FORTY YEARS OF LOOKING FORWARD
Founded in 1975, ArtsBoston is a nonprofit arts service organization celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2015. Our award-winning programs reach more than 1 million arts consumers and 175 member arts organizations. Make a Donation.
The mission of ArtsBoston is to support and grow the arts and cultural sector of Greater Boston.
ArtsBoston is a leading force behind Greater Boston’s arts and cultural sector. In support of our 175 member organizations, we provide vital research and audience building programs that encourage participation in arts and culture, stimulate demand and raise attendance. We influence public policy and local investment by demonstrating to civic leaders and private industry the sector’s positive economic and social impact. By making this mission a daily goal, we ensure the very future of the arts and cultural sector as a core driver of our community and quality of life.
Our vision is a Greater Boston that thrives on arts and culture: A vibrant city that embraces arts and culture as an invaluable asset that powers ideas and creativity, fosters innovation and celebrates diversity.
BECOME AN ARTSBOSTON MEMBER
ArtsBoston membership is open to arts, cultural, and entertainment organizations of all budget sizes, both nonprofit and commercial. Our work focuses on the Greater Boston area, with the ability to do special promotional work for organizations throughout New England. Join our community that is helping to ensure Greater Boston is nationally and internationally recognized as a hub of artistic and cultural excellence and innovation. Learn More.
OUR CORE PROGRAMS
ArtsBoston Audience Initiative: The flagship of ArtsBoston’s growing work in the arena of cultural data and leverages a database of 1.5 million arts-going households. Its purpose is two-fold. It provides sector-wide context of audience participation regionally and it also helps arts organizations unlock the power of data to provide strategic direction, benchmarks of best practices, and measurable results for marketing and development efforts. The Boston Globe highlighted the Audience Initiative in its 2014 “Game Changers” issue celebrating the people and things making Massachusetts “a national leader in innovation.” Learn More.
The Arts Factor: Did you know that arts and culture pump $1 billion of spending into the city every year? The Arts Factor is our initiative that uses data to demonstrate the positive impact that arts and culture have on Greater Boston. Learn More.
ArtsBoston Calendar: What to do, where to go, what to see: our go-to online calendar is the most comprehensive arts and cultural compilation of current and upcoming performances, exhibits, festivals and free events. Updated daily, curated with Top 10 picks each week, and now featuring hundreds of great deals from BosTix, no other resource gives you greater access to the arts you love. Return to Calendar.
BosTix: ArtsBoston owns and operates BosTix – Greater Boston’s only nonprofit arts and culture discount ticketing resource. The great deals available online and in-person at ArtsBoston Booths in Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Copley Square provide affordable access to arts events for more than 60,000 people annually, while generating $2+ million in revenues for arts groups to help them pursue mission-driven artistic, educational, and community outreach activities. Buy Tickets.
ArtsBoston Booths: Located in Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Copley Square, ArtsBoston’s iconic booths are at the center of everything, proudly promoting Greater Boston’s amazing arts and culture to residents and tourists alike. Pick up some great deals on performances and concerts around town or purchase tickets to Boston's best tours and attractions including The Freedom Trail, Boston Duck Tours, Old Town Trolley and more. Booth Hours and Locations.
DONORS & SPONSORS
ArtsBoston is deeply grateful for the generous support of our foundation, government and corporate donors. Learn more.
ArtsBoston’s Board of Directors maintain the integrity of the organization and act on behalf of ArtsBoston’s constituents, including funders, members, the government, and taxpayers. ArtsBoston is tremendously grateful to its board members for their contributions of time and resources to the organization. (*ArtsBoston Member representative)
Gary Dunning, Board Treasurer*
President and Executive Director, Celebrity Series of Boston
Director of Marketing and Communications, American Repertory Theater
Vice President, Slover Linett Audience Research Inc.
Christine Letts, Board Secretary
Rita E. Hauser Senior Lecturer in the Practice of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School
President, The Pricing Institute
Will Stansbury, Vice Chair
Vice President of Technology, Enterprise at Blackbaud
John Wolfarth, Board Chair
EVP/Group Creative Director, Mullen