Office for the Arts at Harvard - FAQs

Welcome to the Office for the Arts!

Last updated August 5.


  • Is the Office for the Arts open?
    • Since early March, our office building at 74 Mt. Auburn Street has been closed due to Covid-19, in compliance with University directives. However, our staff has been working off-site to support student artmaking and engagement with the arts. For Fall 2020, Harvard College has announced that some students will be on campus and others will be off campus. Wherever you are--Cambridge and any other place around the globe--the OFA is ready to support your artmaking.
    • Explore our website. Contact our staff.
    • For first-year students and all undergraduates, the OFA is ready to support your discovery of artmaking if you're new to it, and your extension of the artmaking you may already be doing. We want to hear from you!
    • For further information, contact OFA Director Jack Megan at
  • Do you have virtual Office Hours?
    • Yes! We are holding several virtual Office Hours and Open Houses throughout the month of August. Details on the dates of the sessions and how to join can be found on our Orientation page. If you have a more specific question, please contact our our staff.
  • Is the ARTS FIRST Festival canceled?
    • ARTS FIRST, one of the nation's largest student arts festivals , was canceled for Spring 2020. Join us next year for ARTS FIRST: Thursday, April 29-Sunday, May 2, 2021.
    • For further information, contact Marin Orlosky Randow, ARTS FIRST Coordinator at
  • Will there still be opportunities to meet with artists?
  • Will there still be dance master classes?
    • In keeping with recent meetings and event guidance issued by the University, all studio reservations, student group activities, noncredit classes and visiting artists programming at the Dance Center will take place online.
    • For more information, contact Elizabeth Epsen at
  • I'm interested in a music subsidy, grant or a fellowship. What should I do?
    • We will be following University guidance regarding all international and domestic travel. Right now, travel is suspended. Still want to find out about possibilities or make a proposal? Reach out to Stephanie Troisi, Student Coordinator at
  • I am a community member taking classes at the Ceramics Studio. Are classes still being held?