, including year-round ticketing, discounted marketing and promotional opportunities, professional development, concierge and tourism connections, and more. Last year, our members saved over $900,000 in outdoor advertising at the BosTix booths while promoting to the thousands of arts-goers who pass the booths, visit BosTix.org, and receive our emails every day.
As a member of ArtsBoston, you will also be entitled to the all-new benefits on ArtsBoston.org, including spotlight and featured placements on the homepage and category pages, heavily discounted advertising rates, and more.
Q. What is the typical ArtsBoston member like?
A: ArtsBoston’s membership base is diverse and reflects the rich variety of offerings from our cultural community, from small, local groups to those with multi-million dollar budgets, from theatre, dance, and music to film, visual arts, and lecture series.
Q. Why would I want to sell tickets for half-price?
A: Half-price ticketing can help sell tickets that would otherwise go unsold or fill houses for performances that may be more difficult to sell such as weeknights or matinees. Selling tickets through BosTix can also be a great way to introduce your performances to a whole new audience or create a buzz early in a performance run.
Selling tickets through BosTix also provides invaluable promotional opportunities. The BosTix.org website gets approximately 50,000 unique visitors each month, while over 20,000 subscribe to our e-newsletters. The booths are located at two of the most highly trafficked parts of Boston meaning more word-of-mouth and greater visibility for your performances while earning additional revenue. Selling tickets through BosTix is advertising that pays you!
Q. Do I have to sell half-price tickets?
A: No. While a number of our members choose to take advantage of our half-price ticketing services, you are not required to sell tickets as a member of ArtsBoston. Ticketing is just one of the many benefits provided through membership, and depending on your organization’s own unique goals, you may find the greatest value in our subsidized advertising and promotional opportunities, valuable connections with concierges and other arts professionals, or workshops and professional development.
Q: How do I become a member?
A: It’s easy to become a member of ArtsBoston. Contact Deborah Rosenstein at deborahr (at) artsboston.org or (617) 262-8632 x224 to request a copy of our Membership Application. Our staff will review your completed application and be back in touch with you shortly!