A gift to the CVA is a gift to the community. You can support CVA in many ways.


Why support CVA?

Exhibitions at CVA encapsulate the power of art and its ability to spark dialogue and create pathways to change. Whether giving voice to local artists or those with international reach, CVA’s exhibitions address complex social issues in a visual language unlike any other form of communication. Visitors take a deeper dive into the concepts presented while being encouraged toward curiosity and creativity as they explore contemporary art.


What your support helps us offer:

  • Free admission to all exhibitions
  • Interactive tours for groups
  • Artist lectures and panels
  • Workshops with exhibiting artists
  • Paid internships for creative teens
  • Tailored, hands-on workshops for all ages
  • Professional development for MSU Denver students through paid employment, internships, and classes.

Become a Member

Be a part of a community that believes that contemporary art can be a catalyst for conversation and a means to bring artists, art lovers, MSU Denver students and the broader community together.

Find the membership level that is right for you.

Invest in our Mission

Support a year-round schedule of bold, contemporary exhibitions of both local significance and international reach, education programming open to the community and immersive workforce development for students interested in creative fields.

CVA is funded in part by Metropolitan State University of Denver but relies on the generous support of members and private donors to offer exhibitions, lectures, workshops, demos and more public programming free of charge to our community.

Partner with CVA

Looking for ways to have your company make an impact? Consider becoming a sponsor of CVA’s exhibitions and programs.

Sponsorship Benefits:


$500 provides a semester’s stipend for one teen participating in the Art + Action Lab Teen Internship.

In recognition, your company will receive:

  • Visibility and brand equity among CVA’s audience of
    ≈25,000 visitors/year, including MSU Denver students +
    community members.
  • Invitations to VIP previews, receptions and members-only
    events for your clients and/or employees.
  • Name recognition on CVA’s website and onsite at CVA.


$1,000 supports a semester of unique, tailored arts enrichment programming for a community school or program.

In recognition, your company will receive:

  • All the benefits of $500 sponsorship, plus:
  • Co-branded content development opportunities.
  • Name recognition on print material including
    announcements, flyers and posters.
  • Name recognition on digital material including
    newsletters, email announcements and promotions, and
    social media.


$2,500 provides a fair wage to artists exhibiting at CVA, supporting artists in creating their work.

In recognition, your company will receive:

  • All the benefits of $1,000 sponsorship, plus:
  • One 2-hour open studio session exclusively for up to 30 of
    your clients and/or employees.


$5,000 ensures free admission to all CVA’s neighbors and visitors, eliminating barriers and providing access to contemporary art for everyone. In recognition, your company will receive:

  • All the benefits of $2,500 sponsorship, plus:
  • One private, curator-led tour of the exhibition of your
    choice for up to 60 of your employees or clients.

Interested in building a custom sponsorship package?

CVA sponsorships can be tailored to meet your business needs and objectives. Please contact Cecily Cullen at [email protected] to discuss how to align your goals with CVA’s.

MSU Denver Day of Giving

An annual crowdfunding campaign for MSU Denver departments in which CVA raises funds for our Art + Action Lab intern stipends. Help us foster the future art leaders of our community!

Support CVA on MSU Denver Day of Giving

Colorado Gives Day

Each December, Coloradans come together with the common goal to strengthen the community by helping to power nonprofits. This year, we hope you'll take the opportunity to  support CVA.

Support CVA on Colorado Gives Day



The Center for Visual Art is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the Jan and Fred Mayer Fund, the Marcia Gold Naiman Fund, the Campbell Foundation Fund, BBVA Compass Foundation, Sammy Lee, Corona Insights, the MSU Denver Office of Diversity and Inclusion and other private sources including CVA members and individual donors.