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OUR MISSION: Departure Arts builds community through facilitating creative collaborations, amplifying historically underrepresented artistic voices, and supporting artistic risk-taking for Boston area artists, organizations, and audiences.

OUR VISION: Departure Arts believes in the unifying power of the performing and visual arts to connect our community - both audiences and artists.  For our audiences, we look to increase access to the arts by presenting in non-traditional venues, hosting local artists, and building collaborations across art forms and disciplines. For our artists, we provide space for artists to take artistic risks, not often afforded to creatives, that support the development and expansion of their career, network, and art.

OUR COMMUNITY: Departure Arts is proud to participate in the Mass Cultural Council's Card to Culture Program, where all of our events are pay-what-you-can.  The Card to Culture program is a collaboration between Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Massachusetts Health Connector, and the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program by extending free admission to our events for all cardholders.


  • Brenda Bailey しのぶ x Board Member x Visual Artist  

  • Kevin Johnson x Board Member x Super Connecter x Music Industry Veteran

  • Erik Privert x Board Member x Fundraiser x Admin Lead

  • Walter Smith III x Board Member x Artistic Director x Saxophonist


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