Landmark venue in Harvard’s Memorial Hall hosting big-name musicians, student acts & conferences. The Office for the Arts at Harvard supports student engagement in the arts and integrates the arts into University life. Through its programs and services, the OFA teaches and mentors, fosters student artmaking, connects students to accomplished artists, commissions new work and partners with local, national and international constituencies. By supporting the development of students as artists and cultural stewards, the OFA works to enrich society and shape communities in which the arts are a vital part of life.
At its essence, the OFA champions artists—whether they are beginning or experienced. Artistic practices from far-ranging voices are integrated into the teaching of co-curricular courses, as well as in the artistic direction of our ensembles, exhibitions and guest artist programs. The OFA creates connections among practice, theory, history and lived experience. It also strives for state-of-the-art practices in the management of many Harvard arts venues.