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Apply for the 2022-23 Festival of the Arts Planning Committee!

Interested in joining the committee? Please send an email to Ingrid Schorr,, about your experience with the arts, your ideas for community outreach or event planning, and/or what you'd like to get out of the experience. Please apply by October 20.

About the Planning Committee

The Festival of the Arts Planning Committee is a group of Brandeis staff and students that collaborates on outreach, programming, logistical planning, and event management. It is a unique opportunity for staff and students across campus to work together and learn from one another. 
The committee is chaired by Ingrid Schorr, director of Arts Engagement, and its members may chair subcommittees and working groups as needed.

The committee welcomes representatives from across academic departments as well as clubs, offices and departments (Student Engagement, Community Living, etc.) so that each area of the arts and student life has a voice in the planning of a festival that really belongs to Brandeis. 

Read about the 2022 festival

What do Planning Committee members do?

  • Meet twice a month for one hour
  • Identify performers and programming opportunities
  • Plan logistical needs for the festival week
  • Advise on outreach, publicity, community involvement and inclusion
  • Help promote the festival on campus and in Waltham
  • Solicit feedback from students, staff and faculty on what would make our festival a valuable and memorable experience on campus
  • Staff festival events as needed


We meet every other Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. except during holidays and school closures. Location: Mandel Center for Humanities, room 128. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, October 11, 12-1 p.m.

Who can be a Planning Committee member?

Planning Committee members typically meet the following four criteria: They are a Brandeis student or staff member; they support the Festival of the Arts mission; they are well connected with creative individuals, groups/clubs, or departments on campus; they are available to help staff events as needed during the week of the festival.