|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.
It was great to see so many of you at the Mountain West Arts Conference. Please continue to check back on this page as we update post-conference resources.
What Do I Do? A Primer on Accessibility and Accommodations – Shandra Benito & Elise Butterfield
Creating Meaningful Dialogue at Art Events: Getting Beyond Q&A, Testimonial, Art Critique, or Soap Box Oratory! – Barbara Schaffer Bacon
Handout 1: Basics of Dialogue
Handout 2: Creating Meaningful Dialogue at Art Events
Handout 3: A New Model for Talk Backs
Deep Wounds Link
Department of Heritage & Arts – Resources for Arts & Cultural Organizations – Kerri Nakamura
I Belong. This is My Story, And My Art – Paul Kuttner & Donna Pence
“Brand” & “I Love You” Don’t Say It Unless You Mean It – Sarina V. Ehrgott
Data Mojo for Artists & Nonprofits – Barton Poulson
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
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.
We gratefully acknowledge the table sponsors for the
2018 Keynote Luncheon
Contact Jason Bowcutt, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801.236.7554