For Graduate Students

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The GSAS Student Center (formerly known as Dudley House) is the center of student life for students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and a small community of undergraduates. Home to the Café Gato Rojo, several meeting rooms, a game room and a library, the GSAS Student Center is the primary location for activities organized by GSAS Student Center Fellows (formerly known as Dudley Fellows) for GSAS students and other members. It is located in Lehman Hall, at the southwest corner of Harvard Yard, across from Wadsworth House and near the Harvard Square T stop. 


OFA Funding

Need help funding an arts project? Graduate students may apply for projects whose main focus is in undergraduate artmaking. 

Other Sources of Funding (Non-OFA)

Common Grants Online Application

Film Study Center 

Harvard fellowships provide funding and technical resources for people doing compelling work in video, film, sound or photography. The fellowships are open to Harvard faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral and research fellows. Fellowships are made annually, for an academic year's tenure. 

Fellowship awards are intended to help defray production or postproduction expenses and typically range between $1,000 and $5,000. During the fellowship year, fellows are part of a community of makers and participate in monthly gatherings where works in progress are shared and discussed. Application information, with a link to the new online portion of the application, is available on the Film Study Center website.


Many Harvard Dance Center and Ceramics Program courses are open to GSAS students. Please check with the registrar for information on curricular courses. Expand your world! 

Discounts for Harvard Graduate Students

Outings & Innings is an internal Harvard service for staff, faculty, retirees, students and some other Harvard affiliates that offers a dynamic menu of date-specific tickets for a variety of performing arts and professional sports, and "anyday" tickets for movies, museums and seasonal attractions. During Covid-19 conditions, an increasing roster of virtual, outdoor and safe, socially distanced activties are being added. O&I also partners with cultural attractions and businesses to offer special HUID discounts. O&I provides significant savings on many offerings, access to high-demand events and no hefty transaction fees! A HarvardKey is required to set up a customer account and to receive O&I’s e-list of upcoming events and special offers, which have included Broadway in Boston, Boston Ballet and Boston Pops.

The Beat

The Beat is your weekly arts vibe at Harvard University. Sponsored by the Office for the Arts, and distributed every Thursday of the academic year, The Beat is driven by student submissions and offers up-to-the-minute details on local and virtual events, exhibitions and arts adjacent opportunities. Sign up!

Arts classes in Cambridge

Maud Morgan Arts, a dynamic new community arts center named in honor of the noted artist and community resident Maud Morgan (1903-1999), offers a wide range of programs for all ages. 

The Cambridge Center for Adult Education offers many art classes. 

Event Promotion Tools

Looking to publicize an event? The Harvard Box Office offers assistance and has assembled a list of ways to get the word out about your event.