performing arts



Our performing arts services provide support to Utah performing artists and presenting organizations (presenters) in their efforts to enhance artistic/professional development and increase community involvement and accessibility.

Funding Opportunities
    OnStage in Utah – Now Open – Deadline Friday, June 14, 2019
      Presenters Grant

    OnStage in Utah recognizes the important role presenters play in linking performing artists with Utah audiences. Funding is available to Utah Presenters to support a public performance as well as a separate community outreach activity of an in-state or out-of-state performing artist. OnStage in Utah funding covers 50% of artistic fees up to $2,000.

    Click here for more information

      Performing Arts Booking Conference Scholarship – Open for FY20
        Utah Performing Artists & Performing Arts Presenters

      The Performing Arts Program provides scholarships for professional presenters or performing artists to attend annual 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.

        Performing Artists Career Advancement Scholarship – On Hold

        The Performing Arts Program provides scholarships to support the professional development and career advancement of performing artists. These scholarships are specifically designed to help individuals who are professionally engaged in the performing arts. Projects can include but are not limited to: creation/design of marketing materials (photo, video, print, web, recording, etc.), conference registration, professional development, equipment purchase, etc.

        If you are interested in applying please contact Jason Bowcutt, 801-236-7554, for a brief consultation prior to submission.

          • Guidelines – Performing Artist Career Advancement Scholarship
          • Application – This application is a Google Form and you will be required to sign in with a Google account. Please reach out to Jason Bowcutt if this is a problem, jbowcutt@utah.gov or 801-236-7554.

        WESTAF’S TOURWEST GRANT – CLOSED FOR FY20

        TourWest is a competitive grant program that provides subsidies to arts and community organizations for the presentation of out-of-state touring performing artists. Projects must take place between September 1 and August 31. All projects must have one public performance and one educational outreach activity. TourWest standard performance grants are available in an amount of up to $2,500 or 50% of the artistic fees, whichever is less. Applicants may apply for up to two standard performance grants. Applications can be found on the TourWest website.


        Resources

        Utah Presenters

        Click HERE for a list of Utah Presenters.

        Utah Presenters is a network of organizations that bring performing arts events to their communities. Presenters connect with each other to foster collaboration, arrange block booking, provide professional development training, mentor and share best practices, and raise public awareness of the value of arts in communities.

        Presenters can join the Facebook membership-only group networking site. Contact Jason Bowcutt to request an invitation to join.

        Performing arts newsletter

        This newsletter contains information about local and national funding and professional development opportunities. If you would like to receive this please send a request via email to Jason Bowcutt, jbowcutt@utah.gov.

        Please include your name, address and information about your art.

        Utah Performing artists List 

        Utah Performing Artist List – A list of Utah performing artists that have been booked through OnStage in Utah, or who have received funding to attend regional performing arts booking conferences.

        Performing arts Booking conferences

        Performing Arts Booking Conferences – This link will open a list of regional booking conferences.


         
         

        Jason Bowcutt
        Performing Arts
        801.236.7554