The Circle, Photo by Aram Boghosian
Know No. ©2017 Masary Studios, commissioned by Boston Center for the Arts, photo by Aram Boghosian.

Step Inside The Circle

Boston Center for the Arts is committed to amplifying artistic viewpoints that represent a rich and inclusive mix of backgrounds and perspectives, and members of The Circle make it possible for BCA to provide essential resources to hundreds of artists through programs such as residencies, subsidized studio, rehearsal and performance space, exhibition and curatorial opportunities, and professional development.

Get a 360-degree view of some of the most cutting-edge contemporary visual art and performance in Boston while supporting the important work that Boston Center for the Arts does to incubate artists, develop audiences and connect the arts to the community. With an annual commitment of $1,000 or more, you will receive all of the benefits that membership in The Circle entails, all while connecting with like-minded art enthusiasts and a vibrant group of artists.

Member Benefits

  • Invitations to an exclusive series of quarterly In the Round events that bring you behind the scenes to meet and mingle with fellow Circle members and BCA artists
  • Two free tickets to one performance by a BCA Performing Arts Resident*
  • Access to VIP ticketing for select BCA-commissioned and presented programs**
  • Monthly insider e-newsletter
  • Recognition in BCA’s donor listings

Click here to become a member!

*Subject to availability, contact Kelly Teer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 617.426.2748 | Click here for a list of current Performing Arts Resident Companies
**Check back for a list of applicable events

2017–2018 In the Round events

Fall 2017
Date and Location TBD
The Circle Salon

Enjoy an intimate reception, generously hosted at a private South End home—join BCA artists and fellow members of The Circle in casual discussion about the artistic process and the creative and career challenges that today’s artists face. More details to come.

February 2018
Performance & Private Reception
Seeking Sanctuary

Our first Music Ensemble in Residence, Palaver Strings—a musician-led string orchestra dedicated to the collaborative interpretation of classical music—perform Seeking Sanctuary, featuring new music compositions, spoken word personal narratives and art installations inspired by stories of Boston immigrants and their descendants, inviting us to reflect on Boston’s role as a sanctuary city. Join the ensemble prior to their performance for a cocktail reception where they will introduce their work and bring you inside their creative practice. Includes complimentary admission to the performance.

March 29, 2018
Martin Hall, Calderwood Pavilion
Private Preview & Reception
Conference of the Birds

In this world premiere performance, ANIKAYA Dance Theater explores stories of modern day travelers—collected from members of local Muslim, refugee and dance communities—in a collaborative, movement-based dramatic work. Step into the rehearsal space of the creators and performers of BCA’s next large scale commission before it opens to the public for a sneak preview and reception.