Performing Arts Newsletter December 2016

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.

Please join us in welcoming Natalie Petersen to the Utah Division of Arts & Museums as the new Assistant Director.

Natalie is a passionate advocate for strengthening Utah's communities through public engagement with the arts. She comes to the Division from the Springville Museum of Art with 12 years of arts administration experience in strategic planning, budgeting, fundraising, human resources, public relations, policy, programming and evaluation.

A Utah resident since 1997, she currently lives in Salt Lake City. Natalie has a strong working knowledge of Utah's arts and museums communities and has served as a board member, panelist and presenter for state, regional and national organizations.

She received a M.S.W. From Brigham Young University, and a BA in Art History and Studio Art minor from the University of Arizona.
Kirsten Darrington, our previous Assistant Director, will still be at the division as a part of the Community Arts team, and will be working primarily on advancing the Change Leader program.

The Independent Music on Tour (IMTour) program  

This new program comes from the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and is designed to help facilitate the booking of contemporary independent musicians by nonprofit presenters.

The Independent Music on Tour (IMTour) program was created by musicians for musicians and offers support in the areas of professional development, exposure to new audiences, opportunities to play shows at new venues, and, most importantly, money!

With the ability to cycle grant money and artists application fees through the web application, IMTour offers a multitude of financial incentives for both musicians and presenters that have not previously been available.


Showcase at the 2017 Arts Northwest performing arts booking conference
- Applications open online January 1st

The Arts Northwest Juried Showcases are renowned for the commitment to quality and diversity, as well as its reputation as one of the most effective methods for artists to increase their visibility with presenters in the west.

The performing artists/ensembles are selected by a peer panel process to present a 12-minute excerpt of their work during the annual conference. These showcases are highly sought after and extremely competitive. After Hours Showcasing artists are also selected from this pool of applicants. 

The 2017 conference will take place October 9 - 12, 2017 in Tacoma, WA. 

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Governor's Leadership in the Arts Awards
- Deadline for submission is February 10th
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.

To nominate an individual, community, or organization, please follow the link below to Governor's Leadership in the Arts Awards web-page, then click on the link for the nomination form. 

We are looking for community members to serve on our grants panels. 

Have you ever considered being a grant review panelist for our grants program? Panelists get to learn about the great arts organizations, museums, schools, and folk artists that call Utah home. While serving on a grant panel, you will meet other arts, museum, and community-minded individuals who are invested in supporting Utah’s vibrant arts community. It is also a great education in grant writing.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts - Emergency grants for artists who have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public.

Created in 1993, Emergency Grants provides prompt funding for innovative visual and performing artists who:

  • Have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding
  • Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad. Grants range in amount from $200 to $2,000.

Now Playing Utah's mission is to increase awareness about arts & cultural opportunities in Utah 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.
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