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 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!


Applications for the 2018 festival are now closed. Check back in October for application information for ARTS FIRST 2019.


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

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