VASD Program

The Visiting Artist, Scholar, + Designer Program

The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer (VASD) Program values passionate curiosity and explores critical, diverse, and creative inquiry through a variety of events and direct interaction with leading national and international thinkers and makers. 

This program unites the entire RMCAD community and opens its doors to the Denver-metro area by inviting the public to attend evening artist talks by our roster of distinguished guests. These guests also engage with RMCAD students and faculty through private events, such as studio visits, gallery talks, and workshops.

Get Involved

Our program is all about our community. Join our e-mail list for the latest updates, or suggest a speaker for our next series! If you have questions about our program, email or call 800.888.ARTS.

Westword's Best of Denver 2016

The VASD Program was voted Best Incubator for Visiting Artists and Scholars in the Arts and Entertainment category. Westword writes, “The program continues to push the intellectual and inventive envelope by celebrating and exploring the work and words of artists from across the cultural spectrum.”


Alex Da Corte - VASD Artist Talk

Alex Da Corte – VASD Program Artist Talk

October 17, 2023, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The VASD Program presents The Glass Age, an Artist Talk by Alex Da Corte. This event is free and open to the public and offered both in-person and online.

Deanna Marsigliese – VASD Program Artist Talk

November 7, 2023, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The VASD Program presents The Art of Exploration, an Artist Talk by Deanna Marsigliese on November 7 at 5:30 p.m. MST.

Don't Miss a Great Speaker

To receive periodic updates about upcoming speakers and events, please fill out the form below and select Visiting Artist, Scholar, + Designer Program. If you have questions about the VASD Program, email or call 800.888.ARTS.

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