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We were shocked. After we redesigned ArtsJournal in January 2014, we began displaying a list of the five most-read stories on the site. We were amazed when a classified ad for a job at the Los Angeles Philharmonic showed up in the top five. It confirmed what advertisers have been telling us for some time. AJ readers see our ads as content they want to read.

Why? Because we don't accept ads from non-arts advertisers. Our advertisers are part of the arts community we serve, and they know AJ is a great way to reach that community. We have 30,000+ newsletters subscribers, and our open rates consistently beat industry averages - 22% for our free newsletters, 65% for our premium newsletters. And our clickthrough rates are an amazing 13%. is the leading (and largest) source of arts news and views on the internet. And it's the influential audience you want to reach. AJ is required reading for the world's top arts journalists and critics. It's the home page for arts administrators, executives, artists and those who want to be in the know about the arts. Want to fill a job? There's no better place to spread the word.

Now you can get your message out to ArtsJournal's 25,000-35,000 daily readers by placing a Classified Ad. You get exposure on AJ's prime time front page. Our ads are also seen by our 17,000 daily newsletter subscribers, and our 13,500 weekly newsletter subscribers.

Among our 30k+ subscribers, we count the arts editors and journalists of some of the world's top media companies: The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, Boston Globe, The Guardian, London Evening Standard, BBC, and NPR.

We also reach many of the top arts executives, arts critics, reporters, commentators, artists,  and arts patrons. Our coverage extends across the arts: music, visual art, dance, theater, media, publishing, cultural issues, ideas, and people.


Whether you're trying to promote a tour or event, looking to fill an arts job, promoting a program, or selling an item, ArtsJournal delivers your message. It gets read.

Because our ads are arts-related, our readers regard our arts classifieds as content they're interested in, and these ads get seen. You'll have 250 characters of text to describe your event, job listing, press release, sales item, or service.


The ArtsJournal website has 250,000 unique monthly visitors, with more than 950,000 visits. Go here to place an ad.


ArtsJournal's daily newsletter reaches 17,000+ subscribers. The weekly newsletter has
13,500+ subscribers.

A week is defined as:

5 daily newsletters X 17,000 subscribers = 85,000 impressions PLUS
1 weekly newsletter X 13,500 subscribers = 13,500 impressions
98,000+ newsletter impressions per week


Regular Cost # of Days
One Week $125.00 7
Two Weeks $230.00 14
One Month $435.00 28
Two Months $825.00 56

We also offer premium classifieds. Premium ads run atop the regular classifieds, include a thumbnail and have a shaded background to make them stand out (see right column for current examples).

Premium Cost # of Days
One Week $160.00 7
Two Weeks $315.00 14
One Month $555.00 28
Two Months $1050.00 56

Want to advertise longer? Contact us and we'll make a deal

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Premium Classifieds

New York University – Visiting Assistant Professor, Performing Arts Administration Program – Full-Time

𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 The New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development invites applications for a 3-year Visiting Assistant Professor position of the Performing...

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Assistant Professor of Directing

Applicants should possess an MFA or equivalent professional experience.

Managing Director – Contemporary American Theater Festival

CATF invites applicants and nominations for this top leadership role at this unique and accomplished Festival.

Chair of Arts Entrepreneurship

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), a college distinguished for 135 years of advancing art and design, is seeking a collaborative, forward-looking, highly creative, and visionary individual to become the Chair of Arts Entrepreneurship

Wharton Center for Performing Arts at Michigan State University – Executive Director

The ED will establish and nurture innovative partnerships across the university, with national and global artists and producers, community partners, and in support of the university’s overarching educational mission .

Music & Artistic Director, KKBE, Charleston, SC

ging individual to bring musical and visual artistry to our congregational worship and programming, and be an integral member of our worship planning team.

Director of HGOco – Houston Grand Opera

The incoming Director will be an individual driven to actively engage within Houston’s many neighborhoods, diverse populations, and restorative civic and educational efforts.

Artistic Director – Seattle Children’s Theatre

The Artistic Director will actively advance and advocate for SCT’s commitment and ongoing work to be a highly diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible organization.

Managing Director – Bucks County Playhouse

The Managing Director role is a new one to the Playhouse and will shepherd the strategy for continuing growth of a company with a much heralded past and energized approach to an even more exciting future.

TimeLine Theatre Company – Executive Director

Reporting to the board of directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for the administration and management of all business operations, finances, fundraising, marketing, and community engagement.

Tenure Track Faculty – Critical Theory, Dramatic Literature, and Practice in Theatre

Teaching a 12-unit per semester course-load including Multicultural Theatre, theory and criticism; script analysis; General Education and required theatre major related courses.

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts – Executive Director

Executive Director will be responsible for the overall leadership and administration of The Bray, including artistic direction, strategic programming, business operations, financial management, fundraising, community engagement, and equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.

Dean, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music

The Dean provides executive oversight of all aspects of the school.

Engagement Manager, Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech

Are you passionate about arts education for youth? Join the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech's energetic, creative programming team in this new Engagement Manager position!

Grants Coordinator

In 2021, the Foundation awarded more than $32M in general operating grants to over 560 grantees.

Program Director

The Program Director plays a key role on the senior leadership team at the Fine Arts Work Center and is responsible for ensuring programmatic excellence.