Timeline and resources

Interest form deadline: December 3, 2018 (for early feedback on your proposal)

Application deadline: January 20, 2019

Festival of the Arts: April 7-14, 2019

Download examples of previous grant applications and budgets for performance and visual arts projects.

Last year's grant recipients, their projects, and the amount awarded.

Call to Artists

Are you a Brandeis student, faculty member, or staff member with an idea for the Festival of the Arts?

Every year, the Brandeis Office of the Arts gives grants to support original creative work by Brandeis students, staff and faculty for the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts. Proposals for works of music, theater, performance, and visual art are all welcome, and interdisciplinary proposals are especially encouraged. 

The Festival of the Arts takes place April 7-14, 2019.

Get early feedback on your idea by submitting an interest form by December 3, 2018. Complete applications are due January 20, 2019.

Dream big and be ready to rethink and refine. We want to see you succeed, and the most successful projects in the past have been the ones that went through a good deal of thoughtful revision.

However, a grant is not necessary to participate in the Festival. Here's how you can still participate:

1. Apply to give a 20-minute performance on the afternoon of Sunday, April 7 in select locations on lower campus. Performances need to be family friendly and require minimal technical support. Applications will open in January 2019. These performances are produced by the Office of the Arts.

2. Are you producing your own event? Arts events on campus that take place on campus between April 7-14, 2019 will be considered for inclusion in official Festival publicity. Write to arts@brandeis.edu for more information.

3. If you would like to hold an event at Light of Reason, the public artwork outside the Rose Art Museum, please submit a Light of Reason application.

Ingrid Schorr
Festival Producer
781-736-5008