Arts Access Plus
What is Arts Access Plus?
Beginning September 1st, 2022, Arts Access passholders will be able to request tickets to partner organization events, at no cost. Due to limited budget availability, passholders will be able to request up to four special events tickets depending on special event price. This includes special exhibits, on demand touring events, or special guest performances through presenting companies. Passholders will have the ability to request accessible transportation to and from the event through our partners at Hart Transportation, just as they would for normal Arts Access programming.
How does it work?
Passholders may submit a request using this simple form for an event for the upcoming month. The form will open on the first of each month for two weeks for all requests for the following month (i.e. The form will open on September 1st to September 15th for all requests for October events).
Requests will be fulfilled through random lottery until the monthly fund allotment is depleted. If you have won the lottery, you will be notified through your preferred communication method at least two weeks before the event at which time you may schedule transportation. The Arts Access Coordinator will buy the tickets or passes on your behalf and mail them to you or you may pick them up at the Arts Services office, 2495 Main Street (Suite 422) in Buffalo.
For example: You would like to attend "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert" with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on March 24th with a friend. You must submit a lottery request during the time period of February 1st through February 15th. You will be notified if you have won the tickets by March 1st. If you have won the lottery, the Arts Access Coordinator will purchase the tickets on your behalf and mail them to your house. You may schedule your transportation to and from the event at that time as well.
Rules and Restrictions
Passholders may receive tickets through Arts Access Plus once per Arts Access season (September to August)
Passholders may request up to four tickets. Please only request as many tickets as you know you will be able to use.
Lottery submissions can only be for events that are affiliated with our existing partner organizations. For a complete list of partner organizations, please click here.
You will be contacted via three times to claim your tickets, if you do not respond the next winner will be notified.
While unlikely a lottery applicant will be selected more once, we aim for fairness.
If you have a question as to whether or not something may be eligible for Arts Access Plus, please contact the Arts Access Coordinator.
What events are eligible for Arts Access Plus?
Please note that all Arts Access Plus programming is subject to availability and change. This is not a complete list, please contact the Arts Access Coordinator if you have any questions on whether an event may be eligible.
For February Drawing:
Arts Access Plus Fund Founding Donors
Anonymous (7), Lindsay Aleshire, Michele Allen, Alex Besso, Kelsey Banaszak, Sukanya Burman, Lauren C, Chelsea Bradley, Marie Cobado, Evan Courtin, Sophie Crider, Donna Crider, Sara Fuller, David Goodwin, Kelly Gras, John Handel, Roberta Helta, Nadine Helta, Barbara Irwin, Carlos Jones, Anthony Kalinowski, Alyssa Kearly, Tod Kniazuk, Marguerite Knowles, Marisa Malik, Katie Marinelli, Jerry McGarrity, Kenneth Murray, Mary Beth Murray, Molly Murray, Marcia Muscato, Nicolette Navarro, Maryalice Nowak, Owen Ó Súilleabháin, David Ostrowski, Matt Reinig, Kenneth Rogers, Susan Royal, Michael Russo, John Smigielski, Jordan Steves, Linda Trudeau, Hope W, Dave & Susan Wedekindt, Keith Wissing
The Arts Access Plus Fund would not have been possible without the support of these incredible community members. Thank you to everyone who contributed to ASI's Give 716 campaign to fully fund the inaugural year of Arts Access Plus.