Thursday, May 7, 2015
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 W. 3100 S. West Valley City
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
|Afternoon Keynote – Thierry Fischer, Conductor; Utah Symphony Music DirectorThierry 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.|
Video – Importance of Chemistry with the Utah Symphony
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.
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards
- Plan-B Theatre Company – Organization Leadership in the Arts Award
- Carrie Trenholm – Education Leadership in the Arts Award
- Epicenter – Local Arts Agency Leadership in the Arts Award
- Kathy Cieslewicz – Individual Leadership in the Arts Award
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