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 2020 and experiencing working at Harvard’s longest-running arts festival, applications for festival volunteers will be posted in October. 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!


The 2020 ARTS FIRST Performance Fair will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2020, 1-5pm in various locations around Harvard Yard.
Applications for ARTS FIRST 2020 will be posted in October.

Applications to publicize your arts event happening on Harvard's campus between April 30-May 3, 2020 in the ARTS FIRST Guide and website will be posted in October.


Funding for your ARTS FIRST project is available through the OFA's Project Grant Program. The deadline for Spring 2020 Project Grants is 5pm on Monday, November 18, 2019.

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