Becoming a FAB Member

Fourth Arts Block has two forms of membership – Full and Affiliate. Please read below for eligibility and the application process. For an application for either form of membership please email info@fabnyc.org.

Applying for Affiliate Membership

To be eligible for Affiliate Membership:

  1. Must be a local nonprofit or business who are neighbors, rehearse or perform within the E. 4th Street Cultural District regularly, or regularly partner with District.

Requirements:

  1. Application form
  2. Documentation of cultural or community programs and services.

Affiliate Membership Description

Benefits:

  • Organization listed and linked on website as part of FAB community.
  • 3-5 programs each year featured on calendar and e-marketing.
  • Access to centralized ticketing and merchandising opportunities
  • Cross promotion opportunities through marketing partnerships, ticket promotions, and special events.
  • Participation in community building initiatives like FAB! Festival.

Responsibilities:

  • Membership dues $125
  • Share accurate information about performances, workshops and classes to be promoted
  • Prompt response to inquiries and help meeting deadlines
  • Willingness to participate in special promotions and partner with other members where appropriate
  • Link to FAB; logo in publications & programs

Applying for Full Membership

To be eligible for Full Membership:

  1. Must be owners or presenting the majority of programming on E. 4th Street between Bowery and 2nd Avenue.
  2. Members must be a non-profit cultural or community group.

Requirements:

  1. Tax exemption 501 (c)(3)
  2. Documentation of performance history or proof of ownership of property on E. 3rd or 4th Street between Bowery and 2nd Avenue.

Full Membership Description

Benefits:

  • Featured in all FAB’s marketing initiatives (website, e-blast, publications, partnerships, ticket promotions, audience data, and tourism listings)
  • Participation in community building initiatives like FAB! Festival
  • Technical assistance and re-grant opportunities as available
  • Inclusion in shared advocacy and development opportunities

Responsibilities:

  • Membership dues based on budget size:
    – Over $500,000: $1,000
    – $150,000 to $500,000: $500
    – $50,000 to $250,000: $250
    – Under $50,000: $125
  • Participation in quarterly membership meetings and periodic project committees
  • Providing FAB with information about performances, workshops and classes as soon as it’s available
  • Responsiveness and help meeting deadlines
  • Accurate audience data
  • Link to FAB on website and e-blasts; logo in publications & programs
  • Willingness to offer ticket discounts to local residents, participate in special promotions, and partner with other members where appropriate