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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. Applications for the 2017 festival (April 27-30) are due on January 22, 2017.

Send us a Letter of Interest by December 9 and get feedback on your proposal before the formal deadline.

This year, we are greening the Festival of the Arts. Special consideration and incentives will be given to proposals that use sustainable materials and methods.

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.

Read grant guidelines here.

Apply here.

Incomplete applications and applications received after January 22, 2017 will not be considered.

You will be notified of the jury's decision by mid-February 2017.

Theater, music, visual art, dance, film and video -- we welcome proposals of all kinds, especially for projects that are interdisciplinary or collaborative. 

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 27 in select locations on lower campus. Performances need to be family friendly and require minimal technical support. Apply here by February 12. 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 27-30 may be included in official Festival publicity. Apply here by February 24.

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 in addition to one of the above forms.

Ingrid Schorr
Festival Producer