PO Box 171376
Boston, MA 02117
Founded in 1975, ArtsBoston is Greater Boston’s largest nonprofit arts
service organization, serving dance and theater companies, musical ensembles, performing arts presenters, museums, and other cultural entities. Our award-winning programs engage 146 member organizations and reach more than 1 million arts consumers each year. We connect the sector and help organizations build audiences through data-driven research, promotional support, networking, convening, and professional development. Our membership ranges from large, well-known institutions to smaller, community-based groups; 60% of our members have annual budgets under $500,000. We advocate for a fair and inclusive arts community working to dismantle systems of oppression and eliminate biases in our culture – and within ourselves – to achieve our vision: a vibrant Greater Boston that embraces arts and culture as an invaluable asset that powers ideas and creativity, fosters innovation, and celebrates diversity.
Our response to the major economic and social disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice reckoning has been grounded in our strategic plan adopted in 2019. We are committed to being the change we seek to support the cultural sector; and to the idea that “building back better” must advance equity in order to ensure more resiliency. We define equity as expanding visibility,
engagement, and access for traditionally marginalized communities in the arts, including but not limited to communities of color.
As we chart a course forward, we are evaluating ArtsBoston’s strategy
and business model to understand how we can best serve our mission and our
community in changing times. ArtsBoston aims to cultivate a staff and board culture that supports individual and collective commitment to embracing a sense of belonging for all; evolves cultural empathy and competence; and attracts people who are excited about helping ArtsBoston deepen its impact across diverse communities in Greater Boston.