Performing Arts Booking Conference Scholarship
  Performing Artists & Presenters

The Performing Arts Program provides scholarships for professional presenters or performing artists to attend regional booking conferences. Booking conferences are gathering places for performing arts professionals.  These conferences provide opportunities for performing artists to market their art to presenters who are looking to bring performance to their communities. Booking conferences are also exceptional opportunities for artists to obtain professional development and network with other professionals in the field.
The scholarship supports up to $1,000 in registration costs only.
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Artist Career Advancement Scholarship
  Performing Artists

Follow this link to the Artist Career Advancement Scholarship on our grants page. Artist Career Advancement Scholarships are being offered to support the professional development and career advancement of artists. These scholarships are specifically designed to support individual artists by helping them to take advantage of timely external professional opportunities and providing access to resources to advance their artistic careers.

If you are interested in applying and have questions please contact Jason Bowcutt, 801-236-7554 or 

Performing Arts Fellowship
   Performing Artists

The purpose of the Performing Arts Fellowship is to acknowledge and encourage the careers of established, professional Utah artists demonstrating exceptional creativity in, and dedication to, the performing arts. The Fellowship seeks to support professional and committed Utah artists reaching pivotal moments in their artistic careers. Applicants are expected to demonstrate why now is the appropriate time in their career for this one-time award. The Fellowship is not an award to support a specific art project, recognition of lifetime achievement, or for artists just beginning their careers.

$5,000 fellowships will be awarded to performing artists annually. Performing arts disciplines will rotate every three years between dance, music, and theatre. 
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OnStage in Utah Grant
  Presenters Grant

Utah Arts & Museums recognizes the important role of Utah’s presenters in connecting performing artists with audiences and communities. OnStage in Utah provides presenters funding to support a public performance, as well as a separate community outreach activity by in-state or out-of-state performing artists. Funding is competitive and is not based on previous organizational funding levels. No organization is guaranteed funding from one year to the next.
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WESTAF’s TourWest Grant
     Presenters Grant

TourWest - WESTAF provides support for the administration of an organization’s regional touring program. WESTAF defines regional touring as programming that presents out-of-state touring artists and/or in-state touring artists traveling at least 50 miles to your venue. WESTAF also encourages the inclusion of community/educational outreach as part of an organization’s presentation of touring artists. This programming can be virtual and/or in-person in accordance with state guidelines. 

For the 2022 program cycle, applicants may apply for one TourWest grant up to $5,000 or 50% of the overall programming expenses, whichever is less. Support is available for use by organizations for their regional touring program budgets for any of the following:

    • Artist/contractor fees
    • Administration costs
    • Programming/marketing costs

The grants are only available to organizations that sponsor performances within the 13-state WESTAF region and jurisdictions including Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and American Samoa. All TourWest grants must be matched on a one-to-one basis in cash by the presenting organization.

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Jason Bowcutt
Performing Arts