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 next Festival of the Arts takes place April 25-May 1, 2020. Grant applications will be posted in November 2019.

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. 


Complete applications will be due in January 2020.

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 26 in select locations on lower campus. Performances need to be family friendly and require minimal technical support. 

2. Are you producing your own event? Arts events on campus that take place on campus between April 25-May 1, 2020 will be considered for inclusion in official Festival publicity.

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