Arts First logo in purpleEach ARTS FIRST festival is unique but every year combines the exuberance of Harvard students, faculty and affiliates who are passionate about the many art forms presented in four rousing days of performances, exhibitions and art-making opportunities. See visual art and opera, dance styles from around the world, many music genres, stand-up and improv comedy, theater, public art, poetry, experimental performances and so much more. We look forward to sharing our Harvard community with you during ARTS FIRST, April 19-30, 2021.

All ages! All arts! All are welcome!

We celebrated ARTS FIRST in Spring 2020 with several digital initiatives including ways to Make Art at Home and  videos created by Harvard students and affiliates.

If you have any questions and/or ideas to share, please contact Marin Orlosky, ARTS FIRST Coordinator:, 617-495-8699.

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.