Congratulations to the 2021 Award Winners:

First Place: Jen Douglas
Second Place: Jessica Lawson & Ross Taylor
Honorable Mentions: Michael Barnett, Sarah Fahmy, JP Mayer, Anjali Misra, Alexandra Schultz



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Humanities @ Home: Humanities & Healing Call for Works

CU Advancement and the Center for Humanities & the Arts (CHA) collaborated to promote humanities and arts and to document the ways our community is responding in view of to the mass shooting that occurred at the Table Mesa King Soopers on March 22, 2021.

We invited anyone in the CU Boulder community (staff, student, faculty) to use art and/or humanistic perspectives, tools, resources, and methods to produce a work over summer 2021. 

Top projects received $1,000 each
Honorable Mentions received $250 each

We strongly encouraged collaborations and partnerships, but the applicant MUST have had an active CU Boulder affiliation in fall 2021 when the awards were honored.

Projects must also have had the capability of being shared digitally. 

The deadline has passed.

One Year Later: Reflections and Resiliency after the Boulder Shooting (April 10, 2022) featured the CU Center for Humanities & the Arts (CHA)’s Humanities @ Home competition winners and community members Jen Douglas, undergraduate student; Jessica Lawson, Instructor and alumna; and Ross Taylor, Assistant Professor of Journalism. The event will be moderated by Divisional Dean for Arts and Humanities John-Michael Rivera, whose research focuses on gun violence. Our panelists spoke on their art, their process, and how the act of creating has helped each of them reflect upon the March 22 Boulder Shooting at the Table Mesa King Soopers.

Thank you to everyone who joined Colorado Chautauqua and CU Boulder's Center for Humanities & the Arts for this in-person event showcasing resiliency through the creation of art as a response to gun violence in our local community. To see pictures from the One Year Later event, visit our event page: