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See below for important information and announcements for the week.

This information is also sent out in our SMFA Update newsletter, which is sent to undergraduate and graduate students weekly on Mondays during the school year.

What You Need to Know This Week

Keep (or Clean Out) Your SMFA Locker

If you are not planning on studying in-person at SMFA this coming spring semester, please be sure to clear out your locker. Also, please e-mail if you will not be needing your locker this coming semester. If you will be returning to campus in the spring, you may keep your locker until the end of the school year― there is no need to clear it out during winter break.

SMFA Café Schedule

The SMFA Café will be closed during Winter Break and running an altered schedule during Reading Week and Finals/Review Boards. See their hours of operation here.

Teaching Opportunity for Graduate Students

The Experimental College at Tufts University is offering an exciting opportunity for graduate students and Boston-area professionals. Applicants are asked to design and, if selected, teach a course for undergraduates that promotes active learning and innovative approaches to the proposed topic. Courses should provide critical contexts for thinking about the problems, ideas, and practices shaping our world today. View examples of current courses. The deadline to apply to teach in Fall 2022 is Monday, January 10, 2022. Access the application here.

Opportunity for Student Artist and Animator

Two Tufts students have been working on creating a business that sells high-quality 3D NFT art. Currently, they are searching for an artist to design and create 3D digital art and animation. The artist will be compensated with the potential of obtaining equity in the future. For more information, contact or

Reminder: Open Studio Assistant Positions 

Studio assistant positions available for the spring semester are now live on Handshake! The deadline to apply has been extended to Wednesday, December 15 at 11:55 pm. Click here for more information and to apply through Handshake.

Reminder: Jewelry Sale from the Radical Jewelry Makeover Class 

The Radical Jewelry Makeover class at SMFA, in collaboration with MassArt and North Bennet St. School, is excited to present jewelry created by their community members as well as local artists. Jewelry pieces are for sale and on view in an exhibition at North Bennet Street School at 150 North Street in Boston through January 4. Please follow the following Instagram accounts for the latest hours and online opportunities to purchase over 100 pieces of jewelry: @RJM_Boston, @radicaljewelrymakeover, @ethicalmetalsmiths, @emstudents.

Reminder: Celebrate Tufts Student Artists

An exhibition entitled Prospective is on view at Muskat Studios Gallery through February 5, and includes work by several SMFA at Tufts students. Stop by and celebrate these young artists! Click here for more information or contact Carolyn Muskat at

Reminder: AICAD/NOAA Fisheries Art + Science Fellowship

Undergraduate and graduate students in their final year at SMFA are invited to apply to the AICAD/NOAA Fisheries Art + Science Fellowship by January 5. The fellowship aims to provide a hands-on opportunity for a recent graduate to apply their art and design education in addressing and communicating ecological and social concerns, and bridge communities around challenging resource issues. The successful candidate will complete a six-week residency embedded with NOAA staff during June-July 2022 in the West Coast Region, followed by a six-month period in their home location to research, produce, and distribute creative work in response to scientific and policy issues. Visit for more information on the Art + Science Fellowship.

Reminder: Come see the Final Presentations for the Green Fund!  

The Green Fund Committee invites you to attend this year's round of finalist presentations on Monday, December 13 from 7-8 pm in the Alumnae Lounge on the Medford/Somerville Campus and virtually (RSVP for Zoom here). The committee will be awarding up to $40,000 to one or more of the students, faculty, and staff whose sustainability projects made it through the rigorous selection process. Finalists will present their projects and then take questions from the audience in a symposium-style event. To learn more about the Green Fund, visit Email with any questions.

Reminder: Announcing Global Tufts Month, March 1 – 31, 2022!

The Office of the Provost and the Senior International Officer invite the entire Tufts community to host and attend events related to this year’s Global Tufts Month theme: A Call to Action: Global Perspectives on Climate Change. These events will showcase Tufts’ breadth and depth of global engagement and can range from lectures, film showings, cultural events, social programs, and more! Mini-grants up to $500 are available for event funding. Submit a proposal by February 1.

Reminder: Helina Metaferia: Generations at the MFA

Multidisciplinary artist Helina Metaferia, MFA ‘15, centers women of color as protagonists in her collage, video, and installation works, exploring how inherited histories inform present-day experiences. Her upcoming show at the Museum of Fine Arts Helina Metaferia: Generations is on view through April 3, and mines the oral histories and institutional archives of BIPOC liberation movements to show how activists profoundly influence the future.

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