Artist Development Fellowship


2020 Artist Development Fellow Alexandra Kim ’22. Geography: salmon stoneware clay, 11” diameter, 20” height
2020 Artist Development Fellow Alexandra Kim ’22. Geography: salmon stoneware clay, 11” diameter, 20” height
Artist Development Fellowships (ADF) support the artistic development of promising and/or accomplished student artists who, it is hoped, will one day look back on this opportunity and mark it as a significant contributor to their creative development.

ADFs are awarded annually by the Council on the Arts, a standing committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Fellowships are open to all undergraduates currently enrolled in Harvard College. Applicants must undertake projects that will be completed prior to graduation. (The Council may occasionally make exceptions for projects that are to be undertaken immediately following graduation, although current undergraduates will be given priority consideration.)

Meet the 2020 Artist Development Fellows.


To Apply

2021 Academic Year: The mission of the Artist Development Fellowship Program (ADF) is to support Harvard College undergraduates in dedicated artistic exploration and development. In consideration of the physical and funding restrictions currently in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Office for the Arts and Council on the Arts have come to the difficult decision to place the Fellowship program on hiatus for the 2020-21 Academic Year. While we regret having to place this program on hold for this year, the OFA remains committed to supporting undergraduate creative growth in many other ways, including funding/resource assistance, music lesson subsidies, virtual guest artist programming and more. Please visit our homepage and resource page, or contact the OFA at


Go to the Harvard Arts Blog to read about current and past Fellows and their work 

2019 Recipients Press Release
2018 Recipients Press Release
2017 Recipients Press Release
2016 Recipients Press Release
2015 Recipients Press Release
2014 Recipients Press Release
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2012 Recipients Press Release
2011 Recipients Press Release
2010 Recipients Press Release
2009 Recipients Press Release
2008 Recipients Press Release 
2007 Recipients Press Release
Program press release (PDF)

A program of the Office for the Arts at Harvard (OFA) and the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. More fellowship opportunities are also available through the Funding Sources Database