Become a TeenTix Partner
NOTE: TeenTix is currently not accepting new partner organizations. We expect to resume accepting new partners in early 2015. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have regarding partnership. We look forward to forming new partnerships in the new year.
TeenTix welcomes new partner organizations that help round out its roster of professional arts venues in the Seattle area. Potential new organizations must meet certain requirements, outlined below, as well as pass a review of the TeenTix Steering Committee. All new participating organizatons will enter into an official agreement with TeenTix. Interested organizations should contact TeenTix for more information.
For answers to some common questions about becoming a TeenTix Partner Organization, please see our FAQ at the bottom of this page.
CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS
TeenTix provides Seattle-area teenagers with access to the highest quality arts experiences. A TeenTix Partner Organization must therefore meet the following criteria:
• The organization must be engaged in the presentation of visual art, dance, theatre, music, literary art, film, or performance art as its primary function.
• The organization must be professional arts organization, defined as an organization that employs and pays professional artists.
• The organization must have a dedicated performance space with a capacity of at least 100.
• The organization must have a dedicated admissions office. Ticketing cannot be conducted through a third party.
• The organization must have been in existence for a minimum of three years.
• The organization must produce programming on a minimum of 50 dates per calendar year.
• The organization must not be primarily educational in focus, with the exception of college/university-level professional training programs.
• The organization must be recognized in its field for providing high quality artistic programming.
Exceptions to these criteria may be made at the discretion of TeenTix, especially in cases where organizations expand the cultural or artistic diversity of TeenTix’s partner organizations, or represent unique or exceptional achievement in a particular field. Festivals, and other periodic arts-based activities that do not fit the above criteria may also be acceptable for similar reasons.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I would like TeenTix's help in promoting a single event. Do you do that?
We generally do not promote one-off events at venues that are not at TeenTix partner organizations, with one exception: if your organization is not a TeenTix partner, but you are presenting at a venue that is one, we can most likely promote your event, provided it meets some basic criteria. Please contact us for more information.
If we want to offer TeenTix tickets, can't we just add a $5 ticket price to our ticketing site and call it "TeenTix"?
No. We think it's great that you want to welcome teens to your event, and, of course, your organization is at its leisure to offer whatever ticket prices you like, but please DO NOT call your youth ticket "TeenTix" unless you have signed a formal agreement with us to become a TeenTix Partner Organization. TeenTix is a trademarked brand that may not be used without permission.
I would like TeenTix's help promoting a non-professional arts event (such as a student musical at a high school). Do you do that?
Although we know that many of our members are involved in the arts, and we would love to be able to help you promote your work, we simply don't have the resources or space to help promote all of the events that would come our way if we started doing this. As we continue to improve our online presence, we may be able to add some functionality to our website wherein TeenTix members could submit and promote their own events.
I represent a Seattle-area organization that is not a professional arts-presenting organization, but that does work with youth. Can we form some sort of partnership?
Yes! Our Friends are organizations that share our values and support our mission of making art accessible to young people. If you provide arts education, volunteer opportunities, or other kinds of resources to youth, please contact us for more information about becoming an official Friend.
I represent an organization or community outside of the Seattle area that is interested in creating something similar to TeenTix. Can you help us get started?
Absolutely. We would be glad to talk to you about what we do and how we do it. We can also offer opportunities to partner with us in a more formal consulting and/or licensing arrangement. Please contact us for more information. Please do note that the TeenTix brand is proprietary, and any entity using it without authorization will be formally asked to stop doing so.