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 will purchase tickets to specific arts events at the request of faculty to supplement 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.

Discount, day-of and free tickets are made available for MIT students to performances presented by a number of area chamber ensembles and orchestras. Students subscribe to email alerts when tickets are available.