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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Funding available for performing arts presenters @ Div. of Arts & Museums (Deadline: July 5)

For immediate release
June 13, 2011

Funding available for performing arts presenters
Online applications due July 5

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is now accepting online applications for OnStage in Utah. This competitive funding opportunity is available to performing arts presenters for public performances and community outreach. The deadline for the online applications is 5 p.m. July 5, 2011.

Performing arts presenters bring touring artists to their communities for live performance, generally on a season or as part of a festival. In addition, they frequently arrange for community and educational outreach activities during an artist’s visit such as student performances, lecture demonstrations, master classes and workshops, and one such activity is required to receive OnStage in Utah funding.

“Presenters play an important role in linking performing artists with audiences,” says Margaret Hunt, Director of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. “We are pleased to offer this funding to assist these organizations in curating live performance experiences for their communities.”

Awards from $200 to $2000 for up to half of an artist fee are available. Organizations can apply for multiple performances, with a maximum award of $2000 per organization per year. The presenter and the proposed performance must be located in Utah.

Applicants are encouraged to go to www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov, click on “Funding” ? “Funding Opportunities” ? to access specific guidelines and requirements. Applications will be reviewed by a panel and administered by the staff of the Division of Arts & Museums.

For questions or assistance with the application process, please contact Jason Bowcutt, Performing Arts Coordinator, at jbowcutt@utah.gov or call 801.236.7554.

About the Design Arts Program
The Design Arts Program of the Division of Arts & Museums is dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the diverse fields of design in Utah, striving to help the citizens of the state see, experience, use and value the art of design that surrounds us. More information is available at www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov. Select areas of interest then visual arts & exhibitions and scroll down to design arts.

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