2018 University of Colorado at Boulder Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration Scholarships


PURPOSE: Encouraging Boulder-based arts administrators to deepen their knowledge of arts management best practices and engagement with other arts leaders though training at the University of Colorado at Boulder Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration.

This certificate will instruct on best practices in arts administration from the University of Colorado’s esteemed College of Music. The certificate will provide training for anyone who has already embarked upon a career in arts management, or those contemplating such a career. The program is design to offer students the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and depth of understanding of the goals, objectives, and perspectives of those in arts management.

Learn all about the program by visiting the College of Music web page.


Total funds: $10,000

Cycle: Annually.

Maximum Amounts for Scholarships: $2,000

Details: Open to students admitted to the University of Colorado at Boulder Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration program for the Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 certificate program. You may apply if you are awaiting admission into the program.

Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Apply for the Certificate through the College of Music website; keep in mind that the deadline to apply is July 30, 2018.
  2. Forward your official notice of admission to the program to Lauren Click at clickl@boulderlibrary.org.
  3. Apply for our Scholarship. Keep in mind that the Arts Commission Deadline is Friday, July 6, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

DEADLINES TO SUBMIT APPLICATION: Friday, July 6, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

Eligibility Criteria

Review Process

Deliberation. Applicants are expected to attend the July 18, 2018 meeting of the Arts Commission for a live, group interview with the Commission members. Decisions will be made at the same meeting.

Application components.
• Contribution to Boulder culture
• Professional experience (resume)
• Letter of recommendation
• Letter of interest in the program
• Unofficial transcripts of earned Bachelor’s degree


Decision timeline:
Friday, July 6, 2018, 11:59 p.m. – Deadline for applications
July 6 to July 10 – Review by staff for eligibility. Revision by applicants if necessary
July 10 to July 18 – Review by Arts Commission (8 days)
July 18 – Arts Commission meeting. Interviews and final decisions on scholarships


To preview the application and apply, log on to the Boulder Arts Commission grants software and complete the online grant application. The software is new for the Arts Commission as of Fall 2017, so you may need to make a new profile.


2018 grant report forms are on the Boulder Arts Commission grants software. Log onto the same account used to apply for the grant, and look under ‘Follow Up Forms’ for the reporting form. After you you submit the report you’ll receive email confirmation and copy of the report via the email that you have included in the report.

Contact Lauren Click at clickl@boulderlibrary.org or 720-564-2355 if you do not receive email confirmation from the system.

More Information

CU Boulder Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration Scholarships Guidelines / Process
General Eligibility Requirements
2018 Grant Application Schedule
2018 Grant Scoring System and Rubric
General Grant Guidelines & Process
Grant FAQs