• Arts First 2019

    CANCELED: ARTS FIRST Festival April 30-May 3, 2020

    We look forward to seeing you at ARTS FIRST April 29-May 2, 2021!

CANCELED: ARTS FIRST, April 30-May 3, 2020

Due to University directives about coronavirus (COVID-19) and distance learning, the OFA is suspending all on-campus public events, including the annual ARTS FIRST festival.

While we are canceling all live performances scheduled for ARTS FIRST 2020, we remain committed to celebrating student art-making and fostering a sense of community among Harvard’s many artists. We invite you to fill out this form to share your thoughts on methods for meaningful engagment with Harvard’s arts community during this time.

We thank our students, partners and audience members for your understanding -- and for your ongoing support and enthusiasm for ARTS FIRST. We’re here for you and because of you, and we will continue to find a way to make art despite the challenges we are all facing. Join us next year for ARTS FIRST: Thursday, April 29-Sunday, May 2, 2021.

If you have any questions, concerns or thoughts to share, please contact Marin Orlosky Randow, ARTS FIRST Coordinator:, 617-495-8699.

Best regards,

Jack Megan, Director of the Office for the Arts
Marin Orlosky Randow, ARTS FIRST Coordinator

ARTS FIRST is Harvard's annual showcase of student and faculty creativity. Produced by the Office for the Arts, with support from the Board of Overseers of Harvard University, the festival is a public event with many free performances and activities for Harvard and community members of all ages.