The Department of Public Programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) organizes dozens of events each year that are enhanced by the inclusion of live performances. Events take place throughout the Museum—on lawns and in courtyards, in auditoriums and galleries—each with unique opportunities and specifications.

We are looking to collect information about performers interested in presenting at the MFA. We are primarily looking for proposals from performing artists (musicians, dancers, poets, theatre artists, etc.), DJ’s, lighting designers/projectionists, and social practice artists, as well as curators and community organizers that integrate performing arts and artists into their interactive practices. While this is an open call and we occasionally have large-scale presenting opportunities, please note that the budgets for most of our events do not allow us to reimburse performers for transportation.

Please complete the form below if you’re interested in being involved in our events. The form includes fields where you can upload or link to audio, video, text, or visual work samples.

Note: We plan our events several months in advance. If you are contacting us within 8 weeks of a scheduled event, timing will likely require us to consider you for the following event in the series. We commit to reviewing new submissions each month and will contact you if we think what you have to offer is a potential fit for an upcoming program.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.