GBCA Cultural Employee Pass

This pass offers discounts to participating arts and cultural organizations for those who work at our cultural organizations and creates an additional employee benefit to our valued workers.

Cultural Employee Pass Discount List  January 2017

Participating organizations include:

African American Cultural Center / Paul Robeson Theater
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Buffalo Arts Studio
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Burchfield Penney Art Center
Community Music School of Buffalo
CSz Buffalo
Danceability Inc.
El Buen Amigo / Latin American Cultural Association
El Museo
Explore & More Children’s Museum
Explore Buffalo
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York Inc.
Irish Classical Theatre Company
Jewish Repertory Theatre of Western New York
Just Buffalo Literary Center
Lehrer Dance
Locust Street Art
Lucy-Desi Museum and Center for Comedy
Museum of disABILITY History
MusicalFare Theatre
Neglia Ballet
Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education Center
Road Less Traveled Productions
Starlight Studios & Art Gallery
Theatre of Youth
Young Audiences of Western New York


If you are an organization wanting to participate and offer this great incentive to your employees, read below on how to get the Cultural Employee Pass.


How It Works:

  • Arts Services Initiative of WNY will administer the program on behalf of GBCA;
  • Your organization would offer a meaningful discount year-round for pass holders (we understand this will vary by organization, but ask you to do what you can);
  • Your organization would use the discount code “GBCA” to track usage;
  • Send a list of your year-round full and part time employees to ASI including email and zip code so they can receive their pass;
    • Who is considered an employee?
      • Any regular full-time employee;
      • Any regular or seasonal part-time employee;
      • The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors (for all-volunteer organizations ONLY).
      • New employees can be added at any time;
      • Renewals will happen yearly to ensure proper usage;
      • Organizations can join at any time;
      • Participating organizations and discounts will be listed on the GBCA website;
      • Periodic emails featuring newly added organizations or updated discounts, as well as information about training sessions or other important information, will be sent to pass holders; and
      • Pass holders will enjoy the best of our cultural scene at an affordable rate.

What We’re Asking From Your Organization: Participate in the program by:

  1. Offer discounted admission to your organization’s activities (or if you have free admission, something else like your membership or gift shop);
  2. Send in your list of year-round full and part time employees to receive the pass;
  3. Distribute the passes to your employees;
  4. Encourage your employees to use their pass.

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