Mountain West Arts Conference

2019 MWAC Session Proposals

We are currently accepting session proposals for the 2019 Mountain West Arts Conference. Session proposals are due January 25, 2019. You can submit your proposals via the link below.

Submit Your Session Proposal

The Mountain West Arts Conference is designed to help individuals and organizations in the arts community access essential resources and create community connections throughout Utah and the Mountain West. 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.

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 W. 3100 S. West Valley City





“The MWAC is always a great opportunity to learn about new trends in the field and reconnect with my colleagues”

Keynote Speaker

2019 Keynote Speaker announcement coming soon!

2018 Keynote Address: “The Healing Power of Story”

We give our lives value through our struggles and our struggles voice through our stories. In these turbulent times artists play some of the most vital roles in helping us maintain our stability and clarity. When we reflect deeply and respond meaningfully we have stepped onto the path of healing. In this presentation, Kevin Kling shares his personal experience with disability and his thoughts about the healing power of story, including the importance of vulnerability, listening, the need to belong and the medicine of humor.
“Heroes are only as great as the dragons they face.” ~~ Kevin Kling



Thanks to generous support from Art Works for Kids and the Stewart Family Foundation, we are able to offer scholarship funding to attend the Mountain West Arts Conference. Scholarships cover the cost of registration.


We gratefully acknowledge the table sponsors for the 2018 Keynote Luncheon

Jason Bowcutt

Racquel Cornali