The Mountain West Arts Conference will not take place in person.
Please watch this page for updates.

If you have already registered, you will receive a refund.

The Mountain West Arts Conference is designed to help individuals and organizations in the cultural community access essential resources and create community connections throughout Utah. It is also part of a long-term effort to sustain the creative industry by providing opportunities, education, tools, information and resources that serve all contributors to the arts.

Accessibility accommodations - Please contact Racquel Cornali, rcornali@utah.gov 801-236-7541

Thursday, May 7, 2020
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 W. 3100 S. West Valley City

2020 MWAC Design
Roberta Glidden, Amaryllis Fantasy (detail), 1987
State of Utah Alice Merrill Horne Art Collection



2020 Keynote Speaker

Glenis Redmond – Poet, Teaching Artist, and Imagination Activist

Glenis Redmond travels nationally and internationally reading and teaching poetry so much that she has earned the title, Road Warrior Poet. She has posts as the Poet-in-Residence at The Peace Center for the Performing Arts in Greenville, South Carolina, and at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey. During February 2016, at the request of U.S. State Department for their Speaker’s Bureau, Glenis traveled to Muscat, Oman, to teach a series of poetry workshops and perform poetry for Black History Month.

From 2014-18, Glenis served as the Mentor Poet for the National Student Poet’s Program to prepare students to read at the Library of Congress, the Department of Education, and for First Lady Michelle Obama at The White House.

Glenis believes that poetry is a healer, and she can be found in the trenches across the world applying pressure to those in need, one poem at a time.

More information can be found here, http://www.glenisredmond.com/


information subject to change - cancelled for 2020


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Scholarships - Cancelled for 2020

Educator Scholarships - For K-12 educators in Utah. Scholarships cover the cost of registration and keynote luncheon. Deadline to apply is Monday, March 30, 2020.

Student Scholarships - For students in Utah-based schools. Scholarships cover the cost of registration and keynote luncheon. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Individual Artist Scholarships - For individual artists based in Utah. Scholarships cover the cost of registration and the keynote luncheon. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Local Arts Agency Scholarships- For staff or volunteers from Local Arts Agencies (municipal or regional councils, boards, commissions etc.) Scholarships cover the cost of registration and keynote luncheon. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 27, 2020.


Conference Sponsorship - Cancelled for 2020

Sponsor a table at the Keynote Luncheon to help us provide scholarships and to help us bring Glenis Redmond to Utah.

2020 Table Sponsorship Form

You can purchase a table below

  • Arts Benefactor Table - $1000
    Premier seating for a table of 10 - Acknowledgment at luncheon and logo in program - Logo and link on conference webpage - Display table in networking area of the conference - 4 full conference registrations
  • Arts Patron Table - $650
    Prominent seating for a table of 8 - Acknowledgment at luncheon and  name in program - Name listing on conference webpage - 2 full conference registrations
  • Arts Supporter - $350
    Prime seating for 4 - Acknowledgement at luncheon and name in program - Name listing on conference webpage
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Arts Patron Sponsors

Arts Supporter Sponsors



Jason Bowcutt
jbowcutt@utah.gov
801-236-7554

Racquel Cornali
rcornali@utah.gov
801-236-7541