For Arts, Artists, and Community
Membership at Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is one of the most important sources of connection for BCA. Membership invests directly into artist residencies, exhibitions, performances, artist professional development, and public programs.
“… having this space to explore was really something I wasn’t afforded before. The kindness and freedom that you’ve shown and given us has been pretty remarkable. I don’t think I could have found that anywhere else.”
— Steph Davis, ACTivate Resident, 2022
"Snapshot" | Photo by Julia Ruiz Borys
2022 Boston Art Book Fair Preview Party | Photo by Melissa Blackall
"The Sun Knows No Impostor" Opening Reception in( 2021) | Photo by Melissa Blackall
"Anukriti: TEMPLE FOR TIMELESS BEASTS" artist walkthrough | Photo: Jobelle Mesa
Mithsuca Berry & Sienna Kwami during the Artist Talk for "The Sun Knows No Impostor" (2021) | Photo by Melissa Blackall
"FeministFuturist" Opening Reception, installation view (2020) | Photo by Melissa Blackall
2019 Boston Art Book Fair Preview Party | Photo by Melissa Blackall
Catalina Schliebener & John Chaich during the Artist Talk for "Growing Sideways" (2021) | Photo by Melissa Blackall
Members at "Growing Sideways" opening reception (2021) | Photo by Melissa Blackall
Opening Reception of "The Sun Knows No Impostor" (2021) | Photo by Melissa Blackall
Membership is accessible to everyone. Each member is equally valued and receives the same benefits, regardless of your donation level.
Making a contribution that is personally significant to you, volunteering your time, and showing up to support artists and performances are all different and important ways you can help Boston arts thrive.
*A note on ticket equity: we support our residents and uphold the value their work by not offering discounts on their tickets. At the same time, we also value accessibility to art for all audiences, and most of BCA programs are free or low-cost. We do have some occasions where we can offer discounts in appreciation for our members, like to the Boston Art Book Fair Preview Party.
Equity At BCA
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.
When you become a member at BCA you help build a community that values equity, access, and diversity in the arts, for artists, and for all audiences.
By choosing to support artist- and community-centered work at BCA, your donations keep BCA programs and Boston arts thriving.
Join the Membership Council
The Membership Advisory Council is a pool of volunteer leaders committed to advancing BCA’s mission through community-building opportunities that increase the visibility and viability of BCA’s programs. The Council meets monthly to discuss strategy and engagement, and to drive support for BCA artists and programs.