The Roser Visiting Artist Program is committed to continuing to provide faculty with support to enrich student learning by providing funding and support for professional artist residencies. COVID-19 related guidelines for travel, teaching, and performance must be followed.

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 demonstrated a record of excellence and 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 grants provide in-person and virtual 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, or receptions. Marketing or publicity expenses will be considered at this time.

Roser Grant:

With the return to live performance and pedagogy, the Spring 2024 - Spring 2025 Roser Grant is designed to support BIG IDEAS and create new adventures for our CU campus and extended community. This year’s award ranges from $5,000 – $15,000 and will fund unlimited number of award recipients with special considerations or grants that further conversations, experiences, and explorations in equity, diversity, and inclusion. 


The Grant proposal deadline is March 1st and will be distributed for use in the Spring 2024 - Spring 2025 academic year. Final reports are to be submitted within two months of the project's completion.

Important Reminders:

All funded activities must take place during the Spring 2024 to Spring 2025 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 will range from $5,000 to $15,000. Please be very accurate in your budget. 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 4 weeks after the application deadline, as the Roser Visiting Artist Endowment Committee will meet mid-April to review applications.

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

Roser Mini Grant:

Mini-grant proposals are accepted year-round and are awarded on a rolling basis. Due to rolling applications and funding capacity, Mini-Rosers will be awarded until the funds for the academic year run out. For the Spring 2024 - Spring 2025 year, the committee has decided to update the maximum amount awarded to $3,000 in order to support more diversity amongst projects. No final report is required. You can find the application on our “Apply” page.

Proposals may include in-person and virtual artist visits; we strongly recommend that applicants invite guests who have demonstrated their pedagogic impact both in-person and online formats. COVID-19 related guidelines for travel, teaching, and performance must be followed.

Mini-grant proposals should be e-mailed to: Erika Randall (, Roser Committee Chair. 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, Alston Tyndall, at