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Mountain West Arts Conference

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 W. 3100 S. West Valley City
2018 MWAC Design
Anna Campbell Bliss, Let Their Spirits Soar, 2010
Utah State Public Art Collection

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.

Full Conference Registration – $110
Senior (65+) & Veteran/Active Duty – $75
Change Leader (must use code) – $85
Student Full Day – $55
Keynote Luncheon only – $55

Conference information



Keynote Speaker – Kevin Kling

We are thrilled to announce internationally renowned Playwright, Author and Storyteller Kevin Kling as the 2018 Mountain West Arts Conference keynote speaker. Read full bio here

Keynote Address: “The Healing Power of Story”
We give our lives value through our struggles and our struggles voice through our stories. In these turbulent times artists play some of the most vital roles in helping us maintain our stability and clarity. When we reflect deeply and respond meaningfully we have stepped onto the path of healing. In this presentation, Kevin Kling shares his personal experience with disability and his thoughts about the healing power of story, including the importance of vulnerability, listening, the need to belong and the medicine of humor.
“Heroes are only as great as the dragons they face.” ~~ Kevin Kling

Video – Kevin Kling: Lost & Found | Tickled Pink


Thanks to generous support from Art Works for Kids and the Stewart Family Foundation, we are able to offer scholarship funding to attend the Mountain West Arts Conference. Scholarships cover the cost of registration. Click on the appropriate link below to apply.

Educator Scholarship Student Scholarship Individual Artist Scholarship


Conference Sponsorship – Sold Out

We gratefully acknowledge the table sponsors for the
2018 Keynote Luncheon

Arts Benefactor


Arts Patron

Prescott Muir Architects

Salt Lake Acting Company

Salt Lake City Arts Council

Spy Hop Productions

Timpanogos Storytelling Institute

Utah Arts Council Board

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

Zions Bank

Arts Supporter

American West Heritage Center     –     Cache Valley Center for the Arts

Kimball Art Center     –     Pioneer Theatre Company

Sparano + Mooney Architecture     –     The Leonardo

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre     –     UtahPresents


Contact Jason Bowcutt, or call 801.236.7554