All-Member Meetings
Your seat at the table for our semi-annual lunchtime meetings, featuring Q&A’s with elected officials and local industry leaders, real estate development updates, DBAA member spotlights, and special topics relevant to artist communities.

Professional Development Series
Panel discussions, workshops, and seminars on important topics including human resources best practices, IT, social media, facilities management, and equity, diversity & inclusion.

Emerging Leader Events
Invite your junior staff and interns to behind-the-scenes tours, meet & greets with senior staff, and performances at DBAA member organizations.

Network with staff from member organizations at these informal, after-work “happy hour” style events occurring twice each year.

Member Discounts
Members-only ticket offers, discounts on classes, rehearsal space, and more.


Membership is open to all non-profit cultural organizations based in or providing services to Downtown Brooklyn.

Types of Membership

Program Council Members:
Non-profit arts organizations that operate a venue or are developing one in Downtown Brooklyn, or who do a major part of their programming in Downtown Brooklyn.

Program Council Members attend bi-monthly meetings and semi-annual All-Member meetings, initiate new projects, vote on composition of a Steering Committee, as well as new Program Council Members. Program Council Members are invited to attend professional development and social events throughout the year.

Affiliate Members:
Other non-profit arts organizations located in Downtown Brooklyn, or those eligible to be Program Council Members who elect to be Affiliate Members. Affiliate Members attend All-Member Meetings, and elect two representatives to the Program Council. Affiliates are invited to attend professional development and social events throughout the year.



Program Council Member

  • Budgets over $8 million: $5000
  • Budgets under $8 million: $1500

Affiliate Member

  • Budgets over $500K: $450
  • Budgets $250K -$500K: $350
  •  Budgets under $250K: $250