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Performing Arts

Master ClassOur performing arts services provide support to Utah performing artists and presenting organizations (presenters) in their efforts to enhance artistic/professional development and increase community involvement and accessibility.

Funding Opportunities

Booking Conference Support

The Performing Arts Program 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 exceptional opportunities for artists to market their work, obtain professional development and network with other professionals in the field.

OnStage in Utah

OnStage in Utah recognizes the important role presenters play in linking performing artists with Utah audiences. Funding is available to Utah Presenters to support a public performance as well as a separate community engagement activity of an in-state or out-of-state performing artist. OnStage in Utah funding is available in an amount of up to $2,000 or 50% of the artistic fees, whichever is less.

TourWest, WESTAF

TourWest is a competitive grant program that provides subsidies to arts and community organizations for the presentation of out-of-state touring performing and literary artists. Projects must take place between September 1 and August 31. 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. Applications can be found on the WESTAF website.


Resources

Performing artist list – A list of Utah artists who have been booked with OnStage in Utah funds or have received funding to attend a regional performing arts booking conference.

A list of helpful links and opportunities for performing artists which provides professional development, funding, and networking.

Utah Presenters

Utah Presenters is a network of organizations that bring performing arts events to their communities. Presenters connect with each other to foster collaboration, arrange block booking, provide professional development training, mentor and share best practices, and raise public awareness of the value of arts in communities.

Click HERE for a list of Utah Presenters. Presenters can join the Facebook membership-only networking site. Contact Jason Bowcutt to request an invitation to join.

Performing Artist Profiles

Performing artists are an integral part of arts activities throughout the state. Through dance, music, theatre, storytelling and other live performances, performing artists enhance our communities and open new vistas of understanding and appreciation. Visit NowPlayingUtah.com to view performing artists throughout Utah.

Download an information sheet on the Performing Arts program.

Questions?

Contact Jason Bowcutt at jbowcutt@utah.gov or 801.236.7554.