Funding for Individuals

Artist Development Fellowships

Enosa Ogbiede
2018 Artist Development Fellow Enosa Ogbiede ‘20 (center) in Theater, Dance & Media’s Fall 2017 production of The Owl Answers by Adrienne Kennedy (photo credit: Gretjen Helene Photography)
The OFA awards 10-15 artist development fellowships annually to promising and/or accomplished student artists and creators who have an unusual opportunity for artistic growth and transformation. Fellowship applications are evaluated by the Council on the Arts, a standing committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

This program supports projects across all arts disciplines, and their range is as varied as the student artists. Successful proposals might afford the student artist an opportunity to apprentice to a great artist or artistic company, to research and develop an unusually innovative idea, to finish a body of work, or to live and work in an environment that will feed the applicant’s creative development. In addition, in collaboration with the Office of Career Services (OCS), the program is able to support a number of summer international projects that are 8 weeks or longer. To be eligible for OCS funding, students must be in good standing, complete the spring semester, must be returning in the fall after their summer experience, and must not have previously received Harvard funding for an international experience of 4 weeks or longer.

The program is jointly administered by the OFA, the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, and Office of Career Services, and is open to all undergraduates currently enrolled in Harvard College. More information>

Application deadline for 2019 acadmic year: Thursday, February 7th, 2019.

Music Lesson Subsidies

The Music Lesson Subsidy Program provides scholarship support to full-time Harvard undergraduates. Recipients are selected on the basis of financial need and demonstrated musical ability and/or potential. In 2017-18, 101 students were awarded subsidies to study with music instructors from all over the Boston area, including affiliates of Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. More information>