ProArts fosters collaboration within a diverse community of artists and teachers. We believe the ability to interconnect is vital for a healthy arts ecology. 


Our Mission

The Professional Arts Consortium (ProArts) is an association of seven neighboring Boston institutions of higher education dedicated to the visual and performing arts. Its members are: Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Boston Architectural College, Emerson College, New England Conservatory, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.

The mission of ProArts is to cultivate collaborative programs and transformative projects that have the capacity to strengthen the educational purposes of its member institutions and to take a leadership role in promoting the vital and central value of the arts in Boston and beyond.


What we provide

  • Cross-registration privileges for students, faculty, and staff.

  • Inter-institutional courses developed by faculty who seek to create innovative, multi-disciplinary classes.

  • ProArts Connect, an online network for students, faculty, alumni, and staff of the consortium.

  • Resource sharing, such as access to libraries of the member schools.