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Design is the creative beginning of any human-initiated arrangement of materials. We are dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the diverse fields of design in Utah. We strive to help community members see, experience, utilize and value the art of design that surrounds us.

 

 

 


 DesignArts Utah ’17 

The DesignArts Program is pleased to host the DesignArts Utah ’17 juried exhibition, September 8, 2017 – October 20, 2017, at the Rio Gallery in downtown Salt Lake City. Designers in architecture, industrial, product, and information / media / graphic design will be included with realized, conceptual, and prototype design. This year’s featured designers include: Jorrien Peterson / Fell – Gunnar Harrison – Lianne Wappett – Hunter Hofstrand – Camilla Aubrey – Sparano + Mooney Architecture – WEST Group and Juror’s Award Winners; Nick Mendoza and Andrew Galloway in the professional category and Joshua Siebert and DesignBuildBluff in the student categories.

This annual exhibition honors and celebrates Utah’s great designers and provides a valuable platform for viewers to learn about and engage with the design community. DesignArts Utah is excited to partner with Salt Lake Design Week and Craft Lake City for this event that is free and open to the public.

Brooke Hodge, the director of the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, will curate the exhibition. The designer selected as the Juror’s Award Winner will receive a $3,000 award. Two designers selected in the student category will each receive a $500 award.

In conjunction with Salt Lake Gallery Stroll and Salt Lake Design Week, a closing reception will take place on October 20th from 6-9 pm at the Rio Gallery, 300 S. Rio Grande in Salt Lake City. Admission is free and open to the public.

Please feel free to refer any questions to Jim Glenn jglenn@utah.gov 801.245.7271 or Mackenzie Morton mmorton@utah.gov 801.245.7270


DesignArts Exhibition Catalogs

Click on the images below to view past projects chosen for exhibition:

2016

Juror: Jim Childress, Chair of the AIA Committee on Design. A frequent lecturer on architecture, Centerbrook Partner, Jim Childress is well traveled due to his work and to grown children who are scattered around the world. What he learns from these international sojourns informs not only his architecture, but also the garden he is nurturing and expanding with his wife

Click to view the full catalog

2015

Juror: Randy J. Hunt, is Creative Director at Etsy, where he leads a team of designers creating the end-to-end experience, both online and off. Hunt feels strongly that designers must be able to build what they design, a perspective that fits naturally with Etsy’s culture of making and the love of craftsmanship.

Click to view the full catalog

2014

Juror: Ellen Lupton, Senior Curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and the Director of the Graphic Design MFA Program and the Center for Design Thinking at Maryland Institute College of Art.

DA 2014 Catalog

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2013

Juror: Monica Ponce de Leon, Dean and Eliel Saarinen Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning at University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning   

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2012

Juror: David Revere McFadden from the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City, New York 8 Utah designers’ 11 designs were selected for exhibition from 28 Utah designers’ 55 submitted projects.

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2011

Juror: Stuart Karten, director of Stuart Karten Design, Los Angeles, California. 8 Utah designers were selected for exhibition of their 13 designs from the 31 designs submitted.

Design Arts Utah 2011 Catalog

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2010

Juror: Budd Steinhilber, director of the of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum 15 Utah designers were selected by Mr. Steinhilber for exhibition from the 60 designs submitted by 22 designers.

 Design Arts Utah 2010 Catalog Click to view the full catalog

2009

Juror: Reed Kroloff, director of the of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum 9 Utah designers were selected by Mr. Kroloff for exhibition from the 42 designs submitted by 22 designers.

Design Arts Utah 2009 Catalog

2008

Juror: Jennifer Morla, award winning designer and creative director of Design Within Reach 20 Utah designers were selected by Ms. Morla for exhibition from the 97 designs submitted by 37 designers.

Design Arts Utah 2008 CatalogClick to view the full catalog

2007

Juror: Tucker Viemeister, VP Creative with Studio Red at Rockwell Group 15 Utah designers were selected by Mr. Viemeister for exhibition from the 47 submitted works.

