Massachusetts Cultural Council & Department of Transitional Assistance

Use this form to sign-up for the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Department of Transitional Assistance's EBT card discount program, "EBT Card to Culture".

Sign-up is rolling, organizations may register at any time.
GUIDELINES

To participate in this program, organizations will offer discounted or free admission/tickets to individuals and families with a Massachusetts Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.

Participating organizations may determine the number of individuals allowed the discount per EBT card, and the extent of the discount. However, they must:

* Offer the discount for regular admission or every performance, to be used at any time. (NOT "free after 5pm" or "every second Saturday")
* Offer a discount to the adult individual or family holding the EBT card. (NOT "free to children only")
* Advertise the discount on their website, and offer it through regular admissions process. (NOT "call for discount, not available at admissions")
* Commit to offering the discount from July 1, 2017 (or the time of their sign-up, if later) until June 30, 2018.

Participating organizations must also:
* Conduct a training on participation in the initiative for their admissions, box office, or
equivalent staff.
* In order to ensure core concepts are incorporated into your staff training, someone you’re
your organization must view this “train the trainer” webinar ahead of implementing the
discount: https://youtu.be/iVhQjUH7DNM
* Collect usage and attendance information, and report on it by July 15, 2018.

Examples*:
* $2 per adult with EBT or WIC card, visitors under 18 are always free.
*  The Hitchcock Center is excited to welcome EBT cardholders as complimentary family or individual members. Please send us an email with your name, address, phone, email, and the first 6 digits of your EBT card to request this membership
* One class per family for $10 each semester, pending sufficient enrollment.
* Automatic qualification for financial aid, tuition will vary.
* Tickets $1 per person, up to 6 people.
* Admission FREE for 2 adults and 2 children.
* All programs always free.
* $3 admission for four people per card, cannot be combined with other offers or used for special events.
· Admission with EBT card: $5 per person - up to 2 people per card. Reserve in person.
· Free admission to all concerts, depending on availability. Tickets must be redeemed in advance. Card holders may use promo code "FREE-EBT" online or over the phone.
· 30 tickets put aside per performance: $5 each, 2 per card. Subject to availability. (so if the show is selling out, you can release any unsold discounted tickets)

* 1. Please enter contact information for the person at your organization who will be responsible for this initiative.
This is for Mass Cultural Council follow-up only, and will not be shared.

Please note: your responses to questions two through four will be posted as is on a public website advertising this program.

* 2. What is the name of your organization?

* 3. Describe the discount offered by your organization.  Be sure to meet the guidelines for this program.

* 4. Please enter the following information about your organization.

* 5. Please select the DTA Office nearest where your organization is located or provides programming. You may select up to three if you have programming in multiple places.

* 6. Upload a source file version (ex. photoshop) of your organization's logo to this Dropbox folder, or email the logo to kalyn.king@art.state.ma.us and then click "yes" below to confirm you have done so, or to request assistance.

By clicking "Submit" below, you are agreeing to:
  • Offer the discount detailed above through June 30, 2018.
  • Offer customer service training to your admissions, box office, or equivalent staff about the program and your discount.
  • Collect information on the use of this discount:
    • How many times was this discount used at your organization?
    • How many adults attended?
    • How many children attended?
  • Report to the Mass Cultural Council by July 15, 2018.

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