Performing Arts Newsletter April 2017

Performing Arts Newsletter
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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 Bowcutt801-236-7554.


Utah Division of Arts & Museums names new director, Victoria Panella Bourns

We’re pleased to welcome Victoria Panella Bourns as our new director at the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. Vicki has directed the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks (ZAP) program for the past 12 years. Prior to joining ZAP, she assisted cultural organizations and other nonprofits with strategic planning, board development, and executive searches through Panella Consulting. 

NEW Funding for Performing Artists - Professional Development / Career Advancement

The Performing Arts Program is happy to announce a new funding source for Utah performing artists.

This opportunity provides funding to support the professional development and career advancement of performing artists. The 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, trainings and workshops, equipment purchase, etc.

TEDx Accepting Speaker Applications
- Submissions accepted April 30

TED talks are all about the powerful ideas behind them. As such, we encourage anyone and everyone to apply, regardless of race, color, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other identity. No public speaking experience is required; part of our unique speaker development process is to support our speakers as they develop their talks. Please make sure that you connect your idea to our theme, "A Brave New World".

For more information on TEDx Salt Lake City follow this link.

Application can be found here

Now Playing Utah's mission is to increase awareness about arts & cultural opportunities by providing a comprehensive events resource.

NPU offers ideas of things to see and do throughout the state. Here you will find a comprehensive statewide calendar of events that allows you to search by date, location, category, venue, artist and more. NPU also provides easy access to dates, times, maps and direct links for purchasing tickets.

Be sure to list your events - it's free!


Mountain West Arts Conference -Thursday, May 4th

The MWAC is fast approaching. Don't miss this great professional development and networking event.

This year's conference has a number of performing arts professionals presenting sessions including:

  • Charlotte Boye- Christensen, Artistic Director of NOW-ID
  • Dee-Dee Darby Duffin, Actor/Singer
  • Martine Kei Green-Rogers, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre, University of Utah
  • Jerry Rapier, Artistic Director of Plan-B Theatre Company
  • Jamie Rocha Allan, Director/Actor/Teacher
  • Eric Stern - Professor of Dance, Weber State University
  • Leslie Timmons, Associate Professor, Music Department, Utah State University
  • Nathan Webster, Executive Director, NOW-ID
  • As well as our keynote speakerAaron Dworkin, Dean, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, University of Michigan
Thanks to Diane Stewart and the Stewart Family Foundation we have scholarships for individual artists to attend the conference.

We hope to see you there!

Make Music - Worldwide celebration of music
Taking place June 21st

Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 750 cities in 120 countries.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

We invite musicians of all kinds to collaborate on making June 21 a musical masterpiece. Singers, church choirs, jazz combos, rock bands, glee clubs, MCs, marching bands, mariachis, and every other kind of musician, of any age group or skill level, are all welcome.


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