Helpful People

The following staff people will help you plan and implement your project:

Dennis Finn. Dennis is in charge of grounds and vehicles for Facilities Services. He is the secret hero of the arts at Brandeis! Talk to Dennis if you are installing work outdoors: he can advise on how to secure your work, how to avoid hitting underground pipes and wiring, and in general how to keep things safe. If you need heavy pieces transported, fill out an online work order, and ask me (Ingrid) for the chargeline so that it will be billed to your grant budget. finn@brandeis or 781-736-4374.

Deborah Rosenstein. Deborah is the concert manager in the Music Department and oversees Slosberg Recital Hall. See her for questions about rehearsal time, recording, equipment, and anything else having to do with Slosberg. Email deborahr@brandeis or call 781-736-4867.

Robbie Steinberg. Robbie is the UTC Advisor and oversees the Shapiro Theater. If you are performing in that space, you are required to meet with her to talk about tech, rehearsals, etc. Email rstein@brandeis or call 781-736-5065.

Darryl David. Darryl is the operations specialist in Student Activities. He books meeting rooms in the Shapiro Campus Center and Usdan Campus Center, including the Art Gallery, and oversees the use of the Atrium and other public spaces in SCC. If you are showing artwork in any of these spaces, you are required to have a meeting with Darryl. Email ddavid@brandeis or call 781-736-5065.

Information for Grant Recipients

Please note these dates as you plan for the Festival of the Arts.

Info sessions
February Confirmation of performance venue and time
February Confirmation of location for visual art
Feb. 22
Last day to change copy for festival guidebook; last day for cancellations
April 8 Last day to change technical requests
April 20-23 Installation of visual art (Some assistance and transportation provided, artists ultimately responsible for hanging)
April 23 - 26 Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts
May 2
Artwork must be removed by noon unless other arrangements have been made. (Some assistance and transportation provided, artists ultimately responsible for removal)
May 31 Survey response due to Office of the Arts
June 3 Last day to turn in requests for reimbursement

General Guidelines

  • Projects should require minimal technical support.
  • Grants are distributed on a reimbursement basis. Reimbursements usually take 2 weeks to process from the date they are turned in.
  • Grants may not be used for wages or salaries (they may be used for stipends or other honoraria).
  • With certain exceptions, grants may not be used to buy major pieces of equipment.

Acknowledgment of Support

Grant recipients must mention the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts and credit the Office of the Arts in all print and online announcements, publicity, and programs for the funded project. The following phrase is recommended: “Part of the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts and made possible [or Made possible in part] by the Office of the Arts at Brandeis.”


Click here for more information about how to get reimbursed. 


Ingrid Schorr, 781-736-5008
Acting Director, Office of the Arts at Brandeis