 Design Arts Utah 2007 Catalog

2006

Juror: Susan S. Szenasy, editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine based in New York City 15 Utah designers were selected by Ms. Szenasy for exhibition from the 60 designs submitted by 36 designers.

 Design Arts Utah 2006 Catalog

2005

Juror: Joseph Rosa, Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) 10 Utah designers were selected by Mr. Rosa for exhibition from the 42 designs submitted by 21 designers.

 Design Arts Utah 2005 Catalog

2004

Juror: Anne Van Ingen, director of architecture, planning and design program and capital projects for the New York State Council on the Arts in New York, New York

8 Utah designers were selected by Ms. Van Ingen for exhibition from the 27 submitted works.

 Design Arts Utah 2004 Catalog

2003

Juror: Buff Kavelman, director of the Smithsonian National Design Awards at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York 9 Utah designers were selected by Ms. Kavelman for exhibition from the 35 submitted works.

 Design Arts Utah 2003 Catalog


The design community in Utah is vital and growing. Click on the links below to learn more about a few of the design organizations in Utah:

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AIGA Salt Lake City
ASLA Utah
Craft Lake City
Salt Lake Design Week


Questions?

Jim Glenn at jglenn@utah.gov or 801.245.7271 or Mackenzie Morton at  mmorton@utah.gov  or 801.245.7270

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Alice Gallery

The Alice Gallery is located at the historic Glendinning Mansion in Salt Lake City, Utah, which also houses the main offices of Utah Arts & Museums. The gallery is named after Alice Merrill Horne, a legislator who supported the arts and founded the Utah Arts Council in 1899.

The gallery hosts exhibitions by Utah artists and works from the State Fine Art Collection. The Rio & Alice Galleries were established as a free service to Utah artists and surrounding communities. These venues allow emerging artists, professional artists, and curators to collaborate in the process of exhibition making as well as engage the community through thoughtful and innovative art making and dialogue.

Past Exhibitions | Upcoming Exhibitions

Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm | Closed Saturday & Sunday
617 East South Temple SLC, UT 84102
Free and open to the public


prima facie

September 15 – November 10, 2017
Artist Reception during Gallery Stroll: September 15, 2017 | 6 – 9 pm 

The exhibition prima facie explores the divisions and overlaps that occur between “what is” and “what could not be” – searching, not for the truth, but for moments of disruption to an expected order. What the eyes perceive often goes unquestioned. People accept the authenticity of objects, images, and spaces when presented in familiar forms and patterns. Vision is accepted as a source of truth, but what appears precise is not always accurate, and what appears impossible is not necessarily false.

Arbitrary boundaries erected between humans and nature, or self and other, falsely suggest that each is autonomous and exist without influence or dependency upon the other. In reality, they are linked in a catalytic web, unknowingly responding to and impacting the other’s actions. These immediate and cumulative aggregates of change offer new outlines for what can, or will, come. The impossible is not fixed, but a fluid construct that can be redefined in the wake of a transformative event. The drawings, sculpture, and photography presented in prima facie borrow from the language of precision to provide artifacts of an evolving impossible.

Materials, forms, and technology from schematic drawing, scientific illustration, taxidermy, and documentary photography are combined with more fantastical or obscure elements to offer and deny verity in the mapping of transformation.


 

Questions?

Contact the Gallery Manager
Felicia Baca at 801.245.7272

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Poetry Central

Welcome to Poetry Central! Created by Lance Larsen, PhD, Utah Poet Laureate 2012-2017, Poetry Central is a clearinghouse of information for teachers, students, and anyone else interested in reading and writing poetry.

Reading Poetry

A great way to interact with poetry is by hearing poets read their own work. Visit our Bite-Size Poetry page to watch videos of notable Utah poets reading short poems. If you want to see a list of the videos in each YouTube playlist, click here: 2015 Bite-Size Poetry or here: 2009-2011 Bite-Size Poetry

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Here are great websites for reading both classic and contemporary poetry:

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Writing Poetry

We’ve gathered poetry prompts from many of the Bite-Size Poetry poets. Those noted with an asterisk (*) are exercises especially well-suited for K-12 classrooms.

