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Forte connects a diverse, active group of art enthusiasts to Boston Center for the Arts’ innovative visual and performing arts programming.


  1. a strong point; an ability or role in which one excels; specialty.
  2. loud; with force.
  3. degrees of loudness and softness which give variety and meaning to music and dance.

forte members receive admission to a series of member-only events that provide opportunities to network with fellow young leaders, and connect with artists. Members also receive special invitations, discounts and/or free admission to select BCA events and performances for the entire year of membership.



Individual Membership provides the following benefits for one year:

  • Free admission (for one person) to ALL forte member-only events and gatherings
  • Discounted tickets to select BCA programs like BCA Social Hour, Movers & Shakers, workshops, dance performances, and much more!

DUAL - $75

Dual Membership provides all the benefits listed above plus:

  • Free admission (for two people) to ALL forte member-only events and gatherings


Founder Membership provides all the benefits listed above plus:

  • Listing as a BCA Donor on our website


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forte Advisory Council:
Sarah Ludden, Chair
Sarah Walsh, Vice Chair
Nicole Bertucci
Makeda Brown
Seth Brown
Dakota DeVos
Jordan Lovejoy
Joanna Mann
Chuck Piccirillo

Past Events:

forte forward: Members-only tour of the BCA Artist Studios Building
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Tour | 6–7 pm
Reception | 7–8 pm

During this behind-the-scenes event members visited three working artist’s studios in the Artist Studios Building at the BCA. The we continued the conversation following the tour at Barcelona Wine Bar.

Check out the three artists we met:

Corey Corcoran
Elisa Hamilton
Silvi Naçi

forte forward at Kit and Ace
Wednesday, November 30 | 6:30–8:30pm
Kit and Ace | 208 Newbury St, Boston
FREE for forte members

Enjoy a private shop experience, meet our featured artists, watch high-tech fashion and art in action with an in-store demonstration, and WIN free apparel. Nibbles by Stephanie’s on Newbury and we’ll be pouring bubbly.

forte 1st Annual Winter Party: Black & White Bash took place on January 19, 2016

Kairos Dance at the Black and White Bashforte members at the Black and White BashDJ at the Black and White Bash

Thanks to the event sponsors and supporters of the Black & White Bash:

Ninety Plus Cellars Eastern Standard Sam Adams The Sinclair

Tremont 647 Whole Foods Market Downeast Cider House

forte 1st Annual Summer Party: #tbt took place on August 6, 2015

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