MIT faculty members are invited to submit proposals to bring visiting artists to MIT. (Image: Visiting Artist Vik Muniz with PhD candidate Marcelo Coelho. Credit L. Barry Hetherington.)

Visiting Artists

CAST invites faculty to propose an artist for a campus residency. Visiting artist projects must include student engagement and a public program.

CAST also offers small grants (up to $1,000) for exploratory visits for potential Visiting Artists, which can be helpful for establishing the basis for collaborations and full-fledged proposals.

Examples of previously hosted Visiting Artists.

From $5,000 to $30,000

Two application rounds per year

How to Apply

Grant recipient BioLogic. Image © 2012 Tangible Media Group and MIT Media Lab. Photo Credit: Rob Chron.

CAMIT Grants

The Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT) encourages MIT students, faculty and staff to apply for grants to support arts projects in all disciplines that offer the MIT community opportunities to create, participate in and learn about the arts. A grants committee, composed of CAMIT members, evaluates these competitive applications and recommends funding. There are three funding cycles each year and all deadlines are announced in September.


Two funding cycles per year

How to Apply

The Courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Photograph by Siena Scarff, Courtesy Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Curricular Resource: Tickets Program

CAMIT provides funding each semester for tickets to arts events that supplement course syllabi.

Additionally, CAMIT underwrites memberships for MIT faculty, staff and students at Boston-area art museums including the MFA, ICA and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. CAMIT also supports the BSO College Card program for MIT students.

More information about the Tickets Program

Request tickets