Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
BRAIN Arts Organization

For the past 5 years, we have been organizing cultural events, financially supporting artists, musicians and filmmakers and providing a media platform for exposure. Our programs include the Boston Compass Newspaper, the Boston Hassle web-magazine and the Boston Hassle Shows.

Boston Compass. The Boston Compass is an eight page monthly newspaper listing music, film, and arts events in the Boston area with a circulation of 5,000 per month. The publication is distributed widely throughout greater Boston to over 500 community spaces and has six years experience in raising awareness of Boston’s creative culture by acting as a resource for people to discover and experience the artistic community at large.

The Boston Hassle. The Boston Hassle web-magazine provides a platform for local artists to present their work.  Daily updated music, art and film content is used by 9,600 unique users per month and receives 36,000 page views.

The Boston Hassle Shows. Boston Hassle Shows produce concerts and art events throughout the greater Boston area. These events happen multiple times per week and are accessible to the public via sliding-scale cost, usually $5-10.  About 600 participants attend shows each month.

Impact

  • $22,528 paid to working artists and musicians in 2014. On track to increase this number by 25 percent in 2015.

  • BRAIN Arts organized over 150 art, music film and cultural events in 2014

Built a grassroots community of engaged young people. 15,000 Boston Compass Newspapers distributed each month. 9,600 unique views per month on the Boston Hassle web-magazine 4,757 Facebook and 1,903 Twitter followers.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Sam
Job Title/Position: 
Director
Mailing Address: 
25 edinboro #5
boston, MA 02111
Physical Address: 
25 edinboro #5
boston, MA 02111
Last Name: 
Potrykus
Phone: 
774-454-0147

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Additional Disciplines: 
Media - General
Music - New
Visual/Crafts - General
Year Founded: 
2014
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
Nonprofits
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Arts Service Organizations
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Community Arts
Film Showings
Marketing Services
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Publishing
Events Per Year: 
100
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National