Get Involved

The combined efforts of students, faculty, and the entire BC community are what makes the Boston College annual art festival unique every year. These invidivuals (just like you) are passionate about the arts, and are committed to presenting and celebrating three days of performances, exhibitions, and creative expression.

In addition, any arts event taking place on the Boston College campus during the three day festival can be listed in the Arts Festival program by filling out our participation application. The application will be available online in November. All events will also be listed in the Univeristy online events calendar.

The 2020 festival will take place Thursday through Saturday, April 23-25, 2020. Below are some ways you can get involved.


New collaborations

The Arts Council and the Arts Festival committee are always looking for new ideas and creativity to incorporate and expand the Annual BC Arts Festival. If inspiration has struck, please contact with the subject line Arts Festival Proposal. The Arts Council takes proposals for the upcoming festival until December. You will be contacted within a week of submitting your proposal by an Arts Council representative. 

Collaborations from the 2019 Arts Festival

In a collaboration with the Provost and Dean of Faculties and the Vice Provost for Research, the 2019 festival featured events on the processes of creative innovation: through design thinking, 3D prototyping, and storytelling. Among these events was Stories by (Design + Thinking) @BC, a storytelling ‘fireside chat’ of innovative projects and ongoing initiatives at Boston College using design thinking.

Design Swarms: BC students took 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 posters were on view in the O’Neill Plaza Tent.

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. Featured 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.

MAKE: Rapid Visualization and Prototyping: A workshop demonstrating art and design techniques for prototyping ideas.

MAKE: 3D Digital Fabrication: A session demonstrating prototyping through 3D Printing and Digital Laser Cutting.

For more information about the 21st Annual Arts Festival: 2019 Arts Festival Program (PDF)