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


Boston Arts, Thriving.

Art is self-care, essential, and resilient. 

Boston Center for the Arts relies on the income generated by the events business in the historic Cyclorama to support our mission – to incubate exciting new work by Boston’s contemporary visual and performing artists. So when we were forced to close most of our doors in March 2020, a significant portion of our revenue disappeared overnight.

Art — and artists — are the connective tissue between all of us right now. Even without our spaces, BCA continues to be a creative laboratory that provides artists of all disciplines the freedom to experiment, take risks, and produce new boundary-breaking work that challenges, provokes, and defines the Boston cultural experience.

We need your support so that we can plan for a post-pandemic future. Our goal is to inspire leadership donations from those who can make a profound impact at a critical time. That time is now.



Every 100% tax-deductible gift enables BCA to innovate and provide support for the artists, makers, and creators of Greater Boston. Your support ensures the sustainability and vitality of BCA and Boston’s artists. Donate now. 


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 — join today

Want to share the gift of artistic excellence with your family and friends? Gift a membership today and experience BCA together.

Program Sponsorship

Are you in the front row for each dance performance in the Black Box or first in line on a Saturday night for Run of the Mills? If you have a passion for a specific discipline, program sponsorship is available for both individuals and companies. To learn more about supporting individual programs, contact Elizabeth Haranas for more information. 

Corporate Matching Gifts

Are you looking for a way to really maximize your donation to BCA? Check in 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 Elizabeth Haranas.

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 that artistic excellence, new work, and equitable program access will continually be upheld at BCA. Contact Alicia Nichols to discuss your legacy plans.