Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
ArtsEmerson

OUR STORY
ArtsEmerson is the professional presenting and producing organization of the Office of the Arts at Emerson College. Through our international programming and local community partnerships, we serve the City of Boston, the Emerson community (students, faculty and staff) and the global field of performance practice. Founded in 2010, the same year that the US Census confirmed Boston as a majority-minority city, we are building a cultural institution that embraces and reflects the changing demographics of our city. We operate from the core belief that the arts are for everyone.

OUR HISTORY
In 2010, ArtsEmerson’s Founding Executive Director, Robert J. Orchard, identified gaps in the Boston cultural landscape and created an arts institution intentionally designed to fill that void and attract new audiences to Emerson’s downtown arts venues. ArtsEmerson quickly established a reputation for putting great work from around the world on its stages—work that emanates from the language of theater, yet pushes the boundaries into dance, music, and opera.

ArtsEmerson’s first seasons focused on building a world-class cultural institution that achieved visibility and a leadership role in the city in short order. By December of 2013, WBUR critic Ed Seigel cited ArtsEmerson in his annual “Best of” round-up, saying: “In four short years, [they] have established ArtsEmerson as one of the most important cultural institutions in New England.” In June of 2015 Boston Magazine named ArtsEmerson the Best Theatre in Boston. With its artistic reputation firmly in place the organization’s efforts are fully turned toward building an audience for the work that reflects the diversity of our city’s demographics, and to establishing ArtsEmerson as an active civic partner in Boston.

In 2015 Orchard moved into the role of Creative Consultant. Currently ArtsEmerson is led by Co-Artistic Director David Dower, Co-Artistic Director P. Carl, and Executive Director David Howse. This shared leadership model reflects the organization’s values — that multiple voices are essential to leading a 21st century arts organization.

OUR VISION
To be a catalyst for creating a unified Boston.

OUR MISSION
To foster civic transformation through the shared experience of art and public dialogue.

OUR VALUES
The belief the arts belong to everyone. Every decision we make, every new programming choice and operational strategy, emerges from that conviction.
Effective and efficient stewardship of the resources under our control (facilities, expertise, money,) on behalf of Emerson College, the students, the artists, the community and the field.
Respect, integrity, civility and transparency in all our interactions (with each other, with our artists, with our audiences, with our students and with our clients).
Relationship building between the artists we are serving, the audiences who engage with our work and the Emerson community of students, faculty and staff.
Balance between our social conscience and our dedication to artistic excellence.
Diversity in all its forms—we seek to celebrate it and showcase it as integral to everything we do.
The City of Boston and our role in its creative and civic infrastructure.
Reciprocal collaborative relationships with each of our constituencies providing leadership where it’s necessary, mentoring when it is desired and mutual discipline and respect to ensure success on every level.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Tareena D.
Job Title/Position: 
Operations Manager & Executive Administrator
Fax: 
617-824-8725
Mailing Address: 
Office of the Arts - Emerson College
120 BOYLSTON STREET
BOSTON, MA 02116
Physical Address: 
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Last Name: 
Darbe
Phone: 
617-824-8030
Parent Organization/Affiliation: 
Emerson College

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Folk
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Literature - Spoken Word
Media - Film
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - General
Music - Band
Music - Chamber
Music - Dance / DJ
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Jazz
Music - Opera
Music - Orchestral
Music - Pop / Rock
Music - R&B / Soul
Music - Rap / Hip-Hop
Music - Solo / Recital
Music - Traditional
Theater - General
Theater - Children's
Theater - Circus
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Mime
Theater - Musical
Theater - Puppet
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Year Founded: 
2009
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
Immigrant Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
American Sign Language
Institution/Business Type: 
Performance Facilities
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Curriculum Development
Film Showings
Performance / Concert / Reading
Preservation / Conservation
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - Production / Development
Venue Rental
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
400
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
National
International

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
EMERSON/CUTLER MAJESTIC THEATRE
Venue Type: 
Theater
Venue Address: 
219 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Venue Phone: 
617-824-8000
Stage Details: 
Proscenium Theater
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Dressing room(s)
Fly space
Green room
Loading dock
Orchestra pit
Sound system
Venue Capacity: 
1,178
Venue Accessibility: 
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Trained Crew Available
Venue Name: 
ROBERT J. ORCHARD STAGE
Venue Type: 
Theater
Venue Address: 
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Venue Phone: 
617.824.8000
Stage Details: 
Proscenium Theater
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Capacity: 
596
Venue Accessibility: 
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Trained Crew Available
Venue Name: 
JACKIE LIEBERGOTT BLACK BOX THEATRE
Venue Type: 
Theater
Venue Address: 
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Venue Phone: 
617.824.8400
Stage Details: 
Black Box
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Capacity: 
150
Venue Accessibility: 
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Trained Crew Available
Venue Name: 
BRIGHT FAMILY SCREENING ROOM
Venue Type: 
Multi-Purpose Room
Venue Address: 
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Venue Phone: 
617.824.8400
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Venue Capacity: 
170
Venue Accessibility: 
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Trained Crew Available
Additional Comments: 
A venue for both film and live performance, the Bright Family Screening Room features 16 millimeter, 35 millimeter and digital projection equipment.