*Shanan Ballam, “Mapping the Neighborhood”

Lisa Bickmore, “Invention and Discovery”

*Marilyn Bushman-Carlton, “Generating Poems from Epigraphs”

Rob Carney, “12 Tasks”

*Elaine Christensen, “A Suitcase Packed with Everyday Things”

*Chris Cokinos, “A Surrealist Game for Two”

Katharine Coles, “Centos, Pantoums, Erasure Poems”

Star Coulbrooke, “Writing Your Childhood”

*Brock Dethier, “A Thank-you Poem”

Craig Dworkin, “Found Poetry and Experimentation”

Siân Griffiths, “The Cinematic Eye: Writing Image-Driven Poems”

Ben Gunsberg, “Write a Rhapsody”

Jean Howard, “Writing Extreme Performance Poems”

*Kimberly Johnson, “Fifty Sentences”

Janine Joseph, “World into Word”

*Lance Larsen, “Pieces of Eight: Pocket Poetry Exercises”

Jason Olsen, “The Group Title Prompt”

Jacqueline Osherow, “Go to the Zoo”

Paisley Rekdal, “The Next Thing Always Belongs”

*Susan Roche, “Doo-Dads”

Natasha Sajé, “Poems Aware of History”

Susan Sample, “Best Words in the Best Order”

*Gail Schimmelpfennig, “Gifts to the Imagination”

Jon Sebba, “Twenty Little Poetry Projects”

Ned Snell, “Getting Started”

*Laura Stott, “The Train Station Poem”

Nancy Takacs, “Writing a Poem on a Road”

 

Visit the Poets & Writers page for some good poetry prompts online:

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Visit the Academy of American Poets page for information about various poetry forms:

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Dr. Larsen recommends these books with poetry exercises and prompts:

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The Utah State Poetry Society’s mission is “nurturing those with a desire to write poetry”:

 

ArtOps

ArtOps is dedicated to bringing art opportunities to Utah artists. Opportunities are from local, national and international sources, and include exhibitions, residencies, funding, and professional development. Click on the menu items below for your area of interest.

These opportunities are listed here as a service and are not administered by Utah Arts & Museums.

For Public Art Opportunities, please click here.


Visual Arts

Local | National & International | Residencies & Professional Development

Local

AIR Summit Artist in Residence Program – Visiting artists will immerse themselves in the surrounding nature of the expansive Wasatch Mountains while also connecting with visiting members of the Summit community, comprised of the worlds top business leaders, innovators, athletes and philanthropists. The Summit AIR program is a unique opportunity for individuals to develop their careers in the arts, meet new friends and collaborators while directly influencing the cultural fabric of the Summit Powder Mountain village.
DEADLINE:  TBD
RESIDENCY

Art Access’s Holiday Exhibit will run from November 17th- December 8th. We are looking for traditional and non-traditional art forms to display as part of this exhibit. The purpose of this exhibit is to give local artist’s exposure and provide the general public with a place to by unique gifts. This gallery exhibit is up for two gallery strolls at the height of the holiday season.Please submit your contact information, samples of your work (or website if applicable) and a description of what you would like to sell at our gallery.
DEADLINE: TBD
EXHIBITION

Utah Arts and Museums announces a call to Utah artists for the Statewide Annual Exhibition: Painting & Sculpture, November 17, 2017 – January 12, 2018. Works are chosen for display by two out-of-state artists or arts professionals who travel to the Rio Gallery to jury the exhibition. A $1,000 best in show award is given to one artist, as well as six $600 jurors’ awards. Jurors also select two honorable mentions. Online registration will take place September 22, 2016 – October 23, 2017.
DEADLINE: October 23, 2017
EXHIBITION

Truth or Consequences Group Art Exhibit – All Utah artists are invited to enter this exhibition at Art Access Gallery. Using different media to express their ideas, artists will create works which will engage viewers with the Trump presidency. A multi- media exhibit exploring Salt Lake City based artists’ attempt to make meaning out of the socially turbulent early days of the Trump presidency- the protests, executive orders, rescinded orders, outrageous press conferences, support and dissent, condemnation of the media and the courts, vilification of immigrants, refugees and all instances of othering, just to name a few. Using the capacity of artmaking to try to make sense of the impact this time has had on our communities, our neighbors, families and ourselves as artists.
DEADLINE: October 31, 2017
EXHIBITION

Sculpture Call for exhibition proposals is currently accepting artist submissions for small exhibitions of 3D works of art to be held in late 2017, and for 2018. Proposals may include solo or group exhibitions.The Brigham City Museum of Art & History is Northern Utah’s art, history, and culture hub. In the museum’s changing exhibitions gallery, 5-7 exhibitions a year are held, including traveling exhibitions from major national institutions, as well as exhibitions curated by the museum’s staff. The museum’s outstanding collection covers more than 150 years of the history of Box Elder County with more than 10,000 objects. The growing art collection includes more than 300 pieces by outstanding artists, including Florence Ware, David Howell Rosenbaum, E.J. Bird, J.T. Harwood, Mabel Frazer, Russell Case, and more.
DEADLINE: November 9, 2017
EXHIBITION

Ode to Light Photography Competition and Exhibition  Artists may submit up to two works of art that were created within the past year and have not been previously exhibited. The theme of the exhibition is light. Submissions must be no longer than 30 inches on the long sidePrints must be ready to hang. Entry fees are $10 per work of art, and artists may submit up to two works of art. Works accepted for the juried exhibition will hang in the museum Nov. 17 to Jan. 16. Admission is free. In this competition that celebrates photography as an art form, photographers are encouraged to present unique views that get beyond simple sunsets, flowers, or the eclipse, for instance. This is a juried exhibition with purchase prizes.
DEADLINE: November 9, 2017
EXHIBITION

The Projects Gallery at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art works to promote local artists as they engage the contemporary art world locally and nationally. Situated at the front of UMOCA, the Projects Gallery is the first exhibition room that visitors encounter when entering the building. They exhibit proposals entirely from Utah artists, providing the artists with a professional exhibition environment, prominent exposure to UMOCA visitors, and through UMOCA’s increasing national ties, the possibility of greater exposure around the country.
DEADLINE: Rolling
EXHIBITION


National & International

440 Gallery [Brooklyn, New York] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, December 7, 2017 – January 7, 2018. Juror’s Choice, People’s Choice, 440 Gallery Choice – cash prizes for each award. Juror: Angel Bellaran. Open to artists who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry and who have a US shipping address.The artwork may represent any subject matter. All media – including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, sculpture in any medium, collage, printmaking, photography and digital media – will be considered.
DEADLINE: October 29, 2017
EXHIBITION

Midwest Center for Photography [Wichita, Kansas] seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, November 24 – December 31, 2017. Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, MWCP. The Ten X Ten show is an annual small works exhibition with an opening reception in November for Black Friday Sales. The exhibit focuses on offering affordable collectable works that are ten inches by ten inches in dimension, and sell for $100 each. Support the shop small, shop local business model of the gallery and participate in this show. Selected artists will also be featured for sale online. Open to all photographers internationally. We are looking for a wide range of photographs from all photographic genre and subject matter, all photographic media is welcome.
DEADLINE: November 1, 2017
EXHIBITION

Las Laguna Gallery [Laguna Beach, California] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, December 7-29, 2017. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that work size is limited to 16 inches in any direction. All artists, professional and amateur, and multiple art mediums will be considered: Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), Printmaking and Watercolor. $25 for up 3 entries.
DEADLINE: November 3, 2017
EXHIBITION

bj spoke gallery [Huntington, New York] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, March 2018. Juror: Cara Manas, Assistant Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art. All fine arts media are eligible, including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video, collage, printmaking, mixed media works. We attempt to show several works of each accepted artist where possible.
DEADLINE: November 11, 2017
EXHIBITION

Fe Gallery [Sacramento, California] announces a call to artists for an upcoming art exhibition, February 10 – April 5, 2018. $500 Best in Show. Multiple art mediums will be considered: from photography to fabric, mixed media, all types of paintings (acrylic, oil, watercolor) drawings, ink, graphite, pastels, colored pencil, encaustic, fiber arts, sculpture (metal, clay, wood, mixed media), etc. All local, national artists over 18 may submit any original work, completed in the last two years. All work must ready to hang, free-standing and 3-D pedestal space available. No video, film, installments or artwork that requires special installation or assembly. Work must be original. Entries are limited to six (6) and not shown previously at Fe Gallery.
DEADLINE: November 30, 2017
EXHIBITION

Las Laguna Gallery [Laguna Beach, California] is seeking works from women artists for an exhibition that will take place March 1-31, 2018. This is an Open Theme event. All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur will be considered in this call for art. Works in Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), and Watercolor, will be considered. 
DEADLINE: January 28, 2018
EXHIBITION 


Residencies & Professional Development

The SXSW Art Program creates a platform for visual artists to connect with international leaders in the fields of music, film, and technology by showcasing innovative projects and hosting discussions during SXSW. In 2018, you’ll experience one-of-a-kind art installations by both established and emerging artists throughout SXSW venues and throughout Austin. March 9 – 17.
DEADLINE: TBD
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency  [Diemelstadt-Rhoden, Germany] is a four-week opportunity that allows artists to work in a beautiful printmaking studio in Diemelstadt-Rhoden, Germany. Two artists will be chosen to work at Atelierhaus Beisinghoff, less than an hour away from Kassel, Germany. This opportunity affords artists more than just studio time. Images, thoughts, and words from diverse viewpoints come together when artists from different continents converge at Atelierhaus. Barbara Beisinghoff also invites local press for an artists’ presentation during the residency. You can find more information about the facilities and surrounding area here: atelierhausbeisinghoff.blogspot.comwomensstudioworkshopdiemelstadt.blogspot.com
DEADLINE: November 1, 2017
RESIDENCY

Yaddo Residencies [Saratoga Springs, New York] offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following media: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Artists may apply individually or as members of collaborative teams of two or three persons. They are selected by panels of other professional artists without regard to financial means. Residencies last from two weeks to two months and include room, board, and studio.
DEADLINE: January 1, 2018
RESIDENCY

International Travel – The 2017 edition of the Transnational Cultural Remittances (TCR) grant program provides air travel support through NALAC’s partnership with Southwest Airlines for transnational arts and culture endeavors in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Arts and culture workers (arts administrators, artists, etc.) in the U.S. and Puerto Rico who identify as Latinx are eligible to apply. Travel must take place in 2017.
DEADLINE: Rolling 
FUNDING

18th Street Arts Center’s Residency Programs [Santa Monica, California] help build and strengthen the creative community by working with local, national and international artists and curators.There are five types of residencies, including a visiting artist program that hosts artists and curators for 1 – 3 months. The center has hosted more than 400 artists from dozens of countries since it first began in 1992. 
DEADLINE: Rolling
RESIDENCY

The Penland Resident Artist Program [Penland, North Carolina] consists of full-time artists who spend 3 years living and working in Penland’s school community. It is designed for artists who are at a pivotal moment in their career—the residency is an opportunity for them to test ideas and make choices that will have a lasting effect on their work and their lives. Resident artists may use the time to develop their studio practice, to work out the practicalities of making a living, or to explore new directions in their work.
DEADLINE: Rolling
RESIDENCY

Spread Art’s Residency Program [Detroit, Michigan] invites local, regional, national and international artists to develop and present work in collaboration with the creative communities of Detroit. Spread Art residencies provide housing (if needed), rehearsal and/or studio space, event and/or exhibition opportunities, and introductions to Detroit artists, venues, and more through residency dinners /brunches and additional social and networking opportunities.
DEADLINE: Rolling
RESIDENCY

