Dear Friend,

As you know, I founded Outside the Box to make the performing arts free and accessible to everyone regardless of economic or social status. In 2013, hundreds of thousands of us came together in a celebration of the arts, and the event was a resounding success. I want to personally invite and encourage you to join us this summer, as I am pleased to announce Outside the Box will be returning to the Boston Common  July 13th-17th 2016.

The 6-day festival has something for everybody, from an Earth Day celebration, to music, dance, theater, international performers and a vibrant and family section with children’s programming and educational workshops. But I can’t do this alone. I need your help.

To help us continue bringing this family-friendly event to the city of Boston, we have established the “Friends of the Outside the Box Festival.” With your generous tax-deductible donation, you will be listed as a valued supporter, and play an important role in keeping this tradition alive. As a non-profit, we rely on generous donations from individuals such as yourself to support our programs. Your gift to OTB Boston will help to bring world-class performances for FREE to thousands of individuals and deserving communities of the city of Boston, state of Massachusetts, all New England and summer foreign visitors.

Your gift, large or small, will help support our efforts and build future generations of art enthusiasts. Thank you for your kindness, and I look forward to seeing you, your friends and family at the Festival this summer.

Ted Cutler

Outside the Box is run under Boston Arts Summer Institute (BASI). Boston Summer Arts Institute is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Your kind donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


Thank you to all those who have donated:

  • Joan Belkin
  • Barbara Brilliant
  • Mickey & Lois Cail
  • Harry Collings
  • Chris & Jean Eagan
  • Swanee Hunt
  • Leo & Barbara Karas
  • George Krupp
  • Dan Mathieu
  • Daniel Mullin
  • Don Rodman
  • Ariella & Bruce Rosengard
  • Harold & Milly Solomon
  • Paul Verrochi
  • Arthur Winn
  • Sid Wolk