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.
We have recently been holding virtual meetings in support of cultural communities. Below are some of the calls / meetings that engage the performing arts
Performing Arts Fellowship | Dance
Open January 25 - March 1
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.
Four $5,000 fellowships will be awarded to performing artists annually. Performing arts disciplines will rotate every three years between dance, music, and theatre. This years focus is on dance applicants.
westaf tourwest grant - open, deadline April 1, 2021
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.
Important information new this year:
A one-time exception will be available for the 2021-2022 cycle to applicants experiencing difficulties booking out-of-state artists due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applicants are eligible to apply for the presentation of in-state touring artists traveling at least 50 miles to your venue. Artists located within 50 miles of your venue will not be considered touring artists and therefore will not be eligible for this grant. Performances and educational outreach activities can take place in person if COVID-19 state restrictions are lifted to permit social gatherings. TourWest values the safety of our presenters and performers and encourages all applicants to review their state guidelines before applying and keep informed if awarded a TourWest grant. Out-of-state artististic performances and educational outreach activities are also eligible to take place in a virtual setting.
Performing Arts Booking Conference Scholarship –Open
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.
This link will open a list of regional booking conferences
OnStage in Utah - Closed
Due to the uncertainty of our agency's budget and accommodations that need to be made due to COVID-19, Utah Arts & Museums has made the difficult decision to cancel the OnStage in Utah grant application for FY21.
We remain committed to supporting the performing arts. While OnStage is being cancelled as a funding opportunity for this year, we are exploring other ways to assist artists and organizations that present performing arts.
Artist Career Advancement Scholarships
Follow this link to the new Artist Career Advancement Scholarships 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 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 please contact Jason Bowcutt, 801-236-7554, for a brief consultation prior to submission.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.