Enjoy the arts from anywhere with Mason Arts at Home. This online platform is a digital stage and classroom featuring curated arts experiences including livestreamed concerts, releases of previously recorded content, behind-the-scenes talks with artists, and more.
A Meaningful Beginning
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the goal of continuing to create community through the arts, the College of Visual and Performing Arts launched Mason Arts at Home on April 2, 2020. During the spring 2020 semester, more than 80 digital programs were offered at no cost and viewed more than 200,000 times by audiences around the world, reaching new audiences.
Mason Arts at Home spotlights touring artists as well as Mason faculty, students, and alumni. You'll see livestreamed and pre-recorded performances, lectures and Q & A's, and educational opportunities.
A New Way to Watch
Mason Arts at Home now has a new look and platform to make watching and browsing arts content even easier. Register for your free account and never miss out on digital programming from the arts at Mason.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Mason Arts at Home, and what type of content will it have?
Mason Arts at Home is an online platform featuring curated arts experiences from Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Center for the Arts and Hylton Performing Arts Center. It includes livestreamed events, releases of previously recorded content, behind-the-scenes talks with artists, and more.
The majority of Mason Arts at Home content is hosted on a new Mason-exclusive website, powered by Vimeo. This platform gives you the opportunity to browse and upcoming livestreams and watch all pre-recorded content on demand. Register to watch here.
Do I need to register to watch Mason Arts at Home?
Yes! Any Mason Arts at Home content on masonartsathome.gmu.edu is separate from the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Center for the Arts and Hylton Center websites. Therefore, it requires you to create different login and password credentials than you might have for your venue ticket account. Registration is entirely free and open to anyone. Register for Mason Arts at Home.
I am having trouble accessing the content. Where do I go for help?
Many commonly asked questions can be found in the Mason Arts at Home help website. If you’re still having trouble accessing it, please contact fill out this form for assistance with troubleshooting.
Will all Mason Arts at Home content be free or will I need to purchase anything?
Most Mason Arts at Home programming is free of charge and accessible just by registering for the website. Some digital events will require paid access, which will be purchased directly through the Mason Arts at Home platform.
For paid Mason Arts at Home events, how do I buy digital access?
To purchase paid access to Mason Arts at Home digital events:
Register for a free account (this is separate than your patron account with the Center for the Arts and/or the Hylton Center).
Find the digital event you’d like to purchase on Mason Arts at Home.
Purchase the digital event directly through the Mason Arts at Home platform.* If you are purchasing in advance of a scheduled livestream, you will be emailed when the digital event is available to watch.
*Note, patrons cannot purchase Mason Arts at Home digital events through the venue Ticket Offices. Digital event access can only be provided on this website, with purchases only made online. Charges will be displayed as OTT*MASONARTSATHOME.
Will content on Mason Arts at Home always be available for me to watch?
Each program will have a designated time it will be available online to be viewed. The duration it is available to watch or rent will be noted in the event description on Mason Arts at Home.
Will Mason students have free access to paid digital Mason Arts at Home events?
Most ticketed in-person events presented by the Center for the Arts, the Hylton Center, or the College of Visual and Performing Arts will have a set quantity of free student tickets available to attend the venue in person. Most paid digital Mason Arts at Home events are livestreams or recordings of in-person events, and therefore it is encouraged that students use their free access to in-person events. Free student tickets for in-person events will be offered online through the Mason360 platform to any eligible Mason student beginning two Tuesdays prior to each event. For more information visit this website.
Can I stream the broadcasts on my TV instead of a computer, tablet, or phone?
Yes, tips for how to watch digital Mason Arts at Home events on streaming devices such as Chromecast and smart TVs, can be found on the Mason Arts at Home help website on Vimeo.
Please note, Mason Arts at Home will not stream through a downloaded Vimeo App. Users must login to your free account through a web browser to watch content.
Can I exchange my ticket for an in-person event at the Center for the Arts or Hylton Center for paid digital access to a livestreamed event on Mason Arts at Home?
In-person event tickets are paid on a separate system that is not connected to the Mason Arts at Home platform for digital events. You may exchange your in-person event ticket for account credit to other eligible in-person events with the venue Ticket Office. Patrons may not exchange an in-person ticket for a digital event. Please purchase digital access to Mason Arts at Home paid events with your credit card separately.
What if I am unable to watch a digital event I purchased through Mason Arts at Home?
Content is made available through this streaming service for a limited amount of time. If your event is still available to watch and you are having trouble accessing it, please review Mason Arts at Home’s help/troubleshooting info.
If your event is no longer available, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that this email account is only monitored during Ticket Office hours. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.