PCSCArts :: CREATE // August Opportunities 


Stop by the Arts Council Park Silly Market booth on 7th Street this Sunday 8/20. Learn more about our work and check out our new capsule ART LOVER collection created in partnership with Zenzee, a local apparel designer. Wear your love of arts and help support local arts and culture at the same time!


Be part of shaping the future. Share what you love about Summit County arts and culture and your ideas, wants, needs, and dreams for our community. Take 10 minutes and complete the Project ABC survey today.  


Deadline: Sept 15
Art and Gift Market

Park City, UT
Swaner EcoCenter

Call for artisans and artists for the annual art and gift market developed in partnership between PCSC Arts, Swaner EcoCenter, and PCPAA. The market will run 11/3, 11/4, and 11/5. Local Summit County artists encouraged to apply. Application is free and participants will be selected by a peer review jury. Invited participants will pay a $75 registration fee. More information in the application form here.


Deadline: Oct 15 (opens Sept. 1)
Writing Competition

[email protected] is looking for the best, most exciting, and interesting submissions for its Flash Fiction contest that opens Sept 1st. Winners receive $300 and publication on the Writers @ Work website. $10 submission fee. More information and submission requirements available online here.  


Deadline: Aug 31
Bingham Junction Public Art Installation

Midvale City, UT

The Bingham Junction project area consists of 390 acres on the west side of Midvale City. Formerly listed as a Superfund site by the Environmental Protection Agency, the area has experienced significant redevelopment since cleanup of the site in 2009. Current development in the area includes housing, retail, open space, and a corporate office park. The Agency has created the Bingham Junction Public Art Program to provide opportunities to integrate public art into private developments or public space within the project area. The Agency seeks proposals for a project that includes one aesthetically pleasing, imaginative, and iconic public art piece that will be a welcome feature and identification for the City’s newly improved, Bingham Junction Park. Total budget is $75K.


Deadline: September 4 
Call for artwork for national community art show 

The National Academy of Medicine is calling on artists to Visualize Health Equity for a nationwide community art project. Accepted mediums include drawings, paintings, photographs, mixed media, murals, collage, sculpture, film, poetry, digital art, performance art, and more. The intent is to depict what health equity would look like—whether it’s access to healthy food or safe neighborhoods, good education or a living wage, clean drinking water or affordable housing, connection to cultural heritage or lack of discrimination.

This project is part of the NAM’s Culture of Health Program, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is working to identify strategies that support equitable good health for all Americans. Submission form available here.


Deadline: Aug. 18
Call for Sculptural Installations

Moab, UT

Moab ArTTrails, the city of Moab, and Grand County are pleased to announce a call for artists for the first annual Moab ArTTrails Sculpture Exhibition. Up to ten artists will be chosen to display sculptures along a walking path through central Moab for the period of one year starting October 14, 2017. Installation will coincide with the Red Rock Art Festival & Street Fair and a walking tour with artists and public is scheduled that afternoon. Artists may submit up to 2 pieces for consideration and selected artists will receive a $500 honorarium. One piece will be chosen for the Moab public art collection valued up to $10,000. Submit online here.

UTAH 2017: Statewide Competition 

Registration Open: Sept 22-Oct 23
Painting, Sculpture, and Installation Exhibit Proposals

Salt Lake City, UT

The Utah Division of Arts and Museums Statewide Competition selects works for display in an exhibit held at the Rio Grande Gallery in Salt Lake City. Works are chosen by two out-of-state artists or arts professionals who travel to the Rio Gallery to jury the exhibition. A $1,000 best in show award is given to one artist, as well as six $600 jurors’ awards. Jurors also select two honorable mentions. Submission requirements and process outlined here.


Deadline: September 3 (opens July 29)
Call for Exhibitions

Salt Lake City, UT

The Rio & Alice Galleries were established as a free service to Utah artists and surrounding communities. These venues allow emerging artists, professional artists, and curators to collaborate in the process of exhibition making as well as engage the community through thoughtful and innovative art making and dialogue. Both galleries participate in the monthly Salt Lake Gallery Stroll and host public receptions on Gallery Stroll evenings. Proposals can include solo exhibitions, small group shows, or larger curated exhibits from Utah artists, arts organizations, and independent curators age 18 and over. All visual arts media including new genres are accepted. All work must be original. A $200 artist support fee is available per exhibition.


Deadline: Oct 1-Nov 15
Artist residency opportunity

Eden, UT

Visiting artists will immerse themselves in the surrounding nature of the expansive Wasatch Mountains while also connecting with visiting members of the Summit community, comprised of top business leaders, innovators, athletes, and philanthropists. The five month Summit AIR (artist in residency) program is a unique opportunity for individuals to develop their careers in the arts, meet new friends and collaborators while directly influencing the cultural fabric of the Summit Powder Mountain village.