Doctor’s Hours [Brooklyn, New York] at New York Foundation for the Arts offers artists an opportunity for one-on-one consultations with a range of industry professionals in their creative field. Distance Consultations over Skype are available for artists located outside the both New York Metro Area. These sessions provide an opportunity for practical advice and feedback on presentation of an artist’s work, website, or upcoming application.
DEADLINE: Rolling
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Boot Camp for Artists [Brooklyn, New York] at New York Foundation for the Arts is a course that teaches the fundamental principles of sustainability and profitability in the arts. Boot Camp includes classes on finance, law, marketing, and fundraising.The structure is a blend of formal lectures, breakout groups, and one-on-one meetings. Participants work through a flexible and dynamic “action plan,” which provides a blueprint for their future project, career, and business goals. Each receives specific feedback from experts in the field as well as their peers in the course. Schedule for course varies.
DEADLINE: Rolling
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Visual Arts Questions?

Contact Felicia Baca
801.245.7272 // fbaca@utah.gov

Share your success and help us continue ArtOps. If you apply for or are awarded an opportunity you discovered on ArtOps, please let us know.

Original Writing Competition

Since 1958, the Utah Original Writing Competition has awarded Utah writers for works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in a variety of forms. The competition’s mission is to aid Utah writers on their path to publication and broader recognition. Submissions must be original works and, with some exceptions, cannot be published or accepted for publication at the time of entry. Manuscripts are reviewed in a blind process by judges selected from outside of Utah. There is no entry fee, and it is open to all Utah residents age 18 and over.

The 2017 competition received 225 submissions. Many thanks to all who entered!

2017 Utah Original Writing Competition Winners

Category A: Novel, judged by Matthew Batt

First Place: Forever Desolation, by Tim Glenn (Green River)
Second Place: The Evidence of Damage, by Shauna Brock (Salt Lake City)
Honorable Mention: Bluebird, by Michael Scott Smith (Salt Lake City)

Category B: Creative Nonfiction Book, judged by Rebecca Rule

First Place: Not in My House, by Susanna Nielsen Barlow (Bluffdale)
Second Place: The Architecture of a Mother, by Rebecca Brenner (Park City)
Honorable Mention: Girl on a Pony, by Christine Fraizer (Millcreek)

Category C: Book-length Collection of Stories, judged by Becky Bradway

First Place: Coyote Sky, by Joni Hemond (Salt Lake City)
Second Place: Silver Wings, by Kevin Holdsworth (Parowan)
Honorable Mention: Different Ways Home, and Other Stories, by Gene Gerstner (Springdale)

Category D: Young Adult Book, judged by Elizabeth Briggs

First Place: By the Blood of the Witches, by Alison Woods (Springville)
Second Place: Worth It, by Stephanie Moore (Farmington)
Honorable Mention: The Logic of Love, Cynicism, and Related Theories, by Patrice Carey (Provo)

Category E: Poetry, judged by Cole Swensen

First Place: “A Smell Sleepless,” by Elisabeth Loveland (Provo)
Second Place: “The Skull on the Table,” by Claire Akebrand (Provo)
Honorable Mention: “Filling Cracks & Walking on Water,” by Maurine Haltiner (Salt Lake City)

Category F: Short Story, judged by Craig Holden

First Place: “The Birth Canal,” by Larkin Weyand (Pleasant Grove)
Second Place: “Samantha’s Memory,” by Aaron Allen (Orem)
Honorable Mention: “In Denver,” by Ranjan Adiga (Salt Lake City)

Category G: Creative Nonfiction Essay, judged by Michael Martone

First Place: “On Blushing,” by Elizabeth Tidwell (Pleasant Grove)
Second Place: “Marquinn Intake Form,” by Andrew Romriell (Logan)
Honorable Mention: “Systole, Diastole,” by Darlene Young (South Jordan)
Honorable Mention: “Thought Runs on the Fugitive Concept ‘Thing-Theory,’” by Eugene Washington (Logan)

Click HERE to see a list of the 2017 judges and their bios.

Here are the 2017 guidelines if you’d like to review them.

Click HERE to see lists of past winners from 2000 to the present.

Questions?

Contact Alyssa Hickman Grove at agrove@utah.gov or 801.236.7548.

