ABD is a subcommittee of the Working Group on Support Staff Issues (WGSSI), and is funded in part by WGSSI, the Council for the Arts at MIT and MIT Human Resources.
Staff are invited to attend concerts and lectures on campus, a full schedule of arts events can be found on the MIT Events Calendar.
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The Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) supports the development of creative projects, artist residencies, cross-disciplinary classes and research that integrates the arts and has significant student engagement or impact on campus.
The Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT) provides funding and benefits for MIT staff members in accordance with its mission to act as a catalyst for the development of a broadly based, highly participatory program in the arts, firmly founded on teaching, practice and research at the Institute.
The Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT) encourages MIT students, faculty and staff to apply for grants to support arts projects in all disciplines that offer the MIT community opportunities to create, participate in and learn about the arts. A grants committee, composed of CAMIT members, evaluates these competitive applications and recommends funding. There are two funding cycles each year, and all deadlines are announced in September.
Two funding cycles per year
The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology invites MIT staff to attend public programming affiliated with the Visiting Artist Program and the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT, including artist lectures, film screenings, workshops, exhibitions and performances.
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (ICA).
The Council for the Arts at MIT supports MIT’s memberships at many Boston area cultural organizations, including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (ICA).
A limited number of day passes are available for MIT staff on a first come, first served basis, as supplies last. Unfortunately, there are no passes remaining for academic year 2018-19.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (ISGM)
The Council for the Arts at MIT provides free general admission to the Gardner Museum for MIT students, faculty and staff. This partnership also includes free tickets to lectures, discounts on guided gallery tours and $10 off Individual and Friend-level membership for faculty and staff.
Please present your MIT ID at the Gardner admissions desk to receive your ticket. Free admission to Third Thursday events is also included in this program.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)
The Council for the Arts at MIT provides free general admission to the MFA for MIT students, faculty and staff. This partnership also includes $5 tickets for students to regularly priced films, when purchased in person on the day of the screening, and a 10% discount on purchases in the Museum Shops.
MIT Student Art Association (SAA)
The Student Art Association (SAA) provides extra-academic, hands-on instruction and studio experience in the arts for all levels in a range of media.
Though priority registration is given to MIT undergraduate and graduate students, MIT staff are invited to enroll for a semester-long class to develop or refine artistic skills in an open and relaxed studio environment.