Photo by Carlie Febo. From "Houseparty" by Adobo-Fish-Sauce.

Become a member

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

Membership Benefits

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.

Tours, conversations, and performances with BCA artists, curators, and community members that give you a unique and comprehensive view into the creative process; on campus, virtually, and throughout the city. Discounted tickets for special events like the Boston Art Book Fair Preview Party* First access for BCA-produced events and performances Invitations to join Host and Advisory Committees, and other volunteer opportunities Membership discount to rental spaces on campus Recognition on our website and Annual Report Your membership donation is 100% tax deductible Artist-created, limited edition membership merch

$5 a month  or   $50 a year
(suggested for 1 person)

$7.50 a month  or   $75 a year
(suggested for 2 people in the same household)

$15 a month  or   $150 a year

$50 a month  or   $500 a year

$100 a month  or   $1,000 a year

Choose your own level

*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.

Member Leadership

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.