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Support

Thank you for your interest in supporting the mission of The Center for the Arts & Sciences and our programs! The Center relies on both financial support of individuals and organizations and the support of volunteers willing to offer their time and expertise to enrich the lives of those seeking out arts and science experiences.

One of the most special features of The Center is the many ways volunteers and donors can make a significant impact on our community. You can customize your dollars and your time to go to the program that means the most to you. You will find a description and donation portal for each of our programs as well as methods of supporting the operations of The Center, itself. You may also convert any donation into a tribute or memorial simply by following the instructions of the online form that will appear when you click a link below.

If you are looking for ways to volunteer at The Center, simply review the volunteer opportunities on the ‘Volunteer’ tab. If you wish for our Volunteer Coordinator to contact you, simply complete the online form found under the Volunteer Interest Form tab. We will work to find the perfect fit for you! If you would prefer to speak with a staff member over the phone, please call us at (979) 265-7661 during normal business hours.

Our Programs

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Support The Center

  • Donate
  • Memberships
  • Volunteer
  • Volunteer Interest Form

Donate Now

The Center’s Building and Operations Fund

The Center for the Arts & Sciences provides facilities free of charge to our Partner Groups. By donating to The Center, you are ensuring that The Center is able to provide the support necessary for our Partner Groups to continue their missions. Donations also help support The Center’s mission to promote and support culturally enriching programs to those living in and visiting Brazoria County.

Join the Circle! Capital Campaign

After more than 40 years of operations, The Center for the Arts & Sciences is in need of major renovations and repairs, including costly improvements to its heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems. The Center is Brazosport Fine Arts Council’s most important asset and is the most significant conduit in fulfilling its mission to support and promote community-based arts and science programs for those living in and visiting Brazoria County. Donations to this fund will help pay for improvements so that the art and science programs may continue to enrich the next generation of visitors to The Center.

Brazosport Fine Arts Council Operating Endowment Fund

This fund was created to grow support for the operations of The Center for the Arts & Sciences. Donations to this fund will be added to investments whose growth ensures a stable future for The Center and its Partner Groups.

Brazosport Art League

Donations to Brazosport Art League supports its mission to enrich the lives of those living in and visiting Brazoria County through high-quality visual art exhibits and arts education programs. Donations help keep the gallery open and free to the public six days a week.

Brazosport Center Stages

Donations to Brazosport Center Stages help support the community theatre’s mission to enrich the lives of those living in and visiting Brazoria County through high-quality theatre productions and educational opportunities for those living in and visiting Brazoria County.

Brazosport Museum of Natural Science

Donations to Brazosport Museum of Natural Science help support the museum’s mission to enrich the lives of those living in and visiting Brazoria County through science educational programs and high-quality exhibits of wildlife, anthropology, malacology, mineralogy and paleontology. Donations help keep the exhibits open and free to the public six days a week.

Brazosport Planetarium

Donations to Brazosport Planetarium will help support the planetarium’s mission to enrich the lives of those living in and visiting Brazoria County through high-quality educational science programs, exhibits and planetarium shows, based at The Center’s BASF Planetarium.

Brazosport Symphony Orchestra

Donations to Brazosport Symphony Orchestra will help support the symphony’s mission to enrich the lives of those living in and visiting Brazoria County through high-quality, live symphonic performances.

2019-2020 Season Benefits

Full Circle Membership

Membership Benefits (beginning September 2019)

Enjoy an exciting season at The Center (and beyond) with memberships to each Partner Group with this “all in” membership! Reserve tickets and receive discounts on select workshops and classes with only one membership number!
Membership includes:
Basic Brazosport Fine Arts Council Membership (voting level membership)
Single Artist Brazosport Art League Membership
Flex Membership to Brazosport Center Stages (6 total tickets to any combination of performances in the 2019/2020 season. Reservations required.)
Individual Brazosport Museum of Natural Science Membership
Individual BASF Planetarium Membership (Single passes throughout the 2019/2020 planetarium season)
Flex Membership to Brazosport Symphony Orchestra (6 total tickets to any combination of concerts in the 2019/2020 season.  Reservations required.  All concerts take place at The Clarion Music Performance Hall at Brazosport College.)

Brazosport Fine Arts Council Membership

Membership Benefits (beginning October 2019)

Your 100% tax deductible donation entitles
you to attend the annual membership meeting and
vote on major decisions.
Brazosport Fine Arts Council provides administrative,
maintenance and facilities support for all of our Partner
Groups. BFAC helps keep costs down for each of our
Partner Groups so they can continue to concentrate
on providing superior programming. Help continue this
legacy today!

Brazosport Art League Membership

Membership Benefits (beginning September 2019)

Discounts for workshops
Participation in annual Art League gallery shows
Invitation to Christmas Dinner
Voting privileges at Brazosport Art League Membership meetings
Discount for Art Camp (Summer at The Center)
Listing in the annual directory

Brazosport Center Stages Membership

Membership Benefits (beginning September 2019)

Individual 1 ticket per Brazosport Center Stages show in the regular season
Patron 2 tickets per Brazosport Center Stages show in the regular season
Sponsor 4 tickets per Brazosport Center Stages show in the regular season
Benefactor 6 tickets per Brazosport Center Stages show in the regular season
Flex 6 total tickets to be used in any combination for shows in the Brazosport Center Stages regular season

Additional benefits include:
Advance notice for all theater special events
Discounts on Summer at The Center workshops

Memberships tickets must be redeemed by reserving seats prior to each Center Stages show. Reservations may be made online, in person or by calling (979) 265-7661 during The Center’s regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM).

