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Museum Grants

To improve museum best practices through care for and management of collections, exhibition development, and increased public access.
Museums General Operating Support: General operating support grants for museums open more than 1,000 hours per year, and have 2+ years of non-consecutive funding from UA&M. Deadline: January 26, 2018  Guidelines
Museum Project Tier III: Project grants for museums that are open fewer than 1,000 hours per year or are new to our grant program. Open: February 5, 2018  Guidelines
Apply   Budgets

Office Partnership Grants

Office Partnership Grants

The mission of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums is to connect people and communities of Utah through arts and museums. By creating strategic partnerships with Utah-based nonprofit organizations that have complementary missions and resources, Utah Arts & Museums can more efficiently and effectively provide services for Utah art and museum organizations. The purpose of Office Partnership Grants is to leverage funding to provide training, networking, centralized marketing, professional development, technical assistance, model programs, or unique educational resources.

Because these are partnership grants, the grant application must be crafted with a Utah Division of Arts & Museums staff member and must contain mutually agreed upon goals and measurements. If you have questions about the Office Partnership Grant, you may contact the Utah Arts & Museums Grants Manager at 801-236-7550. Follow the links, below, to access the guidelines, the budget form, and the online grant application.

Office Partnerships Guidelines |  Budget Form  |  Online Application

Design Arts

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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.

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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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Fellowships for Visual Arts Excellence in Utah

Each year, two $10,000 Fellowships are awarded to individual visual artists to acknowledge their artistic excellence and encourage their careers. Artists practicing in a variety of media such as painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, craft, and new genres are eligible. Fellowship awards do not require matching funds.

Applying artists must demonstrate professionalism in their practice through quality images and documentation. Artists must be Utah residents not enrolled in a degree- or certificate-granting program.

2017 Fellowship Guidelines

2017 Visual Art Fellows

Jonathan Frioux received his MFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and BFA from Brigham Young University. In the last 4 years he has taught in the Department of Visual Arts at Brigham Young University and Weber State University. Currently his work is inspired by abstract painting, spirituality, and the ocean – forms like billowing sails, longitude and latitude lines and broken nets make up most of his compositions. Along with these lined backdrops additional subjects and narratives are introduced with the goal of creating a condition of simultaneity, anticipation and spatial wonder.

www.jonathanfrioux.com

 

 

 

Jean Richardson is a Scottish Artist and Educator living and making art in Utah. She identifies mostly as a Scot despite being as a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and the United States. Her work is a direct response to her relationship to place and the conflict of feeling both lost and found within a place. Her sculptures and installations made from her collections of commonplace objects explore the dichotomy of displacement and belonging. Jean received her BA(Hons) in Drawing and Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Scotland. She then moved to the US to continue her art education at Brigham Young University, where she received her MFA in Studio Art. Jean has also researched, exhibited and taught in a variety of countries, including Israel, Spain, Tonga, and New Zealand. Her many travels have and continue to
influence her art practice. Banner image (Jean Richardson, Brollie Ball, 2014)

jean-richardson.com


2017 Visual Art Fellowship Juror Statement

I am honored to have served as the 2017 Visual Art Fellowship Juror for Utah Arts & Museums, and to become acquainted with the local arts community. Having recently moved from the Midwest to Arizona I am especially interested in exploring what motivates contemporary artists of the West. My personal experience with my new home, having only lived in Phoenix for 15 months, is one of fascination with the landscape. The sense of wide open spaces, endless horizons, beautiful desert plants and gorgeous red rocks stand in stark relief to what is found in the rest of the United States. Utah and Arizona are physically connected by this landscape. Nonetheless, as artists and curators living in these gorgeous places we struggle with trying to compete this natural beauty. As a contemporary curator I constantly struggle with the question, what beyond beauty can art offer and what is our responsibility to our communities and to ourselves? To run counterpoint to pure aesthetics, to question, to advocate, or to simply react, is perhaps the most critical obligation that contemporary art has to the world.

As the sole juror, I was pleased to get a sense of the artistic territory of contemporary artists living in Utah. A strong diversity of materials, gestures and cultures gave me a profound sense of a community wholly committed to the practice of art making. I felt an instant connection with the work of Jean Richardson. Feelings of isolation, or as she states, “the dichotomy of displacement and belonging” resonated very deeply with my current world view. Her video “Every Now And Then I Fall Apart,” seemed to poetically articulate a profound feeling of loneliness that we all feel either metaphorically or in actual fact through a very thoughtful and open ended way. It’s very difficult to effectively articulate through purely visual means these complex emotions and I feel her work did this through the conceptually-tight vocabulary of performance and sculpture. I linked aspects of Richardson’s recent work to the practice of Jonathan Frioux and his interest in abstract painting. Here there was an almost physical and formal correspondence through bodies of water that are used to singular ends. The instability of the ocean is used as a formal challenge to the traditional notion of the grid in Frioux’s paintings. This conceptual framework surprised me yet I fully bought into the originality of his investigation and practice. I must also acknowledge the work of Cara Krebs and Mary Sauer who each brought originality and rigor to their respective practices. In closing I want to thank all of the artists who submitted their work for consideration. Now more than ever we need to be fearless and willing to go over the edge for what we believe, and I appreciate your willingness to participate in the cultural conversation of our time. – Gilbert Vicario,

Gilbert Vicario is The Selig Family Chief Curator at the Phoenix Art Museum since October 2015. Prior to joining the Phoenix Art Museum he was senior curator and division head for curatorial affairs at the Des Moines Art Center since 2009. Vicario has extensive international experience working with artists and organizing exhibitions that present artwork from around the globe; experience working in major encyclopedic museums; a passion for exploring ideas that show links between historical works and contemporary art; and an interest in Latin American and Latino Art. He holds a masters in curatorial studies from Bard College.

Past Recipients 1986 – 2016

Fellowship Video Profiles

In partnership with “Artists of Utah-15 Bytes,” we produce short artist profiles of the recipients as part of the award. Please see the links below to some of the videos we’ve produced of our recent fellowship recipients.

Questions?

Contact Felicia Baca at fbaca@utah.gov or 801.245.7272

 

Public Art

Public art is most commonly associated with a sculpture or painting in areas accessible or visible to the public, but it goes well beyond those media. Terrazzo floors, etched glass, ceiling panels, textiles, stair railings, risers, pavers, planters, landscape, fences and grates are just some of the possibilities for public art contributions to public spaces. The possibilities are as vast as the imaginations of the artists and architects who create them.

Utah’s Percent-for-Art Act

In 1985, the Legislature passed the Utah Percent-for-Art Act (Utah Code Title 9, Chapter 6, Sections 401-409), which designates 1% of construction costs of new and/or renovated state public buildings is added to the project for the purpose of commissioning, maintaining and conserving site specific art at, on, or in the facility. The collection includes a broad range of media from textiles and glass to stone and metal monumental works.

The Utah State Legislature Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee reviews all capital projects for the State and approves or cuts public art funding for those projects. If you would like to contact the legislators on the committee to express your views on art in public places, the committee membership and committee schedule and contact information can be found online.


Utah Public Art Program Opportunities:

The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (UDABC) is constructing new facilities in Syracuse and Herriman, Utah to offer a convenient and comfortable venue for customers. As part of this effort the UDABC has made a commitment to include public art and interesting architecture.  It is the intention of the Art Committee to commission new work or purchase existing art for the site.
American and legal resident artists in the western United States (Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Wyoming) are eligible for this project. Submissions accepted via CaFE.
Budget: Syracuse and Herriman $25,000 each – Deadline: December 18, 2017

Projects in process:

Utah State University Life Sciences – Artists commissioned: Amy Landesberg, and Mark Pomilio,

Southern Utah University School of Business – Artist commissioned:  Gordon Huether 

Utah Department of Environmental Quality – Artist commissioned: Day Christensen

4th District Courts – Provo – Artist commissioned: Lyle London

Utah Valley University Performing Arts Center – Artists commissioned: Jenn Figg and Matthew McCormack

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources – Artists commissioned: Dan Gerhart, and Mark Hofeling/Matias Alvarez

University of Utah Crocker Science Center – Artist commissioned: Hypersonic Studio,

Salt Lake Community College Westpointe Campus – Artist commissioned: Volkan Alkanoglu

Utah State University Center for Clinical Excellence – Artists commissioned:
Crystal Schenk/Shelby Davis

Juvenile Justice Services Ogden – Artists commissioned: David Griggs

Other Utah Public Art Opportunities

There are no other Utah projects listed with our office at this time.

 


National & International Public Art Opportunities

 

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (NC) Public Art Commission is seeking an artist or
artist team to design artwork for a water tank in the city of Winston-Salem. The tank is
located along a major thoroughfare five miles south of downtown and is visible to
approximately 25,000 drivers a day. There has been recent community interest in
locating a city park on the land immediately surrounding the water tank. Should a park
be located here in the future, the proposed artwork could serve as inspiration for the
park’s theme.
Budget: $38,000  – Deadline: December 15, 2017

The City of Alameda would like to invite artists and/or artist teams to submit their proposals to create physical public art in the Alameda community. These services would be provided through an award from the City of Alameda, and will be funded through the Alameda Public Art fund.The Public Art Commission is seeking to fund artwork of different scales and lifetimes in a wide variety of locations within the City. This RFP therefore includes five different award levels up to the following amounts:
Budget: $150,000 – $50,000 award – $25,000 awards – $12,500 award
Deadline: December 19, 2017

The City of Golden is seeking a qualified artist to create an original three dimensional work of entryway art that will provide a clear sense of arrival and a tone for the overall design quality in Golden.  Landscaping, trees, and architectural elements could also be considered.  
Budget: $50,000 – Deadline: January 1, 2018

The Todman Family Foundation and Lakeland Health are currently seeking proposals for a single, transformative work of art for installation within Lakeland Health’s new $160 million Medical Pavilion (Pavilion) under construction in St Joseph Michigan. With this RFP, artists or artist-led teams’ world-wide are invited to present a concept for the design, creation, and installation of a permanent piece of public artwork in the Pavilion. Responding artists will need to research the commission and submit a letter of interest that explains what interests them about this project and demonstrate their understanding of the intent and goals of Lakeland for the artwork. Responding artists must submit a full project proposal including a fully conceived idea along with enough additional information including but not limited to drawings, sketches, photographs, maquettes and any other graphic and written description which will help with the evaluation of the work.
Budget: $100,000 – Deadline: January 15, 2018

