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 2018 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, April 28, from 1-5pm.

Apply to publicize your event taking place between April 26-29 in the ARTS FIRST Guide and on the festival website.


Funding for your ARTS FIRST project is available through the OFA's Project Grant Program. The deadline for Spring 2018 Project Grants is Monday, November 20.

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