For Graduate Students

Dudley House

Spring Swing
Spring Swing at Dudley House
Dudley House is the center at Harvard University for students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and a small community of undergraduates. Dudley House is home to the Café Gato Rojo, the Dudley Café, several meeting rooms, a game room and a library and is the primary location for activities organized by Dudley Fellows for GSAS students and other Dudley Members. Dudley is located in Lehman Hall, at the southwest corner of Harvard Yard nearest the T stop. 
Links: Arts at Dudley | Dudley House | GSAS Student Organizations


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 the maximum of $5000. 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. In addition to supporting SD and HD video work, the FSC continues to support 16mm film production, with both regular and Super 16 cameras and Steenbeck editing flatbeds available to fellows. Application information, with a link to the new online portion of the application, is available on the Film Study Center website.

The deadline falls two weeks after the first day of Spring semester classes, though most will complete their application over the January break. 


All of the ceramics and dance courses offered by the Office for the Arts are open to Graduate Students. Also, there are limited spaces open to Graduate Students in the figure drawing class. Please check with the registrar for information on curricular courses. Expand your world! 

Discounts for Harvard Graduate Students

Cambridge and Boston are full of arts opportunities, many offered at a discount for Harvard students. Many museums in the greater Boston area offer free entry to students with a valid Harvard ID. Check out our Student Discounts and Free for Students pages. 

The Weekly Beat

The Beat is your weekly arts vibe at Harvard University. Sponsored by the Office for the Arts at Harvard (OFA), The Weekly Beat is distributed every Thursday of the academic year except recesses and exam periods. The Beat is driven by your submissions and accepts submissions on-line to feature your events, exhibitions, and opportunities. more...

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. more...

Find Space

Need rehearsal and/or performance space for your Student Group or band? Go here.