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Mountain West Arts Conference

The 2016 Mountain West Arts Conference will be held:
Thursday, May 5, 2016
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.

Conference Photos

Click on the image below to see an album of photos from the conference. 

All GLAA winners crop


Utah Arts & Museums Facebook Photos

Post-Conference Resources

State of the Arts Morning Presentation

Awake in the Arts: Mindfulness, Wisdom & Compassion – Dennise Gackstetter

Awake in the Arts Handout

New Models for Funding – Fraser Nelson


Instructions for Receiving Feedback Handout

Volunteers: How to Keep Them Coming Back for More! – LaDawn Stoddard


Volunteer Motivation Handout

Using Futures Thinking to Navigate Ongoing Change – Lisa Ericksen


Foresight Handout

The Creative Age: Flourishing Across the Spectrum of Aging – Ken Crossley, Greg Finch


A Close-Up Look at Design in Everyday ___ Experience – Robin Peng


Low & No-Cost Tools to Maximize Your Marketing – Sara Kelly Neal


Thank you to our 2015 conference sponsors:

Support for student and educator scholarships
Support for individual artist scholarships

 2015 Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards

The 2015 Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards recipients were honored on May 7, 2015 in conjunction with the Mountain West Arts Conference. The awards were presented by Julie Fisher, Executive Director of the Department of Heritage and Arts.

Governor Gary R. Herbert sent his congratulations to the 2015 recipients in a video message.



Contact Jason Bowcutt, or call 801.236.7554