At the University of Colorado Boulder there is a focal point for humanistic research, creative work, and scholarly innovation. That place is the Center for Humanities and the Arts (CHA), founded in 1997. CHA serves all faculty and students in the arts and humanities. In addition to bringing together academics and students across disciplines, the Center is also an interface between the community and the university.

At the core of CHA’s activities is an annual fellowship competition for faculty in all departments of the Humanities and Arts. By granting successful applicants a semester off from teaching, CHA contributes to the innovation of scholarship and the rejuvenation of teaching. In addition, various committees in the Center award grants to faculty for research trips and invited speakers, as well as grants and fellowships for graduate students. CHA funds collaborative faculty initiatives across departments, and organizes symposia, workshops and visits from prominent intellectuals and artists to stimulate new research.

All of CHA's events are free and open to the public. The center hosts special events for undergraduate students and for our friends in the community. Through its programs, CHA works to encourage interdepartmental and cross-campus dialogue, to raise the profile of the arts and humanities in Boulder, and to build support for scholarship and creative activity.

See our sponsored intiatives

Institutional Memberships

  • American Council of Learned Societies
  • Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes
  • Western Humanities Alliance