Image courtesy of the Boston Globe.
ICA Boston. Image courtesy of the Boston Globe.

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).

The MIT partnership with the ICA includes free admission for MIT faculty, students, and staff.

Present your MIT Employee ID at the admission desk to receive your free ticket.

 
More information about the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

A courtyard filled with plants surrounded by an Italian cloister.
The Courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Photograph by Siena Scarff, Courtesy Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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.

Present your MIT Employee ID at the admissions desk to receive your ticket.

Free admission to Third Thursday events is also included in this program.
 
More information about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Azra Aksamija, Memory Matrix (detail), 2016. Courtesy of Azra Aksamija, credit Dietmar Offenhuber.

Grants from the Council for the Arts at MIT

The Council for the Arts at MIT 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 review committee, composed of members of the Council, evaluates applications and recommends funding. There are two funding cycles each year, and all deadlines are announced in September.

How to Apply

 
Grants range from $1,000-$10,000

There are two funding cycles per year

Four easels with oil paintings in an art studio.
SAA, Intro to Oil Painting. Credit: Nicole Tariverdian.

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.

Registration available to MIT staff for fall, IAP, spring, and summer classes