How do I join?
STEP #1: Email a bio statement to your upcoming employers to print in their programs, and/or include a statement on you personal website (options for both found below).
STEP #2 (Optional): Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your headshot, bio, and supported orgs listed on the Beyond Artists website.
Bonus actions: See below!
PROGRAM BIO OPTIONS
Different options based on word count or what you want to include:
1) “ [Your name] belongs to Beyond Artists, a coalition of artists that donates a percentage of their concert fee to organizations they care about. Tonight, she is donating to [organization, followed by information if you want].”
For example, “[Your name] belongs to Beyond Artists, a coalition of artists that donates a portion of their concert fee to organizations they care about. [23 words] Tonight she is donating to Better Angels, an institution that cultivates bipartisan conversations nationwide. www.better-angels.org.” under 40 words total
2) “[Your name] is a member of Beyond Artists and is supporting [organization] with this performance.” ~15 words
3) “[Your name] is a member of Beyond Artists. www.beyondartists.com.” 8 words (9 with website)
If you are a composer, director, or visual artist, you can change “concert fee” to commission or project fee.
Alternatives to financial giving - and how to list this in your bios - are listed in the FAQ section.
WEBSITE BIO OPTION
“[Your name] belongs to Beyond Artists, a coalition of artists that donates a percentage of their concert fees to organizations they care about. He supports [org, org, and org] through his performances.”
It would be appreciated if you would track your giving so that we can tally our combined annual gifts. Please send to “email@example.com” in December (you know, between Messiahs and Nutcrackers …).
If you feel comfortable, ask your employer to match your donation and that you will add this publicity to your bio line if they like (i.e. “[Your name] is supporting [org] with a matched donation by [employer].” Some have been more than happy to do so.
Tell your friends and colleagues!