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OPPORTUNITIES FOR ART DEPARTMENT STUDENT FUNDING

PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM FOR SUMMER WORKSHOPS: 

Overview

Each year, the Anderson Ranch Art Center and The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts offer a handful of scholarships for summer workshops to promising Colorado College Art Juniors.  Students are nominated by the Colorado College Art Department faculty. The CC Art Studio Program Director or Chair serves as a liaison. CC faculty and staff work closely with the nominated students to help with the selection of workshops that are both fitting to the CC Art program and suited to their particular interests.

Anderson Ranch Art Center

Anderson Ranch offers partnership scholarships that generally cover tuition expenses for summer workshops.  The Art Department offers additional support (up to $1,000) to help cover additional expenses, such as room and board, and travel to and from Anderson Ranch. Nominated students must submit a detailed proposal to the Art Department outlining the reasons for taking the selected workshop and a budget. Anderson Ranch typically offers 6 partnership scholarships: 2 in Printmaking/Painting, 1 in Photography and 3 in 3D Arts.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Arrowmont offers a “match” program for two promising junior Art majors each year. The scholarships are worth $1,300 each and cover a one-week summer workshop, dormitory housing and a $300 stipend that can be used for materials or travel expenses. Arrowmont covers half of each scholarship ($650 per student, $1,300 total) and the Colorado College Art Department covers the other half of each scholarship ($650 per student, $1,300 total). Nominated students must submit a detailed proposal to the Art Department outlining the reasons for taking the selected workshop and a budget.

Eligibility for summer workshop program: Nominated Junior Art Majors

Timeline:

Block 5        Department creates a ranked list of junior AH and AS student majors for Partnership Scholarship nominations at Block 5 Art Department meeting

Block 6        Nominated students work with faculty and staff to choose and register for workshops

Block 7 & 8   Nominated students submit funding proposals by the first Friday of the block

Contact: Art Department Office Supervisor, the Art Department Chair and/or the Art Studio or Art History Program Director 

CHAPS: CRAIG HERST ARTS PRIZE AWARD:

The CHAPS prize was established in honor of Craig Herst, a member of the Class of 1989. This prize is awarded annually to a junior Studio Art major who embodies Craig’s passion for the arts and has demonstrated excellence during his/her career at Colorado College. The prize will support research or creative work, which may well be a part of the recipient’s senior show. The prize will be announced at Honors Convocation.  

Amount: $4,000

Eligibility: Colorado College Junior Studio Art major

Deadline : Portfolios and statements due to the Art Department office by the second Monday of Block 5

Contact: Art Department Office Supervisor, the Art Department Chair and/or the Art Studio or Art History Program Director

EDITH KIRSCH PRIZE:

The Kirsch Prize was established in memory of Edith Kirsch, a scholar of Italian art and Professor of Art History at Colorado College from 1982 to 2004. A sum of $2,000 is awarded to a Colorado College student to fund an independent project involving international travel (usually in the summer) to study works of art or architecture. Interested students should submit a 2-3 page proposal with relevant images, a brief bibliography and budget to the Art Department office by the second Monday of Block 6. The prize will be announced at Honors Convocation.  

Amount: $2,000

Eligibility: Any returning Colorado College student

Deadline: Second Monday of Block 6

Contact: Art Department Office Supervisor, the Art Department Chair and/or the Art Studio or Art History Program Director

PROJECT-ORIENTED FUNDING FOR AH & AS MAJORS:

Declared Art majors may apply for “matching” funds to support focused projects up to $500. These awards are meant to help augment funds that have already been secured from elsewhere in the College, such as a Venture Grant. These funds are also meant to help students acquire the necessary materials or tools for a specific project. Funds may be used for travel, if required for the project. Students must submit a detailed proposal to the Art Department, which should include a project description, an account of the funds secured from other sources, an itemized budget and a timeline. Each proposal must have an Art Department faculty member sponsor. In exceptional circumstances, the Art Department will consider proposals for projects that are not being supported by other college funding.

Amount: up to $500

Eligibility: Art majors

Deadline: Proposals are due on the First Friday of each block

Contact: The Art Department Office Supervisor, the Art Department Chair and/or the Art Studio or Art History Program Director