Brazosport Museum of Natural Science Membership

Membership Benefits (beginning September 2019)

All members receive a 10% DISCOUNT on Museum Gift Shop purchases.
Discount on Mondays at the Museum (Summer at The Center).

Brazosport Planetarium Membership

Membership Benefits (beginning September 2019)

Individual single admission to all shows

Family & Friends 4 admissions to all shows
Patron 5 admissions to all shows, recognition in the BASF Planetarium lobby & discount on Spectacular Science workshops (Summer at The Center)
Sponsor Patron benefits plus free entry for guests
Show Sponsor Sponsor benefits plus recognition for 1 show
Lifetime free admission for a lifetime
Annual Underwriter Show Sponsor benefits plus recognition for
all shows on website, eblast & LED marquee (as available)

Memberships tickets must be redeemed by reserving seats (general admission) prior to each BASF Planetarium show. Reservations may be made online, in person or by calling (979) 265-7661 during The Center’s regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM). Membership tickets may also be redeemed at the planetarium 30 minutes prior to each show, pending availability.

Brazosport Symphony Orchestra Membership

Membership Benefits (beginning September 2019)

Full Season 1 reserved seat for all 6 concerts
Student 1 reserved seat for all 6 concerts (elementary – college students)
Subscriber 2 reserved seats for all 6 concerts
Patron 2 reserved seats for all 6 concerts & Gala invitation
Benefactor 4 reserved seats for all 6 concerts & Gala invitation
Virtuoso 6 reserved seats for all 6 concerts & Gala invitation
Maestro 8 reserved seats for all 6 concerts & Gala invitation
Concert Underwriter Named underwriter for one concert (to be determined), plus 25 tickets to that concert, full page ad in program, 8 reserved seats for all 6 concerts & Gala invitation
Flex 6 tickets for the season to be redeemed in any combination

Flex ticket holders are encouraged to reserve tickets prior to the night of the concert by calling (979) 265-7661 during The Center’s regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) or selecting seats via online ticketing. Tickets may be redeemed the night of the concert, pending availability, at The Clarion’s box office. Be sure to arrive at least 40 minutes prior to the start of the concert to avoid late seating.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers make a positive impact on our community — we would love for you to join us! To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.

We are located at 400 College Blvd., Clute, TX 77531

Our Volunteers:

  • Keep admission to our Museum and Art Gallery free of charge.
  • Ensure performances are reasonably priced.
  • Bring life to our fun, educational and impactful programs!

Please find below just some of the current open volunteer positions.

Position Partner Group Min. Hours per Week Details
Gallery Attendant
Art League
3 (consecutive)
Museum Attendant
Museum of Natural Science
3 (consecutive)
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Set Builders
Center Stages
4
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Set Painters
Center Stages
4
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Volunteer Interest

  • Volunteers make a positive impact on our community — we would love for you to join us!

    Please fill out the following information to be contacted regarding volunteer opportunities at The Center.

    * indicates required field
    During which hours are you available for volunteer assignments?
  • Summarize special skills and qualifications you have acquired from employment, previous volunteer work, or through other activities, including hobbies or sports.
  • Summarize your previous volunteer experience.

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Set Builders

Once it is built, it is time to add detail and color to the set. Set painters of various talent and experience levels can contribute to this fun and satisfying task. Novices can apply basic “base coats” of paint while more accomplished artists can follow behind add the detail (color, texture, shadow and highlight). Bring the set to vibrant life by volunteering as a set painter!
(Minimum hours per week: 4)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.

Museum Attendant

Museum attendants welcome visitors to Brazosport Museum of Natural Science and encourage them to sign in to the guest book. Attendants also learn about the current and upcoming exhibits and events to provide visitor information and to be able to answer basic questions about the exhibits, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science and The Center for the Arts & Sciences. The attendant is also responsible for gift shop sales transactions and must be confident with cash handling and credit card processing. The attendant also helps ensure the safety of guests and the preservation of the exhibits and artifacts on display.
(Minimum hours per month: 3 consecutive)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.

Set Builders

During the time a Center Stages play is in production, set builders work on Saturdays (usually 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM) and, occasionally, during some weekdays, as volunteer availability allows. Volunteers should have a background in safe construction practices, including using various types of power tools. Though not necessary, set construction volunteers are encouraged to bring and use their own well-maintained and safe power tools. Wood is usually the most typical construction material, though occasionally other materials, such as metal, are used.
(Minimum hours per week: 4)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.

Gallery Attendant

Gallery attendants welcome visitors to the art gallery and encourage them to sign in to the guest book. Attendants learn about the current and upcoming exhibits and events to provide visitor information and to be able to answer basic questions about the exhibit, Brazosport Art League and The Center for the Arts & Sciences. The attendant is also responsible for art sales transactions and must be confident with cash handling and credit card processing. The attendant helps ensure the safety of guests and the preservation of the art on display.
(Minimum hours per month: 3 consecutive)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.