Arts Initiatives

Nurture your creativity.

Students painting artwork
We support a number of artistic and hands-on creative workshops and events specifically for you. Past events have included speed-banding and open jam sessions, tours of art spaces on campus, trips to local arts events and institutions, collaborations with the Harvard Art Museums, creative writing workshops, and public speaking workshops. First-year arts resources include:

  • The First Year Arts Room next to the Holworthy Common Room, is open to students for workshops and art-making nights. Be sure to review the guidelines for the use of the space and complete the user contract.
  • First-Year Arts Board (FAB) Members of the FAB collaborate with the Director of First-Year Arts Initiatives to plan new and strengthen existing arts initiatives in the first-year dorms. The FAB meets throughout the year and their duties include, among others, staffing the Holworthy Arts Room weekly. You can apply to join the FAB in the fall.
  • Music Practice Rooms are available in first-year dorms for vocal or instrumental practice. Five of the eight practice rooms have pianos. Stop by the FYE to sign a contract and gain access to the online reservation system.

Additionally, the Office for the Arts (OFA), is Harvard College's central resource for arts opportunities across the campus, and offers opportunities for programming to all undergraduate students. Some of the the programs they oversee include a program in dance; a ceramics studio and program; and ArtsFirst.

If you have an idea for a program or have any questions, please contact the Director of Arts Initiatives.