FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2023
ART HOUSE CONVERGENCE ANNOUNCES AGILE TICKETING SOLUTIONS SPONSORSHIP
Chicago, Illinois – Art House Convergence (AHC) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Agile Ticketing Solutions (ATS) to support core AHC programming and membership functions.
Under the agreement, Agile will underwrite a year of benefits for current and new AHC members and provide AHC with platforms for constituent management, event registrations, member services, and customer support at no cost to the organization.
“Agile has been a crucial supporter of AHC through all its iterations,” said Lela Meadow-Conner, President of the AHC Board of Directors. “Their generosity and commitment to the success of our organization has been instrumental, particularly during our transitional phase, and we are so grateful for their continued engagement.”
Richard Steward, Agile CEO, noted, “Agile Ticketing Solutions has been a long-time committed partner of AHC and its constituency for more than a decade and our commitment continues to deepen. We are truly excited to be a part of this new dynamic organization and help carry the mission and vision forward.”
In 2006, a group of fourteen independent cinemas were brought together by the Sundance Institute’s Art House Project to discuss independent film and independent film exhibition, opening dialogues and lines of communication between cinemas around the US. In 2008, this group formally cohered into the first iteration of Art House Convergence (AHC), an organization that grew into a year-round entity that hosted an annual conference, regional seminars, Art House Theater Day, the Visiting Members Program, and other key initiatives that connected the art house exhibition industry.
Thanks to the support of Sundance Institute, as of 2023 the current iteration of AHC operates as a fully independent and incorporated organization with approximately 2,000 members across North America and Western Europe that serve 30 million patrons annually. AHC is managed by a member-elected Board of Directors.
Art House Convergence (AHC) is a coalition of independent exhibitors that connects, amplifies, and advocates for its community. AHC provides networking opportunities, resources, and best practices for the AHC membership while promoting inclusivity, sustainability, and equity within our industry.