Funding for Individuals

Artist Development Fellowships

A still from Lance Oppenheim’s, Middle Gray, a documentary that follows a PI-turned-documentarian who crafts flattering biographical videos for recently convicted criminal defendants in efforts to mitigate their sentences.
A still from Lance Oppenheim’s "Middle Gray," a documentary that follows a PI-turned-documentarian who crafts flattering biographical videos for recently convicted criminal defendants in efforts to mitigate their sentences.
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>

The Dmitri Hadzi Visual Arts Grant

This grant honors the legacy of Dimitri Hadzi, renowned sculptor and beloved professor of Visual and Environmental Studies. The Hadzi grant is awarded each year to a student doing exemplary original work in the studio arts, including sculpture, drawing, print-making and/or painting. More information>

Applications will be accepted twice during the Academic Year (November & April).

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 2014-15, 92 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>