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 arts, culture, and creativity are vital elements of a healthy, thriving Austin. Through connection, contribution, and conversations, BAC members directly support programs to keep Austin’s iconic arts and culture accessible and exciting for the entire community.

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. 

Platinum

$ 15,000
  • Box Seats + Valet & Champagne
  • Comped Rental + Discounts
  • $1,500 Ticket Bank

Premier

$ 10,000
  • Box Seats + Valet & Champagne
  • Complimentary Space Rental
  • $1000 Ticket Bank

Supporter

$ 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 Corporate Membership Manager, Sara Grauerholz, at sgrauerholz@thelongcenter.org.

Your Membership at Work

Elevating Diverse Voices

BAC Memberships allow the Long Center to represent and present Central Texas’ unique range of voices. From hiring emerging BIPOC artists to subsidizing rentals for local organizations, we can ensure that under-represented voices shape our culture.

Expanding Arts Access

A portion of BAC Memberships support Long Reach for the Arts, the Long Center’s program that is expanding arts access by innovating how K-12 students engage with and experience arts, all for free.

The Drop-In 2023
Free Music All Summer

Be part of Austin’s favorite tradition of free outdoor concerts at The Drop-In. Enjoy a favorite performer or discover something completely new at the Long Center’s 3D-printed pavilion.

Recent BAC Events

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

Interested in attending? Let’s chat!

Year-End Gift 2023 | Long Center
Your Support Today, Transforms Tomorrow

We’ve made it our mission to support creativity in all its forms, and we hope this season you’ll join us and do the same. Your donation doesn’t just support our work, it’s a declaration that creativity belongs to everyone