Kyle, Neil, and Alaina at Indy Hall last spring, cooking up events for our readers. (Photo by Adam Teterus.)
When we ask for your support, we believe it’s important for you to know what your dollars are doing, and that’s why we’ve spent the last several weeks taking you behind the scenes at BSR.
Broad Street Review offers substantive critique of our region’s cultural scene, beyond what many other outlets are sharing. We need arts criticism now, as editor-in-chief Alaina Johns wrote recently. Our work benefits the artists, audiences, and industry members of all sorts, beyond the important work that public-relations professionals do.
And looking deeper into our organization, it’s worth noting that we’re always developing new writers, alongside names you know from large local and national outlets. Our editorial staff provides feedback and opportunities to many first-time critics, who bring with them their own expertise and valuable lived experience.
Our readers are a crucial part of our work, of course: you are the reason we do what we do!
Want to give or get involved?
There are many ways to deepen your relationship with us! If you’re interested in learning more about arts criticism, sign up for Intro to review-writing: A webinar with the editors at BSR, happening on Zoom tomorrow (Nov 29) at 6:30pm EST. If you’re an artist or producer, sign up for HELP US HELP YOU: A PR webinar with the editors at BSR (Dec 13). Ensure our financial stability (never a given, for a nonprofit arts publication in the digital age) by becoming a Friend of BSR for just $5/month, or for $19/month, join our Local Media Champions in honor of our 19th anniversary in 2024. All donations are tax-deductible! Here’s the link to donate.
And we have a giveaway for our newest donors! Become Friend of BSR or a Local Media Champion today and be entered to win a pair of tickets to this year's Philly stop of the popular Beatles vs Stones: A Musical Showdown tour! It’s coming to the Keswick Theatre in Glenside this Friday, December 1. Here’s more info on the show (tickets start at $45), which features the beloved tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction. Here's the link to donate. We'll follow up to enter you in the drawing, if you're interested!
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We’re looking forward to what lies ahead. Thanks for taking some time to learn about our work.