Black Lives Matter

Dear BCA Friends and Family, 

During a time of grief, trauma, mourning, and action, the staff and Board of Directors at Boston Center for the Arts stand in solidarity with those who are outraged and fighting hard to dismantle systemic racism and white supremacy in our country.

Black Lives Matter. It is incumbent upon us to act accordingly, and to identify those ways that we, as leaders of a cultural organization, can stop perpetuating pervasive and systemic white supremacist practices and lead through our actions. 

Boston Center for the Arts is committed to doing the hard work of dismantling even the most subtle forms of white supremacy in our organization, in our practices, and in the work we do to help make Boston a place where Black artists can live and thrive.

We will continue to work hard to bring a diverse mix of perspectives to our Board and our staff. We will create professional leadership opportunities for BIPOC staff. We will provide Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion training for the artists in our residency programs and our staff. We will continue to prioritize BIPOC voices in our residencies, exhibitions, and public programs.

We do not have all of the answers. We will make mistakes. Our commitment is to continue to educate ourselves and our staff; to do anti-racist work; and to create partnerships that foster a more equitable and just future for Boston artists.

 

Emily Foster Day and Kristi Keefe
Co-Executive Directors
Boston Center for the Arts

 

John G.F.Ruggieri-Lam
Board Chair
Boston Center for the Arts