MEMBER BENEFITS

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WHO CAN BE A MEMBER?

ArtsBoston membership is open to arts, cultural and entertainment organizations of all budget sizes, including nonprofit, commercial and artist collectives. Our work focuses on the Greater Boston area, with the ability to do special promotional work for organizations throughout New England.

WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

With over 150 different organizations to learn from and the opportunity to leverage ArtsBoston’s strategic partnerships with local and national government, advocacy, tourism and funding communities, ArtsBoston members are never alone.

Oh, what a difference a day – and a year – make and we know many arts organizations are both excited and anxious about what lies ahead as we continue to navigate the uncertainties of the pandemic. One thing we know for sure is that ArtsBoston is right here with all of you – being a partner in helping you navigate important funding, advocacy, racial equity, and public safety issues, connecting you with the people and resources that can make a difference in your day to day, and being an amplifier for your programming and events to make sure audiences are not only aware but engage with the wealth of arts opportunities our region has to offer.

Benefits of Membership

Community Connections

Network for Arts Administrators of Color (NAACBoston) provides platforms for connection and learning, fosters professional growth, and widens the leadership pipeline. As an ArtsBoston member, your organization is helping to support both capacity building programs for BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) arts administrators and continual progress towards equity in Boston’s cultural sector. Any self-identifying BIPOC staff who work for ArtsBoston member organizations can join NAACBoston for free which includes access to the NAACBoston listserv.

Member Socials & Special Events: We are planning more in-person opportunities this year to gather as a community and socialize again to welcome new arts administrators to Boston and reconnect with old friends.

Ability to connect directly with ArtsBoston staff and other ArtsBoston Members

Advocacy Alerts & Industry Updates

VISIBILITY & EXPOSURE

Digital Marketing & Seasonal Promotions: Member events and information are featured in our weekly activity-themed emails, blog posts, social media, and Calendar spotlights at no charge. Be the first to hear about seasonal campaigns including the joy of live arts experiences and holiday promotions in partnership with community and media partners.

Members get up to 50% off advertising on the ArtsBoston calendar, emails, and premium outdoor advertising in Copley Square and Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

BosTix provides local residents and visitors the opportunity to experience the best of Boston’s performing arts for less. We provide patron data of all tickets sold, additional marketing and promotion, and you maintain control of your inventory.

CAPACITY BUILDING

Members get discounted access to the ArtsBoston Audience Initiative (AAI) database, powered by TRG Arts. With AAI, you can access demographic data about local audiences and patrons, get your mailing lists updated with US Postal Service’s National Change of Address (NCOA), trade lists with other arts organizations, and more.

In-person workshops and panel discussions return this year! Past workshop topics include equity & inclusion, hiring and staff retention, audience development, digital marketing, and other industry needs.

Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion & Equity Members have access to anti-racism training opportunities and EDI planning resources.

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP