2019 Emerging Artist Program (EAP)

In collaboration with Western State Colorado University Art Department

Each year, proceeds from the Festival serve to perpetuate year-round sustainable arts outreach programs in the Gunnison Valley. The Crested Butte Arts Festival, in collaboration with Western State Colorado University Art Department, seeks to discover an artist who is on the road to mastering the basic techniques in her/his art form and who is attempting to launch a professional career in the arts.This opportunity offers the artist a promotional outlet, an avenue to build their portfolio, to network with professional artists, and to learn ways of creating sustainable business practices for their future career.

The lucky artist will have the EAP financially support an approved project that will be showcased at the Crested Butte Arts Festival during the weekend of August 2-4, 2019. This years grant amount is $1,000.

Who and How:

  • Calling All” Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates ( within the past two years who live in Gunnison Valley) from Western’s Art Department to apply!
  • All applicants must submit a Letter of Intent*, project timeline, and pictures of previous collective works.

*NOTE: please find Letter of Intent guidelines at the end of this document

  • Deadline for submission is March 1, 2019.