Mission Statement

Conceived to showcase the dynamic artistic strengths and synergy of the Boston University College of Fine Arts schools of Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts, the InCite Arts Festival offers an eclectic and compelling combination of titles and artists. By highlighting BU’s ‘new conservatory’ model, InCite demonstrates the leadership role that universities can play as arts laboratories and creative collaborators reenergizing their professions. The festival returns to New York for a fourth engagement March 10-12, 2012, with InCite 2012: Angels and Demons. Presented by a multigenerational community of passionate, accomplished artists, InCite 2012 will explore the complex psychologies born out of fable archetypes in Ibsen’s Peer Gynt and Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle. The festival concludes with the University’s annual Theatre Showcase.

Press Coverage
“We have Boston to thank for many things: tea parties, baked beans, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Now we can add to that list Boston University’s First Annual InCite Arts Festival, a project of BU’s College of Fine Arts conceived to showcase the dynamic artistic strengths and synergy of the College’s Schools of Theatre, Music, and Visual Arts.” – Show Business, March 2008
“Boston University is planting a large footprint in the area with its ‘InCite Arts Festival,’ an interdisciplinary presentation of music, theatre and painting.” – The Washington Post, October 2009
“…the Bartok was a riveting experience.” – David Bonetti, Berkshire Fine Arts, 2011
“Every year around this time undergraduate and graduate acting programs from near and far release a crew of young, trained actors onto the New York City theater scene. Most schools introduce their students with a night of scenes for agents and casting directors. But Boston University is planning something different: the weeklong InCite Arts Festival.” – The New York Times, March 2008
“The visual aspects of the production are impressive… The [singers] are distinguished by their subtle portrayals in this heightened environment.” – NYC Onstage
“Not really an anti-hero in the traditional “leather-wearing, shotgun-toting, tough-quip-saying, girl-getting-via-rakishness” kind of way, Gynt is more a “reputation-ruining, bride-stealing, Mountain-King-hall-entering, surreal-hallucination-having” kind of anti-hero.” – Sean Clancy, Dig Boston, 2011
About the Boston University College of Fine Arts
Boston University is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world today, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world.
The Boston University College of Fine Arts was created in 1954 to bring together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. The University’s vision was to create a community of artists in a conservatory-style school offering professional training in the arts to both undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students. Since those early days, education at the College of Fine Arts has begun on the BU campus and extended into the city of Boston, a rich center of cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.
Benjamín E. Juárez
Dean
Robert Dodson
Director, School of Music
Jim Petosa
Director, School of Theatre
Artistic Director, InCite Arts Festival
Lynne Allen
Director, School of Visual Arts