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Who Tells Your Story?

Who Tells Your Story? Exhibition Open House
Thursday, January 18, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Utah State Capitol, 
4th floor

 This exhibition provides an opportunity for everyone to engage in the conversation surrounding “Hamilton: An American Musical” when it arrives in Utah this spring. The open house will include remarks by Governor Gary R. Herbert and a performance by The BBoy Federation.

This exhibition explores the varied ways that people of Utah have documented their lives throughout history. There are many media that can be used to tell a story, and these are just a few ways that Utahns have chosen to share their experiences. Continue reading

In the heart of Liberty Park ~ Always Free Admission


Play On!

Explore the process of play with hands-on fun while learning about toys and games of traditional folk artists from the State of Utah Folk Art Collection

This exhibition showcases a variety of interactive experiences appropriate for different age groups from children to adults.

Opening Reception April 20th 6-9pm

Exhibition runs until June 29, 2018


The Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts is the only museum in the country dedicated to displaying a state-owned collection of contemporary folk art. It features objects made by living Utah artists from the state’s American Indian, rural, occupational and ethnic communities. The Museum offers a snapshot of Utah’s contemporary culture and heritage. The Chase Home, built more than 150 years ago in a traditional hall-and-parlor style from adobe bricks, is a fine example of 19th century folk art.

To learn more about the Mondays in the Park summer concert series, click HERE.


Workshops & Temporary Exhibitions

A workshop space on the first floor features both folk arts and museum programming at the Chase Home. We offer classes, hands-on workshops, artist visits, and many more events. Follow our Facebook page for the latest announcements.

The workshop space also serves as a gallery for temporary exhibitions of Utah folk and traditional arts or new work featuring emerging folk art genres or innovations of tradition. We accept proposals for 8-12 week exhibitions by Utah artists. See our Exhibition Guidelines to submit a proposal. Contact Museum Administrator Sabrina Sanders (sabrinasanders@utah.gov) to learn more.


View the State of Utah Folk Art Collection


Location & Hours

The Chase Home Museum is located in the middle of Liberty Park. To visit, enter the park from either 900 South or 1300 South at about 600 East and follow the signs to parking near the center of the park.

The ground level is ADA compliant offering two galleries, as well as a history timeline of the Chase Home. The house is a historic structure which does not offer elevator access to the second story galleries. The second story is accessed via a set of stairs.

Winter Hours 9/5/17 through 5/28/18:

Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday-Monday: Closed

Closed on holidays

Questions?

Call 801.245.7285

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Rio Gallery

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. The Rio Gallery is located in the grand lobby of the historic Rio Grande Depot.

Past Exhibitions

Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm | Open Saturdays from 10 – 2, Nov 11 – Apr 21 for Winter Market
Closed Sunday
300 S Rio Grande Street SLC, UT 84101
Free and open to the public

Exhibition Proposal Guidelines


March 16th-May 11th, 2018

Gallery Stroll Opening Reception March 16, 2018, 6-9pm

 

Familiar Flora: Four Visual Responses to Living with Plants, includes works by artists Melinda Ostraff, Jenny Ostraff, Elise Boucher Ostraff, and Alexis FryerOstraff. The four artists in this show are a mother, a daughter, and two daughters-in-law. They work in a variety of two dimensional media including encaustic, collage, painting, and printmaking. In addition to being artists, they are connected by a love of the plant life that they cultivate in pots and gardens around their homes. Their mother, Melinda, is an ethnobotanist and her knowledge and interests have inspired and intrigued her daughters as they have become familiar with her work. They have come to appreciate more fully how plants are an important part of each of our lives.

Plants feed, heal, build, inspire, beautify, and provide the air we breathe. The artists each take great pleasure in venturing out into nature and enjoying the plant life that is so varied, vast, and beautiful. On the other hand, a plant that occupies one’s most frequented and comfortable rooms may become as dear as a friend. The artists appreciate this relationship as well as the inspiration that a plant’s form, pattern, and texture provide in creating imagery. They have each provided a selection of work that reflects the relationships they have to plants and observations they have made as they have approached plants as the shared subject of their work.

