April 26-May 4, 2022

The Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts celebrates the abundant creativity of Brandeis students, faculty and staff, joined by distinguished guest artists.

Read about the 2022 Festival in this guide to the Creative Arts at Brandeis and in this multimedia report.

The 2022 Festival of the Arts celebrated BUOYANCY. The arts lift us up to a place where we can take a second look at the world we live in. Through the arts, we find resilience, resistance, and renewal. We may find ourselves suspended in midair, or riding a wave, or floating calmly over the signs of growth below. 

We reclaim the joy of sharing communal space and the freedom to move. 

The Festival of the Arts crafts a viewfinder through which we can explore and honor the campus and all who have lived here.

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Read about the 2021 Festival of the Arts here (PDF).

The Festival of the Arts is produced by Brandeis Arts Engagement.

Founded in 1952 by Leonard Bernstein to celebrate the first graduating class of Brandeis, the Festival of the Arts is a campuswide event overseen by the Arts Engagement staff of the Division of Creative Arts. It is made possible by the generous support of Elaine Reuben ’63, the Mass Cultural Council, and the Aaron Foundation Visiting Artist Fund for Theater, Music, and Fine Arts.

Inclusion

The Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts welcomes and encourages the participation of people of all communities, generations and life experiences. We value a diversity of lived experiences and perspectives and recognize that our experiences and perspectives are shaped by multiple and intersecting social identities.

We encourage an exchange of learning among faculty, practitioners, students, staff and audience members. We support continuous reflection and learning about the arts.

Land acknowledgment

We acknowledge and pay respect to the fact that the Brandeis campus occupies land that has been and continues to be the traditional land of the Mattakeeset, Namasket, Natick, Ponkapoag, and Wampanoag tribes of the Massachusett Nation.