About the Festival


ARTS FIRST can't happen without a team of amazing volunteers! If you are interested in being a part of ARTS FIRST 2017 and experiencing working at Harvard’s longest-running arts festival, please fill out our volunteer application. Volunteers help set up, clean up, greet audience members, hand out guides, and keep performance venues running smoothly. All volunteers will get a free ARTS FIRST t-shirt!


Apply to take the stage with a 5-to-20 minute slot in the ARTS FIRST 2017 Performance Fair on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Apply to publicize your event happening during the dates of ARTS FIRST 2017.

Priority deadline: December 14, 2016.
Final deadline: January 25, 2017.


Funding for your ARTS FIRST project is available through the OFA's Project Grant Program. The funding deadline for 2017 is November 17, 2016.

Questions? Contact Marin Orlosky Randow, ARTS FIRST Coordinator, at orlosky@fas.