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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.

Click here to Apply Now for BCA Associates 2014-2015!

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

How to be a candidate:

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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