Boston Art Book Fair 2023 | Photo by Melissa Blackall.



You are a crucial partner in supporting Boston’s artists. Over the last year BCA has served hundreds of artists through our residencies, exhibitions, and performances. These opportunities connected artists with new audiences and provided nearly a million dollars in subsidized and free space. Please consider a gift at any level that’s meaningful to you.


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.

Boston Center for the Arts accepts gifts of stock, providing donors with the full appreciated value of their stock as a charitable deduction, with no tax consequence on any increased value. 

Supporters are also encouraged to recommend charitable donations through Donor Advised Funds. We’ve made it easy to initiate an ACH transfer using this tool:

Artist Giving Circle

In 2023 Boston Center for the Arts will create the foundation for an Artist Giving Circle, a new initiative in pursuit of re-envisioning artist support. Our Artist Giving Circle will be 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.

To learn about our Artist Giving Circle contact Alicia Nichols.

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. Find out more about Employee Matching Donation Programs here.

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

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 Sarah Shakeri to discuss your legacy plans.

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 Sandy Saenbounmy for more information.

Event Sponsorship

BCA holds a number of high visibility events throughout the year, including: 

  • The Boston Art Book Fair, which welcomes ~2,000 – 3,000 visitors/day over the weekend and 140+ artist exhibitors to celebrate prints of all forms.
  • #HellaBlack, a live mixtape popup that amplifies and celebrates the voices of local Black artists and has been met with sold out crowds.

To learn more about our upcoming events or how your organization can be involved, please contact Sandy Saenbounmy.