Mission: Founded in 1976, the RMWI's yearlong Associate ship program supports artists, writers, and scholars in the completion of a creative project. Each year the RMWI selects six to ten Associates providing a stipend ($1250) and public presentation opportunities. Associates attend regular meetings with fellow Associates, participate in Institute events and make substantial progress or complete proposed projects. Applicants must reside within commuting distance of Denver, Colorado. Applications go out in January and must be returned by April 15. For an application call 303-830-1818.