Would you like to see more teens and college students interacting with your organization? Consider becoming a Culture Shock Miami partner!
What is Culture Shock Miami?
Culture Shock Miami is designed to introduce the next generation of audience members to live arts and cultural experiences at the age when they are beginning to make their own decisions about entertainment options. Based on research that shows most people begin their appreciation for the arts at a young age, Culture Shock Miami is founded on the premise that when teens and young adults make the arts a regular entertainment choice, they are more likely to become the full-price ticket buyers and subscribers of the future.
Who are Culture Shock Miami Partners?
More than 100 organizations throughout Miami-Dade County partner with us to offer cultural experiences to teens and young adults ages 13-22. From hip-hop to Handel or Bach to ballet, we are committed to offering a diverse variety of events and exhibitions thanks to the generosity of our Cultural Partners.
How does the Partner program work?
Cultural Partners donate tickets to performances, events, and museums, which we then make available to teens/young adults ages 13-22. Tickets are $5 and are only available through our website. A 13-22 year old can purchase a $5 ticket for themselves and then purchase a second $5 ticket for someone of any age to accompany them.
For ticketed events, we end sales at 3:00pm the day of the performance. Sales of weekend performances end at 3:00pm on Fridays. Shortly afterwards, a list of Culture Shock ticket buyers is emailed to the contacts you designate in the online form. The list is sent from firstname.lastname@example.org, so please be sure to add to your contacts. Culture Shockers will arrive at your venue with their email confirmation of purchase and a form of ID as proof of age. A list of accepted IDs is available here.
As a partner you will be invited to participate in the annual partner meeting which typically takes place in September. During the meetings we welcome your feedback and enjoy brainstorming and sharing ideas!
We distribute a weekly email of upcoming events and opportunities to nearly 20,000 opt-in subscribers, as well as have close to 15,000 followers of @cultureshockmia on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. (Feel free to sign up for our emails.)
Events are posted to the website every Friday afternoon. Events submitted by 12pm (noon) on Fridays (that are occurring in the following 2 weeks) typically can be included in the following week's email that goes out to our opt-in subscribers and/or be featured in our social media post(s) the week of the event. We suggest submitting your event via the online form at least three weeks prior to your event in order for it to be included in several cycles of our promotional efforts.
All of our partners are featured in the Partner section of our website.
How to share access to your events and museums:
To submit your event, please complete the online form that captures all of the data we need to post your event to our website, including how many tickets you would like to provide to Culture Shockers.
We love to promote access to free events, virtual and in-person, that are open to the general public and are for all ages!
To submit a free event, please complete the online form and be sure to note the following:
• Check Yes for “Is this a Free Event”.
• Input the number 0 in the # of Tickets field as that is only used for ticketed events.
• If you have an RSVP page that is required for your free event, please include a link to it along with any specific instructions.
Museums & Attractions
Our museum partners who charge admission, donate a quantity of tickets that are renewed on a monthly basis, and the counter re-sets on the 1st of the month. Museum tickets are valid for one visit during the month of purchase, and expire on the last day of the month.
To have your museum listed, please complete the online form and be sure to note the following:
• List the number of tickets that you would like to donate on a rolling monthly basis.
• If your institution is free of charge, no need to list the number of monthly admissions.
Share that you are a Culture Shock Miami Partner
Cultural Partners are welcomed to display the Culture Shock Miami logo on promotional material. Please refer to the Culture Shock Miami Branding Guide.
For questions about becoming a Culture Shock Miami partner, contact Mary-Margaret Dale at Mary-Margaret.Dale@miamidade.gov.
To donate tickets for our patrons to attend your upcoming event or exhibition or to list your free event, please complete the Online Submission Form.
Culture Shock Miami would like to thank the following partners for all of their wonderful support!