 


Questions?

Contact the Rio Gallery Manager
Felicia Baca at 801.245.7272

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Upcoming Workshops

Caring For Archives in Museums

Dates: April 12 & May 3, 2018

Time: 9:30 am-4:30 PM, both days

Location: Ogden Nature Center

Cost: $20

Register for our upcoming Caring for Archives in Museums two-part workshop! If your museum is responsible for institutional archives, or archival materials, and you’re not sure where to start, this is the training for you. Join instructors from the Utah State Archives and Records Service, Utah Division of State History, and Utah Division of Arts and Museums for instruction and hands-on activities!

Click here to register.

Resources

Box and Storage Mount-making workshop materials, Utah Museums Association Conference 2016, click here.

 Environmental Monitoring       full kit photo 2

UA&M now offers an environmental monitoring kit for rent for a small fee. The kit includes tools to measure your museum’s temperature, humidity, and light allowances. For more information about the kit or to inquire about rental, please contact Jennifer Ortiz at jenniferortiz@utah.gov or 801.245.7288. 

Preservation Assessment

We now offer an onsite preservation assessment for museums interested in learning more about how to better preserve their collections. Based off of Heritage Preservation’s Conservation Assessment Program (CAP), Utah Arts and Museum’s Preservation Assessment provides constructive feedback on areas of improvement through a facilitated onsite visit and itemized report. The visit and report are meant to provide feedback that will assist in identifying priority collections care needs and better assist museums interested in applying for museum grants through Utah Arts and Museums.

Please see our Pre-Assessment worksheet for more information and contact Jennifer Ortiz, Museum Specialist at 801-245-7288 to schedule your assessment.

Historic Interpretation Plan Assessment

Do you have a historic house museum in your community that needs a historic interpretation plan? The interpretation of historic interiors can create a powerful interpretative experience for visitors to feel the history of your museum or historic structure’s space. Historic Interpretation can encompass a historic structure with original furnishings, a restored interior with some originals furnishings, or a recreated/reconstructed interior without non-original furnishings. A Historic Interpretation Plan can assist your museum with telling its story.

For more information and to schedule your site visit, please contact Alena Franco at 801-245-7233afranco@utah.gov

Emergency Planning

Collections Management

Fair Use and Copyright Issues

Museums Newsletter

This e-newsletter contains timely information and articles for Utah museums. If you would like to receive it, please email Jennifer Ortiz at jenniferortiz@utah.gov.

Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

Looking for help with volunteers, accessibility, strategic planning or starting up a new museum? Check out the toolkit for nonprofit arts organizations and museums. Click HERE for the nonprofit organization toolkit.


Museum Support Organizations

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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

Scholarships

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


Questions?

Contact Jason Bowcutt, jbowcutt@utah.gov or call 801.236.7554

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.


The Business of the Touring Arts – FREE Training Webinars 

The Performing Arts Program is partnering with Weber State University Lindquist College of Arts and Humanities to bring free training webinars to performing artists and presenters throughout the state.

SAVE THE DATE
April 12th – Wrap-up and Summary
All webinars take place from 2pm – 2:50pm

Link for all webinars – http://www.youtube.com/user/WSUMultimedia/live

Instructors Rachel Cohen and Diane Neri Stern will provide best-practice methods for working in the field of the performing arts. Areas to be covered will include readiness to participate in the professional field, representation, budgeting, timelines, development of residency options, professional behavior and associated areas. Trainings will include information for artists, those who present artists, in-depth examination of contracting, and time for exploring questions from participants.


Funding Opportunities

WESTAF’s TourWest  Grant – NOW OPEN
– Application Deadline April 2, 2018
Presenters 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 – Will reopen Monday, May 21, 2018
Presenters Grant

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.

Performing Arts Booking Conference Support
Closed, will reopen July 2018
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.

Performing Artists Career Advancement Funding
Closed, will reopen July 2018
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.


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 Brochure

Download the Performing Arts program brochure.


Questions?

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