Want to get involved in the arts at Brandeis? Start here.
Office hours for students:
Friday, August 27, 11 am-noon and 3-4 pm
Thursday, September 9, 3-4 pm
Tuesday, September 14, 11 am-noon
Mandel Center for Humanities, floor one, pod 128. Floor one is one flight up from the ground level classrooms. Enter through the glass doors and go to the end of the hall. Look for the big Festival of the Arts posters!
Meet informally with Ingrid Schorr, director of Brandeis Arts Engagement, and Mello Wilsted '22, lead UDR (undergraduate department representative) for the Division of Creative Arts. Drop in, or reserve time .
Brandeis Arts Engagement is a central resource for the arts at Brandeis.
As part of the Division of Creative Arts, we advocate for and support the Brandeis community's engagement in the arts. We connect people to each other and to creative resources across the university.
Want to share your creative work in an exhibition or on Brandeis social media? Do you have questions about arts classes or clubs? Would you like to participate in the annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts? Or are you just looking for a way to enjoy the arts on campus?
You'll find links to creative resources on the left side of this page. Don't see what you're looking for? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We celebrate art as an expression of the idealism with which Brandeis was founded: truth, education and justice. We seek to fulfill the vision of Justice Louis Brandeis, who wrote:
"The function of the University in respect to the arts should not be limited to promoting understanding and appreciation. It should strive to awaken the creative instinct, to encourage its exercise and development, and to stimulate action." — Justice Louis Brandeis
Statement on racial justice and equity (June 2020)
Black lives matter. The Brandeis Arts Engagement staff stands together with the Black community at Brandeis in this time of societal crisis and change.
Making art is bearing witness. We will continue to develop initiatives that harness the arts to the creation of empathy, understanding, and reparation. These initiatives will include grants reserved for projects that focus on BIPOC issues or talents.
We acknowledge our historical participation in systems of privilege and oppression and our shortcomings as individuals and pledge to do more, together.
We will listen to you. We will connect you with each other. We value you, and we need you.