ARTS FIRST Public Art Guidelines

Harvard ARTS FIRST Festival, April 27–30, 2017

Students may create public art projects, including sculpture, installations, or installations with performance/video components, 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 display (including potential safety or vandalism issues)
  • Grounds and accessibility compliance
  • GSD or VES affiliation (preferred)

Proposals due by December 14, 2016. The maximum funding that may be awarded is $1,500. Please use this application form to submit your proposal.

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 to list your project in the festival guide. Publicity deadline is December 14, 2016.


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