The Roser Visiting Artist Endowment was established to enrich the lives and education of students on the Boulder campus at the University of Colorado in music, theatre and dance, fine arts and film studies, by funding visiting professional artists who have a demonstrated record of excellence and a commitment to working with students. This enrichment and interaction will be fostered by the Artists' collaboration in the creative process with students and faculty. 

The grant provides guest lectureships, workshops, performances, directorships, exhibitions, as well as other art-related programs which benefit students, faculty, and the community as a whole.

Proposals will be awarded to support artistically excellent visitors who will have a broad impact on the students. Roser Visiting Artist Endowment grants will not support fundraising activities, deficit reduction, receptions, marketing or publicity expenses.

Timeline: Grant proposals are due in November each year and are distributed for use the following academic year. Final reports to be submitted within two months of completion of project. The next round of Roser Grant funding is for projects occuring in AY 2020-2021. The deadline is November 15th, 2019 at 5 P.M. 

Important Reminders: All funded activities must take place during the 2020-2021 academic year. Please read the mission statement carefully to be sure your project is appropriate. Only CU Boulder faculty may apply on behalf of artists. Arts units may submit more than one proposal. Grant requests typically range from $2,000 to $10,000. Please be very accurate in your budget and obtain actual airfare and hotel quotes. Please include letters of commitment if the project involves collaboration with another department. It is important for department heads and chairs to notify all faculty about the deadline for proposals. Please direct them to this website for further information and forms.

Delivery: Grant proposals should be completed online through our "Apply" page at or before 5:00 p.m. on the due date. 

Notification: Applicants can expect to hear results within 12 weeks after the application deadline, as the Roser Visiting Artist Endowment Committee will meet in December to assign awards.

Reporting: Award recipients will have to turn in a final report detailing the expenses of their visiting artist residency. These reports should be sent to Roser Fellow Laura Ann Samuelson at within 2 months after the completion of the Roser funded project. All reports will be forwarded to the Roser grant committee for review.

Mini-grant proposals are accepted year-round and are awarded as funds are available on a rolling basis, with a maximum award amount of $1500.  No final report required. 

Mini-grant proposals should be e-mailed to: Nada Diachenko, Chair of the Roser Visiting Artist Endowment Committee, University of Colorado at Boulder, Campus Box 261, Boulder, CO  80309-0261 or Applicants can expect to hear results within 3-4 weeks after they apply.  


For more information or with inquiries about Roser Visiting Artist Endowment grants, please contact current Roser Fellow, Laura Ann Samuelson, at