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What is Audience 360?

Audience 360 is a marketing, research and advocacy tool for arts marketers in the NYC area. Its goals are to cost effectively identify targeted and qualified arts consumers; to simplify cultural list exchanges between participating non-profit arts organizations reducing list exchange fees; and examine consumer behavior through market analysis and aggregated research.

What is Audience 360?


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“A360 provides me with the tools to create a robust marketing campaign by identifying target audience across NYC arts organizations. At my fingertips, I have easy access for list exchanges across these organizations, the ability to look crossover between organization, and a treasure trove of reporting for behavioral and demographic analysis. Currently, I run 3 major season brochure campaigns in A360 which has contributed to a decrease of 70% in my list costs as well as cost savings of over $30,000.” - Michael De Froda, Assistant Director, Marketing - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

How does it work?

  • Participating organizations regularly upload patron data to the centralized database
  • Access controls are established between organizations’ data such that cross-organizational analysis can occur, while specific patron information remains under the purview of the owner organization
  • Participating members cooperatively establish rules about how, when and what data can be used
“TRG’s Data Center platform and the A360 network of NYC arts organizations have been invaluable tools. The time-saving benefits alone have transformed our work in developing patron engagement, allowing us to significantly increase the complexity of our communications calendar. With auto-suppressions, drag and drop criteria, and in-line trade capabilities, crafting a list is only clicks away, putting more control in our hands while lightening the workload for our IT department.”
- Dustin Brauneck, Director, Relationship Marketing - New York City Ballet

What are the benefits?

  • Cross-organization patron analysis leads to more targeted campaigns and a substantial increase in ROI for both retention and acquisition projects
  • A true picture of a household’s Lifetime Value is available to an organization
  • Patron records are appended with demographic and psychographic profiles—useful for Research and Marketing purposes
  • Reduced costs from list trades and data hygiene
  • Fosters cross-organization collaboration and programs
  • Patrons receive messages that are more targeted to their interests
“With Audience 360, Classic Stage Company saves over $15,000 annually on mailing fees, streamlines the list trading process, and saves staff time. We’ve been able to lower the cost and increase the effectiveness of all our direct mail initiatives.” - Phil Haas, Director of Marketing and Communications – Classic Stage Company

Where are we now?

We are now in our sixth year, with 6.5 million unique households in the database. Community databases have been used to cross-reference arts attendance and voter registration for effective advocacy, analyze and encourage market-wide multi-buying behavior, identify customer origination patterns, study large-scale patron loyalty, and more!

"Audience360 allowed me to easily asses the quality of my data with detailed reports and enhanced customer profiling not available with my current CRM system. The ability to view customer crossover and trade mailing lists with a large portion of the NYC performing arts community, coupled with regular data cleaning and updating at no extra charge, resulted in over $10,000 worth of savings and an 8% increase in ticket sales." - Michael Naess, Former Director of Marketing & Communication - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Who is our Community?

559E59 Theaters*
92nd Street Y
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
American Classical Orchestra
Ars Nova
Atlantic Theater Company
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Carnegie Hall
Chamber Music Society
Classic Stage Company*
HERE Arts Center
Jazz at Lincoln Center*
Joyce Theater
Kaufman Music Center
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts*
Mark Morris Dance Group
MCC Theater
Met Opera
Miller Theatre at Columbia University
New York City Ballet*
New York City Center
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
New York Philharmonic
New York Theatre Workshop
NYU Skirball
Paul Taylor Dance
Playwrights Horizons
Primary Stages
Roundabout Theatre Company*
Second Stage Theatre
Signature Theatre - NY
St. Ann's Warehouse
Symphony Space
The Juilliard School
The New Group
The Public Theater
The Shed
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
Theatre for a New Audience
Vineyard Theatre

*denotes member of the 2020 Steering Committee

How do I join?

TDF is our Arts Service Organization that oversees all membership.


Andrew Block
Manager of Off & Off-Off Broadway Services
Theatre Development Fund
212-912-9770 ext. *434