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Boston Center for the Arts, Inc.

Where Boston Artists Create.

Boston, MA   |  www.bostonarts.org

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Mission

The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is a not-for-profit performing and visual arts campus that supports working artists to create, perform and exhibit new works; develops new audiences; and connects the arts to community.

Ruling year info

1970

Co-Executive Director

Ms. Emily Foster Day

Co-Executive Director

Ms. Kristi Keefe

Main address

539 Tremont Street

Boston, MA 02116 USA

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EIN

23-7089998

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Artist Residency Program

BCA residencies in visual art, dance, theatre, music, and trans-disciplinary art are high impact programs that can change the trajectory of an artist’s career. Terms and benefits are specific to each discipline, but most include artist stipends, free rehearsal and performance spaces, technical support from BCA, and professional development. Our unique focus on practice over product encourages artists to experiment and test new ideas, resulting in artistic growth while also providing professional development resources to hone their business practice. Past residents of the BCA residency program have exhibited and performed work both nationally and internationally, helping to elevate Boston’s profile locally and nationally.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers

Exhibitions and performances are a key element of our commitment to connect artists to the community. Our Exhibition Series prioritizes early-career curators and artists working together towards their first or second solo exhibition. Projects are selected from an open call with an aim to give artists and curators an opportunity to experiment with different mediums, move their practice forward, and focus on public programming to connect with local communities. Through our performance series, artists receive marketing and financial support to bring an existing project to fruition, and are able to present their work in our Plaza or Black Box theatres, and in the Calderwood Pavilion, free of charge.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers

BCA stewards a 55-unit artist studios building, two theatres, five rehearsal spaces, and the historic Cyclorama. These spaces allow BCA to provide free and deeply subsidized studio, office and rehearsal space for artists (60% below market rate, or $20/sq ft.). Our Space Subsidies Program has been an important resource for artists to produce new work and take creative risks without financial constraints. In FY23, we provided over $1M worth of subsidized and free studio and performance space.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers

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How we listen

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Financials

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Boston Center for the Arts, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Jennifer Pinck

Anser Advisory

Karen Kelley Gill

Vice President of Operations | The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

Stacy Sweeney

Higher Education Consultant

Louis Tucciarone

Sr. Vice President | AECOM Corporation

John Ruggieri-Lam

Chair Emeritus, Partner | Attorney at Law | Brooks & DeRensis, P.C.

Molly McDonald

Executive Director | People at Exscientia

Randall Walther

Partner |B2B CFO

Hannah Kanstroom

Bank of America

Cigdem Oktem

Center for the Board Matters, EY

Amanda Accardi

Founder & Owner | Around the Corner Framing

Sean Curran

Owner | Waterville Consulting

Jennifer Pinck

Advisor | Anser Advisory

Rashin Fahandej

Transdisciplinary Artist & Educator

Juanita Forsythe

Retired

Maria Melone

Managing Director | Caber Hill Advisors

Paul Miller

Managing Principal | RREA

Jonathan Smith

Architect | Owner's Project Manager

Bianca Sigh Ward

CDO | ACLU of Massachusetts

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/27/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data