I hope this finds you well. Below you will find some important information and some great resources. Remember to visit the performing arts page of our website for updates. If you are aware of any resources that I should list here please let me know. All the best, Jason Bowcutt
Arts Day on the Hill - Join Us Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Join Utah Arts Council Board of Directors, Utah Cultural Alliance, and Friends of Art Works for Kids! for the third annual Arts Day on the Hill. Patrons and advocates of the arts will meet and talk with their state senators and representatives in the Capitol Rotunda. Be among the arts-interested individuals and organizations that will gather to celebrate the arts. Utah Arts & Museums grant recipients may use this activity in lieu of the required legislative thank you letter. ContactLeah Piccolo for more information.
WESTAF TourWest Grant - Now OpenApplication Deadline: April 1, 2014
TourWest is a competitive grant program that provides subsidies to arts and community organizations for the presentation of out-of-state touring performers and literary artists. Funds are available to organizations that sponsor performances within the 13-state WESTAF region. Projects must take place between September 1, 2014, and August 31, 2015. 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.
TourWest Grants may be matched by the Utah Arts & Museums OnStage in Utah grant.
National Endowment for the Arts Announces New Grant Guidelines
Now through January 29th
The NEA is offering free, public webinars to review the new Art Works grant guidelines, offer tips on how to apply, and answer questions from participants. Music Guidelines - 01/21/14 at 1:00 pm Local Arts Agencies Guidelines - 01/21/14 at 2:30 pm Opera Guidelines - 01/21/14 at 4:00 pm Theatre & Musical Theatre Guidelines - 01/22/14 at 1:00 pm Dance Guidelines - 01/22/14 at 2:30 pm Artist Communities Guidelines - 01/29/14 at 1:00 pm Presenting & Multidisciplinary Guidelines - 01/29/14 at 2:30 pm Folk & Traditional Art Guidelines - 01/29/14 at 4:00 pm
The Japan U.S. Friendship Commission offers up to five leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States a chance to spend three months in Japan in 2015 through the U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program. Cultural understanding is at the heart of this program. Artists participate as seekers, as cultural visionaries, and as living liaisons to the traditional and contemporary cultural life of Japan. They also serve as connectors who share knowledge and bring back knowledge. Their interaction with the Japanese public and the outlook they bring home provide exceptional cultural understanding between the United States and Japan.
The Kennedy Center invites musicians with a disability, ages 14 to 25, to enter the 2014 VSA International Young Soloists Competition. The competition is open to international and domestic musicians, soloists and ensembles of two to five members, and musicians of all genres. The VSA competition annually selects up to four outstanding musicians from the United States and around the world, and supports and encourages them in their pursuit of a career. These emerging musicians receive $2500, professional development opportunities, and a performance at the Kennedy Center.
We are happy to announce Laurie Baefsky as the new Grants Manager for the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. Laurie is a seasoned grant-writer who has experience with NEA and IMLS grants. She also recently completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University in flute performance. Contact Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801.236.7550
2014 Governor's Leadership in the Arts Awards Nominations Now OpenNomination Deadline: February 13, 2014
The Governor's Awards in the Arts were established in 1980 to recognize individuals and organizations that make outstanding contributions to the cultural life of Utah. In 2007, the awards adapted to honor those who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in the arts. Today, the Governor's Leadership in the Arts Awards recognize those qualities that advance the arts for the people and communities in our state and are Utah's highest honor in the arts.
_____________________________ The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists Promoting innovative theatre and film through grants and mentoring
The Davey Foundation was created to honor the life of David Ross Fetzer and his commitment to the film and theatre arts. The Foundation is excited to make available grants to artists 35 and younger for the development of innovative film and theatre projects, and to provide the mentoring framework that will allow the Davey grantee to flourish.
Guidelines for the next grant round of the French-American Jazz Exchange ("FAJE") program are now available. Co-administered by FACE ("French-American Cultural Exchange") and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, FAJE supports projects designed collaboratively by French and American professional musicians that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of jazz. Projects eligible for support can include creative residencies, composition, recording, performances, and other activities that develop new professional relationships and audiences. Projects may include jazz artists investigating forms other than jazz with artists who work in different music genres.