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BCA Associates is a program for young professionals to participate in a 6-month introduction to Greater Portland’s arts and culture scene while making friends and meeting new people.

Applications are now closed. Click here to be alerted when applications are open again next year.

What it’s about:

  • Attend arts and culture events
  • Visit Portland’s known and hidden arts venues and backrooms
  • Meet the people who make the art and go behind the scenes to see how art is produced
  • Flex your muscles for civic engagement

What you get:

  • Discounted tickets and special invitations
  • Build a network of people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Become an arts enthusiast, patron, philanthropist, activist and/or arts leader
  • Work for Art Arts Card getting you 2-for-1 tickets to over 70 arts institutions

Who it’s for:

  • Young professionals employed in Greater Portland
  • Ability to and interest in participating for 5-9 hours/month for activities and events
  • 21 years of age and older

Cost: $85* which includes a $30 contribution to Work for Art
*Fee can be paid over time. Some partial program scholarships available.


 Thank you to our 2013-14 Associates!  Here are some ideas for Ongoing Arts Engagement:


Thank you to our generous program supporters:

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Special thanks to Portland Emerging Arts Leaders and to Work for Art for being program partners.

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