Timeline and resources

The application deadline has passed.

Call to Artists

Applications for this year's grants are now closed. See the recipients here.

The Festival of the Arts takes place April 7-14, 2019. Are you a Brandeis student, faculty member, or staff member with an idea for the Festival?

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. 

This year, we seek proposals that express the idea of A LIVING SOUND. 

How does your creative expression reverberate through the world? Does it take the form of a sound sculpture, a piece of music, a multisensory experience? Is it about reverberation of memory? The absence of sound?

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. The application form is here. 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. Fill out a publicity form here

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