FAQs

Welcome to the Office for the Arts!

Last updated November 4, 2021.

We are here to support your artmaking!

We know this has been a strange semester, but we are ecstatic that students are back on campus! Our staff continues to support student artmaking and engagement with the arts – offsite and onsite, virtually and in-person –in our main office building at 74 Mt. Auburn Street. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Staff at the 74 Mt. Auburn Street offices will be working remotely on Fridays during the Fall '21 semester. We look forward to hearing from you every day of the week! Here's how! Contact staff members anytime by email, phone or at our main reception desk by email or by calling 617.495.8676. We are here to support student artmaking, and look forward to hearing from you. 

For all performing arts and other gatherings, the OFA will be following University on-campus event guidance for any in-person events.

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?

Yes! Our staff is ready and waiting to meet with you both virtually and in-person. If you have a question or want to make an appointment, 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 are taking place both in-person and virtually for the near future, although we expect to have more in-person opportunities during Wintersession and the Spring '22 semester --including ARTS FIRST '22. 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.