ARTS FIRST Public Art Guidelines

Harvard ARTS FIRST Festival, April 26–29, 2018

Students may create public art projects for outdoor sites during ARTS FIRST in two ways:

Projects proposed for Harvard Yard: vetted, approved, and overseen by the OFA. 


Project concepts will be reviewed for:

  • Artistic quality

  • Feasibility

  • Suitability for outdoor daylight display (including potential safety or vandalism issues)

  • Grounds and accessibility compliance

  • GSD or VES affiliation (preferred)

Proposals due by December 13, 2017. The maximum funding that may be awarded is $1,500. We are no longer accepting Public Art applications for ARTS FIRST 2018. If you are an artist seeking exhibition space for ARTS FIRST 2018, please contact Marin Orlosky Randow, ARTS FIRST Coordinator (orlosky@fas).

Projects at other campus sites (e.g., house courtyards): approved by the facility/office with oversight for the specific site. 

If you have a confirmed site, you may complete an AF publicity form (see About the Festival) to list your project in the festival guide. 


[Top: BLOOM, 2014 (Wendy Engler, Neiman Foundation; Ling-Li Tseng, GSD; Aiko Nakano and Fernando Rodríguez, MIT)]