The Mountain West Arts Conference is designed to help individuals and organizations in the arts community access essential resources and create community connections throughout Utah and the Mountain West. It is also part of a long-term effort to sustain the creative industry by providing opportunities, education, tools, information and resources that serve all contributors to the arts. Post-conference resources from the 2014 Mountain West Arts Conference.
|Morning Keynote – Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts
Jane Chu has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 2014 as the 11th chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Since 2006, Chu served as the president and CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri, overseeing a $413-million campaign to build the center. As the performance home of the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony, and Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the Kauffman Center has hosted more than one million people from all 50 states and countries throughout the world since its grand opening in September 2011.
Art Works Blog – Catching Up with #NEAJaneChu
“The arts belong to us all, and there is a menu of options of ways to be involved in the arts. That’s what’s so great about the arts.” – Jane Chu
|Afternoon Keynote – Thierry Fischer, Conductor; Utah Symphony Music Director
Thierry Fischer recently renewed his contract as Music Director of the Utah Symphony Orchestra to a 10-year term, thanks to his vibrancy, commitment and energy. He has attracted leading young musicians to join the orchestra and top soloists to come to Utah, has refreshed the programming, drawn consistently full houses, and galvanized community support.
“He conducts with both clarity and passion…Utah is lucky to have this conductor” – Chicago Sun Times, July 2013.
Thank you to our Conference Sponsors
Support for student and educator scholarships
|Support for individual artist scholarships|
The Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards are presented annually in conjunction with the Mountain West Arts Conference. The 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.
Sponsorship – Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards
Sponsor a table at the Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards luncheon to help us keep this conference affordable for Utah’s arts community.
We gratefully acknowledge our 2015 Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards Table Sponsors:
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