12 weeks (visual art)

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Boston Center for the Arts

Boston Center for the Arts


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. Located in Boston’s South End, the largest landmark district in the United States covering more than 500 acres, the BCA, is dedicated to incubating and showcasing the performing and visual arts of our time. Occupying an historic city block on a four-acre parcel of land bordered by Tremont Street, Clarendon Street, Warren Avenue and Berkeley Street, the BCA is a resource to Greater Boston providing a creative “home” for artists, a welcoming arts destination for audiences, and an art connection for city youth and communities.

The BCA presents contemporary works by established and emerging local, regional, national and international visual artists. During each exhibition, the BCA provides multiple opportunities to engage with the artwork and artists through artist talks, curator talks and other related events.

Studio Information

Artists are provided with a private studio in the BCA Artist Studios Building, which houses a community of nearly 50 artists including painters, printmakers, sculptors, filmmakers, craftspeople, writers, performing artists and others.

  • 24-hour access to studio
  • Studio assistant (8-12 hours a week)
  • Curatorial visits and professional development opportunities organized by the BCA
  • Windows and independently controlled heating unit
  • Sinks and running water available on the floor
  • 239 square foot space on the fourth floor
  • Artists responsible to transporting supplies to studio (with assistance from BCA interns and visual arts staff, if needed
  • NOTE: no elevator in building
Contact information

539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
United States

info [at]