ArtsBoston is a champion for Greater Boston’s arts and cultural community, and a collaborative partner for public, private, and nonprofit leaders who seek to engage more deeply with the sector. We believe active participation with our region’s artists, organizations and rich cultural heritage encourage us all to be more engaged citizens, and our programs enhance the sector’s capacity to transform lives, build stronger communities, and strengthen the local economy. With a membership of over 170 arts organizations of all disciplines and sizes, we are celebrating our 40th Anniversary in 2015.
The ArtsBoston Audience Initiative is the flagship of ArtsBoston’s growing work in the arena of cultural data and leverages a database of 1.5 million arts-going households.
The first Arts Factor cultural impact report, released in June 2014, has quickly become a powerful resource for arts advocates and policymakers. It provides easy-to-share data and compelling case studies detailing the cross-cutting role the arts play in our regional identity, economic vitality, reputation for innovation, and community transformations.
In addition, ArtsBoston is a powerful gateway for millions of arts-goers each year. ArtsBoston.org is the region’s most comprehensive arts calendar visited by half a million people annually, and amplified through engaging digital content and social media platforms. ArtsBoston’s Booths in Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Copley Square welcome over 20 million visitors every year to the City of Boston. BosTix discount ticketing, both online and in-person, provides affordable access to performing arts events to over 75,000 people each year. And ArtsBoston’s collaborative promotions like Mayor’s Holiday, presented in partnership with the City of Boston and the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, shine a bright spotlight on our vibrant cultural scene.