CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Anderson Ranch Programs

Scholarship Opportunities

Anderson Ranch is dedicated to offering opportunities to promising artists and increasing access to our programs for a diverse group of participants.  Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, both individuals and foundations, either through endowed funds or special gifts.  A complete list of supporters is available in our Annual Report.

Applicants are encouraged to address the following points, since scholarship applications are reviewed based on:

  • Artistic merit
  • Potential for artistic development through our programs
  • Diversity including age, geographic location, ethnic background
  • Financial need

Most scholarships cover part or all of the tuition; the registration fee, studio fee, housing, meals, travel and supplies are the responsibility of the student.

There is a targeted funding for graduating high school seniors, currently-enrolled undergraduate and graduate students.  You must check the appropriate box on the online application form in order to be considered.

Application Procedure

Apply Online

At Anderson Ranch, we recognize human beings’ lifelong need to develop personal creativity and to discover, learn and grow. We nurture and inspire imaginations of all ages, encouraging experimentation, intensive inquiry and creative production. Anderson Ranch is an international center for the creation of new work and untried art forms for leading artists of our time.

Artists come here to:

  • Uncover, develop or stretch their creative spirits
  • Study with renowned artists and gifted teachers
  • Join a supportive community that encourages experimentation and growth
  • Create in state-of-the-art facilities in beautiful, rustic surroundings
  • Participate in hands-on learning enriched by lectures, exhibitions and critiques

Anderson Ranch is located in Snowmass Village, Colorado, a resort community 160 miles west of Denver.

Anderson Ranch is a place like no other. Artists of all levels and ages come here every summer for the opportunity to uncover, develop and stretch their creative spirits. They come for the faculty of renowned artists and gifted instructors and the supportive community that encourages experimentation and growth. They come for the state-of-the-art facilities and the beautiful and rustic setting. They come for unique hands-on learning opportunities offered in numerous disciplines enriched by slide lectures, exhibitions and critiques. In short, they come because Anderson Ranch Arts Center offers the opportunity to learn, create and become more.