Citi Performing Arts Center is a nonprofit innovator and steward of iconic venues, providing arts, entertainment, cultural, and educational experiences to the greater community.


For Schools,For Teaching Artists

In collaboration with Boston Public Schools, the Education Department conducts artist residencies focusing on the performing arts. Teaching Artists conduct an in-depth residency with students culminating in a performance sharing at the school. At a time when arts dollars are being cut from school budgets, the Education Department at Citi Performing Arts Center strives to fill the gap in arts education and to play a leadership role in arts program delivery and resource coordination.

Since the fall of 2010, Citi Performing Arts Center partnered with Boston Public Schools in the "Target Arts Program," an artist residency and ticket access program generously funded by a grant to the BPS from the Target Corporation. The goal of the program was to improve school success, engage families and strengthen community by providing access to Boston's rich offerings of music, dance, visual arts, theater and cultural events. More than 2,000 students in selected schools gained greater exposure to Boston's theater district through the residencies and associated ticket access.

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For Teaching Artists

The quality and success of our programming is directly related to the high caliber of expertise offered by our Teaching Artists. Our teaching artist roster features some of the finest visual, literary and performing artists from Boston and beyond. In addition to employing experienced Teaching Artists, we also mentor and train up-and-coming artists in the field of arts education.


Watch a video about City Spotlights Summer Leaders and their performances throughout the city. Watch more videos like this one in our Media Gallery.

Thank you and your organization for letting our daughters participate. As part of the South Boston Neighborhood Ensemble they were exposed to people and experiences that will help them grow as individuals."

Parent of City Spotlights Participants