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Boston College Arts Festival, April 23-25, 2015

We're looking for performing artists, craft artists, and visual artists to perform in or submit work to the Arts Festival.


Propose New Programs or Projects

Each year, the Arts Festival committee accepts applications for new programs and projects. The deadline for proposals is January 30, 2015.

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Performing Artists

Bands and Singer/Songwriters
The festival provides opportunities for singer/songwriters and rock bands to perform. Partnering with CAB and the Music Guild, the Arts Council encourages BC student musicians to participate in BC’s Best – a talent competition at the festival that is preceded by several preliminary competitions.

Visit our BC's Best page for competition details and application deadlines.




BC Underground
Calling all Boston College DJs, electronic music artists, rappers, spoken word poets, and hip hop and break dancers!

The Main Tent on Friday evening at the Arts Festival is dedicated to to a collaborative program showcasing BC students in often underrepresented genres. Electronic musicians, DJs, mixers, rappers, break dancers, and hip hop dancers are welcome to apply. Individuals and groups accepted. Don't see your craft listed here? Submit a project proposal explaining what you do and why you would like to be involved.

To get involved in the event, submit the proposal online. Please also use the form to upload any available examples of your work: sound clips, word docs, videos, etc.

Event Date & Time: Friday, April 24, 2015, 9:30-11pm, Main Tent (O'Neill Plaza).





Craft Artists

There will be a craft sale for table items like jewelry, scarves, hand bags, etc., during the Arts Festival. Please email Sarah Hannaway at to describe your craft and interest by March 20, 2015. Craft Artists must be able to demonstrate some affiliation with the Boston College community.




Student Art Show

The BC student art exhibitions are curated by Professor Alston Conley of the Fine Arts department and the Festival Gallery Director. Students can sign up to submit their work here.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, April 13, 2015.

For more details, visit Student Art Submissions.