The Seattle nonprofit organization TeenTix has announced a new partnership with Los Angeles arts leaders, increasing arts and culture accessibility for teens along the West Coast.
For the past 17 years, TeenTix has led the way on furthering regional arts and culture accessibility, youth leadership, and arts coverage for teens in the Greater Puget Sound area. Now, TeenTix announces the launch of TeenTix LA, a partnership intended to decrease barriers preventing youth in L.A. County from accessing the cultural opportunities available to them by providing any teen, regardless of where they live, a personalized TeenTix Pass to purchase a $5 ticket to any event held by any TeenTix Partner in Seattle or Los Angeles.
“Equity and accessibility are at the forefront of our mission,” says TeenTix LA advisory board president Chandra Jackson. “In a culturally rich city like Los Angeles, TeenTix LA will give young people even more opportunities for creativity, connection and meaningful dialogue.”
In partnership with more than 70 regional arts organizations, TeenTix exists to break down the barriers that prevent teens from accessing art in the community, such as ticket or admission cost, not knowing where to look for events, navigating transportation around the city, or feeling insecure about arts-going. TeenTix has facilitated the sale of over 130,000 arts tickets to thousands of teens across Seattle and the Greater Puget Sound.
“This is a truly exciting time for arts accessibility, even in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said TeenTix Executive Director Monique Courcy. “We’ve seen teens increase their commitment to and passion for arts and culture, even when in-person events were not available to them. This partnership with L.A. sets the stage for unknown opportunities to center even more young people in the arts. Teens have told us they want socially relevant experiences, they want to engage with hard topics through an arts lens, and they want to see their community around them doing the same thing. Centering young people in the arts pushes us to do better and to be better. I can’t wait to see how teens in L.A. use the TeenTix platform to engage with art and create the change they want to see in their community.”