Showcase Your Art in the Heart of Campus!
The Student Arts Program collects original art created by the CU Boulder student community and displays it throughout the UMC and the Rec Center.
We are looking for original pieces
We accept art in the following media: painting, drawing, sculpture, textile, printing and photography/film/technology. Review the complete list of accepted media for the program.
Submission guidelines are listed below. By submitting artwork, the artist(s) agrees to transfer ownership of the art to the UMC if the piece is selected for the program. Prize money is available each year for the highest ranking artwork. The amount of the prize money varies on a yearly basis.
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Extended deadline: February 11, 2022
Requirements for submission
Inherit Meaning and Artistic Expression
The UMC supports students’ academic success by providing opportunities for student involvement, leadership development and development in a welcoming and inclusive environment. The Student Arts Program values the creative expression of our student artists, and we welcome pieces with a variety of meanings, messages and purposes. While valuing the artists’ expressions, we strive to ensure that the selected artwork is appropriate for display, keeping in mind that the UMC is generally open to and visited by the public, which may include children. Therefore, the UMC reserves the right to choose the location and placement of the artwork. We aim to create a campus in which all community members can thrive in an environment where they feel at home, welcome and safe, as expressed in the Division of Student Affairs’ Inclusion Statement.
Do you have a question, comment or concern about the Student Arts Program? Contact us