Business Arts Council

What is the Business Arts Council?

The Long Center’s Business Arts Council (BAC) is a collection of Austin businesses who believe that a strong creative sector is a vital component to a healthy, thriving city. Through connection and conversation, our BAC Members directly support programs that serve and propel Austin’s iconic cultural arts.

Be Part of Something Bigger

The Business Arts Council opens up a world of possibilities, from entertaining to giving back, all right here in the heart of ATX. Here’s how.

Creative Economy Insiders

BAC Members are the first to hear about what’s next for Austin’s creative & cultural activities, which means they’re also the first to lend a supporting hand.

Austin Supports Austin

Through networking, conversation, and strengthened community connections, the BAC is just one way the Long Center is working towards the creation of a shared cultural experience for ALL of Austin.

Leading the Way

A great group for young professionals, we introduce the next generation of corporate philanthropists to the importance of creative cultivation and what can happen when business supports art.

VIP Access & Employee Engagement

Entertain clients and partners or connect your employees with BAC perks, including unique experiences that also support the artists that put Austin on the map.

Our BAC Members

Levels and Benefits

Be on the inside track while supporting what Austin’s known for – its bold, eclectic arts scene! With year-round networking events, exclusive invites, and other brand-boosting benefits, a BAC Membership supports the city’s creative sector while providing in-the-know opportunities for employee and client engagement. Plus, you’ll get unparalleled access to Austin’s arts and entertainment industry. 


$ 15,000
  • Box Seats + Valet & Champagne
  • Comped Rental + Discounts
  • $2,000 Ticket Bank


$ 10,000
  • Box Seats + Valet & Champagne
  • Complimentary Space Rental
  • $500 Ticket Bank


$ 5,000
  • Box Seat Access
  • Venue Rental Discount
  • Logo Recognition

Small Business

$ 2,500
  • Exclusive Event Access
  • Networking Events
  • Complimentary Memberships
Ready to join or have a question?

Reach out to our Director of Sales, Gina Dhaddey, at

Your Membership at Work

The Drop-In 2023
Free Music All Summer

Continuing Austin’s favorite tradition — free local music! — The Drop-In not only provides can’t-miss opportunities for  Austinites to catch a performance, but also showcases Austin’s talent in every genre. This free series, in partnership with ACL Radio & Sonic Guild, is a place for our BAC Members to experience the VIP treatment while supporting Austin’s homegrown talent.

Community Building

The Long Center hosts free events and welcomes hundreds of community partners and patrons into our spaces with rental discounts, program support, ticket distributions, and more.   Our BAC Members help us build community and create meaningful relationships, one connection at a time.

Recent BAC Events

President’s Happy Hour @ Google with President & CEO Cory Baker
Jan 18

Interested in attending? Let’s chat!

We’ve packed our 15th Anniversary calendar from head to toe! Starting Wednesday, June 21st, get 15% off when you buy tickets to 2+ shows.

Members Get More:

Join today and you’ll get 20% off on tickets to 2+ shows! Plus all the other year-long benefits of Long Center Membership including presale access to get the best seats in the house.

+ A Long Center 15th Anniversary tote for the first 50 new Members to join!