About the Festival

Read the 2018 ARTS FIRST Festival Guide online.


ARTS FIRST can't happen without a team of amazing volunteers! If you are interested in being a part of ARTS FIRST 2019 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 perform in the ARTS FIRST Performance Fair, on Saturday May 4, 1-5pm in various locations around Harvard Yard.
Final deadline: January 23, 2019.

Apply to publicize your arts event happening on Harvard's campus between May 2-5, 2019 in the ARTS FIRST Guide and website. 
Final deadline: January 23, 2019.


Funding for your ARTS FIRST project is available through the OFA's Project Grant Program. The deadline for Spring 2019 Project Grants has passed.

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