Photo by Carlie Febo


“Our BCA Residency gave us the opportunity to carve out art-making time in our individual, hectic lives. And by providing us with a space and the agency to make it ours, we were able to elevate our practice to a whole new level.”

—Adobo-Fish-Sauce, February 2019 Run of the Mills Resident Artists

Our community understands that creating is an art in itself; that there is beauty in the path and the process. Gifts of any amount support the artistic initiatives at BCA: including residency programs, performance series, and community events. BCA initiatives provide infrastructure for working artists in Boston at all stages of their careers, from an idea’s first spark to the realization of large-scale, public art projects—creating points of access, equity, and true community-making.

Your generous donation enables BCA to:

  • Support project-based residencies across all disciplines;
  • Organize, manage, and curate the Boston Art Book Fair, our largest free community event;
  • Welcome more than 150,000 visitors to our campus each year

Every dollar you invest in BCA is invested back into our artistic programs, providing a developmental arts incubator that convenes and empowers our city’s contemporary creative community.

Other Ways to Give

Contact Alicia Nichols, Director of Individual Giving, at

Become a Member. Membership offers donors and friends targeted access to Boston Center for the Arts and the transdisciplinary programs we produce, activating and advancing the mission of the BCA through financial support and engagement.

Become a Sponsor. Your support of BCA is vital to the innovative momentum of the arts in Boston, expanding our city’s dynamism as a cultural landscape. Here are ways you can contribute to BCA programs and initiatives.

Boston Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, and your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.