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Performing Arts Newsletter July 2016
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Greetings Utah Performing Arts Community

I hope this finds you well. Visit the performing arts page of our website for more resources. Also, please let me know if you have any suggestions or are aware of resources that I should list. All the best Jason Bowcutt, 801-236-7554.


Funding to Attend Regional Performing Arts Booking Conferences
Performing Artists and Presenters
The Utah Division of Arts & Museum provides funding support 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. 
Funding covers registration costs up to $1000.

Upcoming Conferences:

Levitt AMP (Your City) Music Series
2017 Applications Open July 15

Do you believe in the power of free, live music to bring people together and invigorate community life? Does your town or city have an underused public space that would be ideal for outdoor concerts?

The Levitt AMP Music Series was created in 2014 by the Levitt Foundation, a pioneer in the creative placemaking movement and the national nonprofit behind the largest free outdoor concert series in America. Levitt AMP brings the joy of free, live music to people of all ages and backgrounds living in small to mid-sized towns and cities, transforming neglected public spaces into thriving community destinations. 


National Endowment for the Arts - Our Town Grant Guidelines Now Available
Applications Due: September 12, 2016

Guidelines for 2017 Our Town funding are now posted on the NEA website. Grants will be offered in Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects as well as in Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking

Two webinars will be hosted to offer support for the application process:

How to Apply - July 20 - presentation on the FY 2017 Our Town grant guidelines, how to apply, and an overview of the review process (register here)

Tips and Tricks for Success - July 27 - presentation to assist applicants in crafting a compelling creative placemaking project application (register here)

Scholarships to Western Arts Alliance(WAA) Performing Arts Booking Conference - Now Available

Scholarships, funded by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), to attend the 2016 WAA Conference in Los Angeles, August 29 - September 1 are now available.

Small to mid-size budget presenter delegates (artist fee budgets of less than $150,000) whose main purpose is presenting the performing arts in the west are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to first-time attendees or those that have not attended the WAA conference within the last three years.


The Division of Arts & Museums recently launched a new campaign to encourage everyone to look for art in every day encounters and experiences. Tell us what you find and use #ifindart.

We're gathering photos and experiences to share with all of our arts and museums audiences. Our hope is to encourage everyone to recognize how art plays a vital role in their everyday life. 

If you ride UTA Frontrunner, look for our new ads featuring visual arts fellowship recipients Pam Bowman and David Brothers.

Scholarships Available for 2016 National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP)Conference 

Members of Americans for the Arts are invited to apply for  scholarship opportunities for the 2016 National Arts Marketing Project Conference, November 11–14 in Austin, TX.

The NAMP Conference is an exciting opportunity for arts marketers to gain access to new marketing research, audience engagement strategies, and networking opportunities. This members-only scholarship program is intended to assist arts leaders attending the NAMP Conference with registration, travel, and/or accommodation expenses.

Updated Now Playing Utah website 

Now Playing Utah has recently gone through a major update. Visit the page to see how they have changed. Also, be sure to submit your events to be listed on the calendar. 
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