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Full Conference Registration – $110
Senior (65+) & Veteran/Active Duty – $75
Change Leader (Must use code) – $85
Student or Keynote Luncheon only – $55

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.

Session Proposals are due Wednesday, January 22nd!
2020 MWAC Session Proposal Form

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 is grounded in many worlds: Poetry, The Teaching Arts and Imagination Activism. As a Poet, her feet are firmly planted on both the page and the stage. As a Teaching Artist, her educational reach extends into the classroom, where she teaches both students and teachers to open to their own poetry within. As a Spiritual Activist  she uses the bright bloom of her heart and soul to unlock the doors of creativity in others.

Glenis is an award-winning poet, author of Backbone and Under The Sun and a Kennedy Center teaching artist. She is also a dynamic performer of her work and has presented all around the country for both student and adult audiences.

As a poet-in-residence and she conducts a workshop for teachers on teaching poetry through our Kennedy Center Partners in Education program.

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


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2020 Scholarship and Sponsorship information coming soon


2019 Scholarship sponsors

Thank you to our 2019 scholarship sponsors

Scholarships provided through generous support from Art Works for Kids and from the Stewart Family Foundation. We thank them providing opportunities for students, educators, and individual artists to attend the conference.


2019 Conference Sponsorship

We gratefully acknowledge the table sponsors for the 2019 keynote luncheon

Arts Benefactor Sponsors



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

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