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Performing Arts

Our performing arts services provide support to Utah performing artists and presenting organizations (presenters) in their efforts to enhance artistic/professional development and increase community involvement and accessibility.


Funding Opportunities

Performing Arts Booking Conference Support – Utah Performing Artists & Performing Arts Presenters

The Performing Arts Program provides funding support for professional presenters or performing artists to attend annual booking conferences. Booking conferences are gathering places for performing arts professionals.  These conferences provide opportunities for performing artists to market their art to presenters who are looking to bring performance to their communities. Booking conferences are also exceptional opportunities for artists to obtain professional development and network with other professionals in the field.

Professional Development/Career Advancement Funding – Utah Performing Artists

The Performing Arts Program provides funding to support the professional development and career advancement of performing artists. This funding is specifically designed to help individuals who are professionally engaged in the performing arts. Projects can include but are not limited to: creation/design of marketing materials (photo, video, print, web, recording, etc.), conference registration, professional development, equipment purchase, etc.

If you are interested in applying please contact Jason Bowcutt, 801-236-7554, for a brief consultation prior to submission.

WESTAF’s TourWest  Grant

TourWest is a competitive grant program that provides subsidies to arts and community organizations for the presentation of out-of-state touring performing artists. Projects must take place between September 1 and August 31. All projects must have one public performance and one educational outreach activity. TourWest standard performance grants are available in an amount of up to $2,500 or 50% of the artistic fees, whichever is less. Applicants may apply for up to two standard performance grants. Applications can be found on the TourWest website.

OnStage in Utah – Closed, will reopen Spring of 2018

OnStage in Utah recognizes the important role presenters play in linking performing artists with Utah audiences. Funding is available to Utah Presenters to support a public performance with a separate community outreach activity of an in-state or out-of-state performing artist. OnStage in Utah funding is available in an amount of up to $2,000 or 50% of the artistic fees, whichever is less.


Resources

Performing Artist List

Performing Artist List – A list of Utah performing artists that have been booked through OnStage in Utah, or who have received funding to attend regional performing arts booking conferences.

Performing Arts Newsletter

This newsletter contains information about local and national funding and professional development opportunities. If you would like to receive this please send a request via email to Jason Bowcutt, jbowcutt@utah.gov. Please include your name, address and information about your art.

Free Online Artist Training in Arts and Aging
– National Center for Creative Again NCCA

The NCCA Online Artist Training in Arts and Aging, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Michelson Foundation, and MetLife Foundation, is a free online course for teaching artists interested in learning how to lead lifelong learning programs in the arts that engage older people as creators. This self-guided training offers an introduction to philosophy, key concepts, methods, and current research from the field of arts in aging. It introduces readers to the life story-based methods developed by Susan Perlstein and Elders Share the Arts, as well as several other approaches and techniques, offering an array of exercises and case studies that exemplify the work that is happening in the field today.

Utah Presenters

Click HERE for a list of Utah Presenters.

Utah Presenters is a network of organizations that bring performing arts events to their communities. Presenters connect with each other to foster collaboration, arrange block booking, provide professional development training, mentor and share best practices, and raise public awareness of the value of arts in communities.

Presenters can join the Facebook membership-only group networking site. Contact Jason Bowcutt to request an invitation to join.

Nonprofit Venues – Provided by Utah Cultural Alliance

Click HERE for a list of Nonprofit venues in Utah. Or, submit your venue to be a part of this list.

Performing Artist Profiles on NowPlayingUtah.com

Performing artists are an integral part of arts activities throughout the state. Through dance, music, theatre, storytelling and other live performances, performing artists enhance our communities and open new vistas of understanding and appreciation. Visit NowPlayingUtah.com to view performing artists throughout Utah.

Performing Arts Program Information Sheet

Download an information sheet on the Performing Arts program.

Toolkits

A list of helpful links and opportunities for performing artists which provides professional development, funding, and networking.


Questions?

Contact Jason Bowcutt at jbowcutt@utah.gov or 801.236.7554.