2019 University of Colorado at Boulder Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration Scholarship

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Description

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.

How to Apply

  1. Review the below information in full.
  2. Log onto the Boulder Arts Commission online grant portal. If you have not logged on before, make a profile. Applications must be submitted using our online grant applications. We encourage you to watch this training video for instructions on registering and applying online.
  3. Complete the application by 11:59 p.m. on the day of the deadline. The application consists of:
    1. Online application form
    2. Professional experience (resume)
    3. Letter of recommendation
    4. Letter of interest in the program
    5. Unofficial transcripts of earned bachelor’s degree
  4. Look for an automated email message confirming receipt of your application.
  5. After the deadline, staff will send all applications to the panel for review. The panel consists of the five City Council-appointed Boulder Arts Commissioners.
  6. At the meeting on July 17, 2019 the panel will ask you follow up questions about your application. Final decisions will also be made at the meeting.
  7. If you are awarded a scholarship, staff from the Office of Arts and Culture will contact you to complete any necessary paperwork.

Details

Total funds: $8,000

Cycle: Annual

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 2019 / Spring 2020 certificate program. You may apply if you are awaiting admission into the program.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION: Friday, July 5, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

  • Friday, July 5, 2019, 11:59 p.m. – Deadline for applications
  • July 5 to July 9 – Review by staff for eligibility, revision by applicants if necessary
  • July 9 to July 17 – Review by Arts Commission (8 days)
  • July 17 – Arts Commission meeting: interviews and final decisions on scholarships

Eligibility Requirements

  • General eligibility. Meets all general eligibility requirements. 
  • Open to students admitted to the University of Colorado at Boulder Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration for the Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 certificate program. You may apply if you are awaiting admission into the program.

Review Process

Deliberation. Applicants are expected to attend the July 17, 2019 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

Apply

Preview the full application here.

To 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.

Appeals Process

Written Appeals Process. The deadline for a written appeal is 14 days after funding decisions has been made by the Boulder Arts Commission. The appeals process can be found here.

Reporting

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

General Eligibility Requirements
2019 Grant Application Schedule
General Grant Guidelines & Process
Grant FAQs