FAQ for Performers, Artists, and Authors


Subscribing to BPN as a Performer, Artist, or Author


Who can subscribe to BPN?

Musicians, artists, writers, and others who perform or create specifically for children and families can subscribe to BPN and post announcements about their events and programs for one year. 

Examples: children's musicians, children's authors, children's theater and dance groups, individual performers and creators such as character actors, storytellers, clowns, magicians, face painters, balloon artists, comedians.

NOTE: If you are looking for parents or kids to interview for your book, article, film, TV, or other media, please see Posting Research Queries on BPN.


How much does it cost to subscribe?

Subscription options:

  1. Free ($0):  If all of your performances and all other programs and creations of yours are free for all parents and children, including any classes or summer camps that you offer, you may subscribe as a free nonprofit. This one-year subscription allows you to have a profile page on BPN and post about events on our website. Subscribe here.

  2. One-time event ($35): Groups, organizations, and individuals that don't normally target families or kids can purchase a 30-day subscription for $35 in order to post about an upcoming kid-friendly event. This subscription does not include a profile page. Subscribe here under "Tutors, Teachers & Performers."

  3. Individual subscription ($35): Individual performers, artists, and authors who don't want a permanent profile page on the BPN website may purchase this subscription, which lets you post about kid-friendly events and announcements about services & products for kids and parents for one year. Subscribe here under "Tutors, Teachers & Performers".  

  4. Nonprofit subscription ($50): Groups that are 501(c)(3) nonprofits, and do not operate summer camps or classes, but do charge admission or membership fees, may purchase this subscription, which lets you post announcements and events for one year, and have a profile page on BPN.  Subscribe here.

  5. Small business subscription ($75): This subscription for small one-person businesses lets you post announcements and events for one year, and also have a profile page on BPN, which will be included in the relevant listing on BPN (examples: Story Tellers and Musicians.)  Subscribe here under "Classes, Camps, Schools".

  6. Classes and summer camps ($75-$250): If you operate classes or camps for more than 8 children at a time, you must subscribe as a class/camp, and the fee is based on the maximum capacity you can accommodate for your classes. (Nonprofits with 8 or fewer children on site at a time can subscribe at the $50 nonprofit rate.) See the FAQ for Camps, Classes, Teams & Groups.


What are the benefits of subscribing?

  • Ability to post every 30 days to the Announcements and Events listings on our website for one year. Posts are available to the public, and new posts are included in the weekly Announcements newsletter (as of January 2019 the newsletter's circulation is 19,900 local parents.)

  • (For nonprofits and $75 small business subscribers) A profile page on our website that you can edit, that contains information about your business and a link to your own website.  Parents who subscribe to BPN can post reviews of you directly to your profile page. Your profile page will be included in BPN's listings, in the category for your business's type of activity, such as "Story Tellers." 

For information about BPN's demographics and reach, see "Is it worth it for me to purchase a subscription?"