Events and Programs

Boston College has an extensive Arts Calendar that provides events and opportunities for the entire community. Here at the Arts Council we host numerous events including the Annual Boston College Arts Festival, Week of Dance, and Career Night for the Arts. In addition, the Arts Council publishes a printed arts calendar at the beginning of each semester. The calendar includes event listings for all of the Boston College arts departments, including concerts, theater shows, dance performances, film screenings, lectures, art exhibitions and more.

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New collaborations for the 2019 Arts Festival

In a collaboration with the Provost and Dean of Faculties and the Vice Provost for Research, this year’s festival features events on the processes of creative innovation: through design thinking, 3D prototyping, and storytelling. Among these events is Stories by (Design + Thinking) @BC, a storytelling ‘fireside chat’ of innovative projects and ongoing initiatives at Boston College using design thinking.

Thursday, April 25: Design Swarms: BC students will take part in an extreme-lean approach used to create innovative solutions to social challenges. This process has been used to address such issues as homelessness, crises faced by refugees, and disaster relief. The final Design Swarms poster will be on view in the O’Neill Plaza Tent. Prior registration required for participation.

Thursday, April 25, 6–8 p.m.: Stories by (Design + Thinking) @BC: A storytelling ‘fireside chat’ in seven-minute stories based on innovative projects and ongoing initiatives at Boston College using design thinking. Featuring stories from BC’s Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, Connell School of Nursing, School of Social Work, Lynch School of Education and Human Development, and more. Light refreshments served following the storytelling. Gasson Hall, Room 100.

Friday, April 26, Time 12–3: MAKE: Rapid Visualization and Prototyping: A workshop demonstrating art and design techniques for prototyping ideas. Devlin Hall, 4th Floor.

Friday, April 26, Time 12–3: MAKE: 3D Digital Fabrication: A session demonstrating prototyping through 3D Printing and Digital Laser Cutting. Devlin Hall, 4th Floor.

View the entire Arts Festival schedule here.