The deadline for submissions has passed.

Thank you all for your submissions! Artists should expect to hear from us around early December.

We are seeking Harvard staff who want to show their creative endeavors and artwork. Submissions can range from photography and painting to conceptual pieces, sculpture, design, textiles, film, musical compositions, dance, or other performances, and more.


The Harvard Staff Art Show is open to staff who:

  • are employed at least half-time for at least six months
  • work at Harvard or through one of its contractors (such as Securitas)
  • are not full-time students
  • do not have teaching appointments as their primary appointment at the University    


Apply here by November 19, 2021, 11:59 PM ET!

(Submission form also available in Spanish)

Artists can submit up to two artworks for consideration in the Virtual Staff Art Show. 

Applications will require:

  • The title of the artwork and its medium
  • Your staff title
  • Your Department or Office, and its location on campus 
  • Your School / unit

Submissions that are visual artwork will require:

  • A high resolution photo of the artwork
  • Dimensions of the artwork (if applicable)
  • 1-2 sentences of alternative text to visually describe the images

Submissions that are film, music, or other media will require:

  • A URL for experiencing the artwork (on YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, or other platforms)
  • A text transcript (for artwork with audio or video components)
  • Captions (for artwork with both audio and  video components)

A longer description of the artwork, a short biography or artist’s statement, and website or social media information are optional. 

Adding a watermark or other means of identifying your copyright on the artwork is encouraged. 

This application covers the Virtual Staff Art Show as well as any in-person shows that will be organized. You may have the option of having your art included in an in-person show, if your School / unit is organizing one (space and media permitting). If your School / unit is organizing an in-person show, the organizer will contact you after the Virtual Staff Art Show submission deadline has passed.

Collaboratives are welcome to apply with a single application; one person should be listed as the primary contact.
Not all submissions may be displayed. We ask that participants remain aware of the show’s commitment to inclusion, belonging, and the Harvard community.


We are also seeking Harvard staff who are willing to organize an in-person show in their School / unit! Details for how to become a local exhibit coordinator are available. Email if you are interested!