Welcome to the Office for the Arts!

Last updated August 30.


Is the Office for the Arts open?

Our staff continues to support student artmaking and engagement with the arts, both off-site and onsite in our office building at 74 Mt. Auburn. Come say hello to some of our staff members during Orientation!

Check back for updates on procedures governing the OFA and artmaking on campus this fall. The OFA will be following University on-campus event guidence for any in-person event.

For first-year students and all undergraduates, the OFA is ready to support your discovery of artmaking at all levels. Want to start artmaking? Want to find out ways to work on your already honed skills? Is there an artist you'd like to suggest as a guest artist? We want to hear from you! Contact our staff.

Reach out to OFA Director Jack Megan.

Do you have virtual Office Hours?

Our staff is available to you virtually during regular working hours – 9 am-5 pm ET – but please reach out any time. If you have a question, please contact our staff. We want to hear from you! 

During Covid-19, are there opportunities to meet with artists?

Yes! All visiting artists and Learning from Performer events will take place virtually for the near future, although we expect to host in-person visiting artists very soon. The best news is: We had tremendous success with virtual conversations and workshops during the pandemic. To stay informed, sign up for The Beat weekly emails.

Reach out to Alicia Anstead, Associate Director for Programming.

Will there still be dance events and classes?

Yes! View a list in-person of credit and non-credit classes at the Dance Center. Learn more about upcoming dance cyphers here

Reach out to Elizabeth Epsen, Communications and Program Coordinator for Dance. 

I'm interested in a music subsidy, grant or a fellowship. What should I do?

The OFA has supported student art making throughout the pandemic via funding programs. We will continue to follow University guidance regarding live events/performances on campus as well as international travel. If you want to find out about possibilities or make a proposal, visit our funding page, and please be in touch with questions.

Reach out to Stephanie Troisi, Student Coordinator.

Are classes still being held at the Ceramics Studio?

Classes are being held both in-person and virtually. Find out more about the lineup of classes and visiting world-class ceramics artists.  

Please reach out to Kathy King, Director of the OFA Ceramics Program.