Deadline: September 18
Social Practice Artist Fellowships

A Blade of Grass Foundation is seeking applicants for its Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art. Fellowship projects will become part of a documentary film, field research, and a curriculum being developed to advance the field of socially engaged art. Fellows receive a stipend of $20,000. More details and the application requirements are available 


Deadline:  Sept. 25
Arts and Culture Fellowship

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is accepting applications from American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists for its National Artist Fellowship program. Up to $20K is available to support Native artists making a significant impact in their discipline of traditional arts, music, visual arts, literature and artistic innovation.


Deadlines: Sept 14
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowships

Cambridge, MA

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is accepting applications for its 2018-2019 Fellowship Program. Through the program, stipends of up to $77,500 for one year with additional funds for project expenses will be awarded to individuals working in the creative arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics to pursue projects within their fields. In addition, some support for relocation expenses is provided where relevant. Each of the more than 850 fellows who have been in residence at the Radcliffe Institute has pursued an independent project, but the collaborative experience unites all of them. Scholars, scientists, and artists work on individual projects, or in clusters, to generate new research, publications, art, and more.  


Deadline:  Nov. 1
Project-based grants

The Foundation is accepting applications for grants to support projects that encourage education about and the performance of women's barbershop vocal music. Grant amounts will be determined on a project-by-project basis. Eligibility is limited to individuals, groups, or organizations sponsoring barbershop vocal music activities for young women.  Complete program guidelines and application instructions available online.


Deadline: Rolling
Professional Development/Career Advancement Grant Support

The Utah Division of Arts and Museum's Performing Arts Program provides funding to support the professional development and career advancement of performing artists. This funding is 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. Up to $1,000 is available for single purchase reimbursement. Guidelines here.


Deadline:  September 15
Project based grants

Founded in 1956, the Chicago-based Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts provides project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs designed to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. Individuals are eligible to apply for Production and Presentation Grants and Research and Development Grants. More information and submission details here.


Education Director
Deadline:  Until Filled

The Kimball Art Center is seeking an Education Director to provide leadership and direction for curriculum and instruction for its educational programs. Responsibilities include program management, administration, planning, budgeting, development, outreach, and evaluation. Must have three to five years experience teaching students. To apply send resume and cover letter to Artistic Director: Amy MacDonald.


Deadline: Ongoing

The Arts Council is seeking 1-2 interns to help with a range of projects including event planning and promotion, marketing and communications, and support with a community wide cultural planning project. Work can be done remotely with occasional in-person meetings required.

Please send an email expressing your interest in the internship, a brief summary of your background and experience, your resume, and why you think this internship is a good fit for you to admin@pcscarts.org.


Foundation Directory Online

Park City Library can help individuals and organizations win grants with a new subscription to Foundation Directory Online. This is a premier database with comprehensive and up-to-date information about grantmakers and their grants. This database is only offered at a select few libraries in the state. For more information visit www.parkcitylibrary.org/ebooks-research/


Online Artist Clearinghouse

ArtOps is an online resource of the Utah Division of Arts and Museums to bring art opportunities to Utah artists. The website lists open calls, grants, and residencies from local, national and international sources.


Online Resource Center for Artists

Springboard for the Arts is an economic and community development organization for artists and by artists. Their mission is to connect artists with the skills, information, and services they need to make a living and a life. The site includes professional development tools, jobs and opportunities, grants and funding, and other information for artists.


Park City, UT
1401 Kearns Blvd.

The Kimball Art Center provides dozens of opportunities each month for artists to build their craft and receive feedback on their work. 

Critique Night: A free monthly peer-to-peer critique on the last Wednesday of each month to give and receive constructive feedback from fellow artists. Discussions will revolve around conceptual thinking and specific media practices. Participants can bring 1-3 pieces of original artwork and should come prepared with questions for feedback. Pre-registration is encouraged, space is limited to 12 participants.


Park City, UT
3070 Rasmussen Rd., Suite 290

Open Air Art Space offers a number of lectures, classes, workshops, and events for aspiring and established artists.

Free Lectures on Art History
August 21: Realism to Naturalism. 4:30-6pm

Portrait Model Sessions
Every Wednesday from 4-7pm.

Upcoming Workshop
Painting the Dynamic Still Life: Sept 22- Sept 24

Contact David at [email protected] for more information.


Midway, UT

Plein Air Painting Instruction from nationally-known plein air painters comes to Midway sponsored by the Midway Artists Association and the instructors of the Plein Air Painters of Utah.

Sept 13-15: instruction
Sept 16: art show (Midway Town Hall)

Registration and more information online here.
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