A few short months ago, we were visualizing amazing opportunities to bring you closer to BCA artists and experiences with membership perks like discounted and advanced tickets, curatorial tours, artist dinners, and special events.

All the ways that people connect and engage are shifting, and we are still learning how to adapt. Please note that although the benefits below are on hold until we can gather safely again, membership is an important part of how BCA is able to serve the cultural community in Boston. 

Membership allows us to plan for the future, ensuring that BCA continues to offer artists the resources they need to thrive, and infuses our community with unique perspectives and experiences. The arts will be the historical record of the human experience of these current events, and you can make a critical impact on that process.

This membership program is new! If you were a forte member prior to March 2020, your membership has been rolled into this program at the same level. If your giving was recognized at the Circle level ($1,000+ annually) before March 20, we’ve enrolled you in our highest level of membership, and you will now receive membership benefits.

The Circle – $1,000 or $100/mo

Your philanthropy at the Circle level underwrites the BCA programs and initiatives that set us apart from any other arts organization in Greater Boston. Receive all the benefits of Dual and 50th Anniversary Membership plus:
  • Twice-annual highly curated, intimate events with BCA resident artists.

50th Anniversary Supporter – $50/mo

Ensure that BCA is here to support artists for the next 50 years by joining this high-impact sustaining member level. Receive all the benefits listed for Dual Membership plus:
  • Special access to our 50th Anniversary planning over the next year, in support of the legacy and bright future of Boston Center for the Arts.

Arts Professional – $150 or $15/mo

Find your community at BCA. Join fellow visual, performing, and transdisciplinary arts professionals for industry-related conversations and volunteer opportunities. Receive all the benefits of Dual Membership plus:
  • Membership level guaranteed for two individuals.
  • Opportunities to join Host and Advisory Committees.
  • An invitation to an industry mixer event just for Arts Professionals.

Dual Level – $75 or $7.50/mo

Receive all the benefits of Individual Membership, but for two.

Individual Level – $50 or $5/mo

Benefits include advanced-notice and specially priced tickets to what makes BCA so special: resident artist exhibitions, productions, and performances, including the Boston Art Book Fair.
  • Access to behind-the-scenes tours and conversations with BCA artists, curators, and community members that give you a unique and comprehensive view into the creative process, on campus and throughout the city.
  • Recognition on our website and Annual Report.

Where curators, artists, and tastemakers collide.

Join the Council

The Membership Advisory Council provides vital resources for Boston Center for the Arts, and is committed to advancing BCA’s mission through community-building; providing special access to networking and social opportunities; and serving as ambassadors to increase the visibility of BCA as a premiere arts destination. For questions about joining the Council or for an application please contact Alicia Nichols, Director of Individual Giving at

For more information on membership, please contact us.

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Membership Advisory Council

Amanda Accardi, Co-Chair
Sarah Walsh, Co-Chair
Ann Welch, Vice Chair
Olivia Aimua
Makeda Brown
Camilla Fitzpatrick
Dani Torres
*As of January 2020