Chanel Thervil, curator of “Field Notes: Lovers, Teachers, and the Consciousness in Between" at BCA in 2019. Photo by Melissa Blackall.

Support #GivingTuesday!

Thank you for helping BCA empower artists!

Join us in building a city where working artists at all stages can test new ideas, take risks, and develop their practice. With your partnership and support, we create culture that challenges, provokes, and moves people. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s programs!



Every 100% tax-deductible gift enables BCA to innovate and provide support for the artists, makers, and creators of Greater Boston, ensuring that BCA can continue to amplify and celebrate Boston’s unique artistic voices.

Artist Giving Circle

This #GivingTuesday on November 29, Boston Center for the Arts is launching a new initiative in pursuit of re-envisioning artist support. In 2023 Boston Center for the Arts will create the foundation for an Artist Giving Circle; an easily accessible source of mutual aid for artists, administered by artists, and funded by our community.

Giving circles are part of a long tradition of collective philanthropy, rooted in transparency and civic engagement. Members give to a designated pool of funds that are more easily accessible than a typical grant-making process, providing those funds faster through a much simpler application process.

Find out more about building the structure of a giving circle here.

Join Our Membership Program

Membership enables BCA to plan for the future and creates a sustainable framework for our programmatic vision. Membership programs are available for both individuals and institutions with unique benefits and opportunities at every level of support.

To learn more contact Jobelle Mesa.

Program Sponsorship

Find out about supporting groundbreaking BCA programs like ACTivate, a new short-duration, site-responsive residency transforming the Cyclorama into an art-making space for BIPOC artists of all disciplines; and the long-awaited expansion of our BCA Studio Residency, designed to increase equitable access to our studio spaces, and serve a more diverse cohort of artists.

To learn about supporting these or one of our many vital programs, contact Alicia Nichols for more information. 

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many institutions and corporate partners provide their employees with a matching donation program. Check with your company’s benefit administrator to see if they offer matching gifts! It’s an easy way to extend your generosity and double your impact on Boston arts.

The federal tax identification for BCA is 23-7089998. If your employer needs verification contact Jobelle Mesa.

Planned Giving

For donors who seek to create a legacy of support for Boston arts, planned giving enables you and your family to make a lasting impact. Planned gifts ensure Boston-area artists have access to the resources they need to make work that reflects the most pressing issues of our time.

Contact Alicia Nichols to discuss your legacy plans.