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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 (Early registration $95 until March 15th)
Senior (65+) & Veteran/Active Duty – $75
Change Leader (must use code) – $85
Student and Keynote Luncheon only – $55

Conference Scholarships

Thanks to the generous support of donating sponsors we are able to offer scholarships to attend the Mountain West Arts Conference. Scholarship preference is given to first time attendees. 

Individual Artist Scholarship


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

Video – Kevin Kling: Lost & Found | Tickled Pink

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

More conference information coming soon



Conference Sponsorship

Sponsor a table at the Keynote Luncheon to help us provide conference scholarships and to bring author, playwright, and storyteller Kevin Kling to Utah.
2018 Table Sponsorship Form

You can purchase a table below:

  • Arts Benefactor Table – $1000
    Premier seating for table of 10 – Acknowledgment at luncheon and logo in program – Logo and link on conference web page – Display table at the conference – 4 full conference registrations
  • Arts Patron Table – $650
    Prominent seating for table of 8 – Acknowledgment at luncheon and name in program – Name listing on conference web page – 2 full conference registrations
  • Arts Supporter Table – $350
    Prime seating for 4 – Acknowledgment at luncheon and name in program – Name listing on conference web page

We gratefully acknowledge the table sponsors for the
2018 Keynote Luncheon

Arts Benefactor



Contact Jason Bowcutt, or call 801.236.7554