At BCA, our goal is to gather a diverse and inclusive community of artists for the purpose of supporting innovative work across disciplines, connecting artists with peers and resources, and providing a vibrant platform for new art in Boston.

To that end, program applications will be evaluated based on an artist’s demonstration of:


We support artistic work that displays innovation and openness to new ideas, perspectives and techniques.


In the process of supporting new and innovative work, we value ideas that are relevant to contemporary interests and conversations.

Community engagement.

We encourage an artistic practice that engages meaningfully with the ecosystem where it exists through collaboration and exchange among artists and audiences.

Potential impact.

We seek to support artists for whom our involvement has the potential to propel their practice creating a path for growth artistically and professionally.

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