The Albuquerque Arts Board and its Sawmill Art Selection Committee have initiated a national open competition , 1% for Art project to commission a large-scale, site-specific outdoor Work of Art for the Sawmill Community Land Trust, located near Albuquerque’s Old Town/Museum district.
Budget: $250,000 – Deadline: January 15, 2018

The Wyoming State Capitol building was closed to the public in 2016 and is currently undergoing a largescale renovation (Capitol Square Project) that is slated for completion in spring of 2019. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark.The central rotunda of the Capitol contains four niches on the third level that are visible from all levels of the rotunda. The State of Wyoming is seeking four human figure based, cast bronze or carved stone sculptures for the niches that are allegorical and based on Wyoming attributes and values.
Budget: TBD – Deadline: February 1, 2018

Art aRound Town is one of the premier outdoor sculpture shows in Colorado. Artists’ work will be showcased prominently for one year along the streets of Carbondale. Sculptures are also actively marketed through patron parties and year-long advertising . A $750 honorarium is awarded the selected artists and one sculpture will be awarded a $1000 Best in Show. The Town of Carbondale, CO, located in the central Rockies, has recently been recognized as a Creative Art District in Colorado. Outside Magazine called Carbondale one of “the Best Places to Live”.
Budget: $750 / $1000 – Deadline: February 4, 2018

Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) seeks proposals for site-specific, temporary public art that will enliven the East Avenue neighborhood. RoCo encourages proposals for incisive, surprising, and unique sculpture and installation art of all forms, including media-based works. Of particular interest are projects that connect visitors to the location, buildings, park landscape, community and/or history of the neighborhood. Proposals for works that prompt visitors to return multiple times to experience changes in the piece are encouraged. RoCo welcomes visual artists, sculptors, sound artists, performing artists, photographers, filmmakers, and others to submit a proposal
Budget: $2,000 – Deadline: February 15, 2018

Center for the Arts in Jackson, WY is seeking proposals from individual artists or small artist teams for The Center Courtyard exhibition space. The Courtyard is a 30 ft by 28 ft outdoor space within this arts facility with glass walls on three sides. There are multiple views of this unique space through the conference room, the Theater Gallery hallway, the Glenwood street entrance and an aerial view from the green space above The Center’s ground level. The Courtyard acts as the heart of this building that houses 18 arts nonprofit administrative offices, 5 dance studios, art studios, galleries, a blackbox theater and a state of the art 500-seat theater. This is a high visibility, high traffic exhibition space, with more than 100,000 audience members attending events in and around the campus every year.
Budget: TBD – Deadline: March 30, 2018

Philadelphia’s Public Art Program [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] invites artists to submit an application with the Public Art Artist Registry. The registry allows artists to participate in all selection processes by maintaining a record of their work that will be consulted by Public art staff, panelists, architects, and City agencies as public art opportunities become available. The registry is open to all professional artists.
Deadline: Ongoing

 

 

Questions?

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

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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

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

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

SlowArt Productions [Hudson, New York] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, March 1-24, 2018 at Limner Gallery. This exhibition is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of Emerging Artists and is open to all Emerging Artists working in any media.
DEADLINE: November 30, 2017
EXHIBITION 

Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University [Durham, North Carolina] honors the best documentary writing and photography in alternating years. The focus is on current or recently completed work (within the last two years). This year’s prize is for photography. Please provide context for the photographic essay you are submitting, including the duration of your project and whether it is completed or ongoing. Describe your intentions for the work. Also, if some of your images have been published together in essay form, please include information about where and when they appeared and how the essay as submitted for the competition is different (or not).
DEADLINE: December 1, 2017
EXHIBITION

Las Laguna Gallery [Laguna Beach, California] seeks entries for an upcoming art exhibition, January 4-27, 2018. To celebrate the restful nature that describes January, Las Laguna Gallery asks artists to fill the gallery with the spirit of expression. Invited are the works that stir the mind, shake the emotions and fill the spirit with wonder. All media are welcome to this open theme show to showcase the beauty of artistic expression. All artists, professional and amateur are encouraged to submit their artwork for this art exhibition. From photography to fabric, mixed media, fiber arts, all paintings and drawings and paintings including, oil, acrylic, ink, graphite, pastels, etc. $35 entry fee.
DEADLINE: December 2, 2017
EXHIBITION

Manifest [Cincinnati, Ohio] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, March 9 – April 6, 2018. For this exhibit Manifest seeks works of visual art which represent, suggest, or elicit the notion of hopes, ambitions, goals, or forward-looking dreams. This may be in the form of narrative, symbolic, or suggestive works. Abstract, poetic expressions of the theme are welcome alongside those of technical or literal representations. Open to professionals and students alike with no predetermined theme, style or media of works to be selected.
DEADLINE: January 8, 2018
EXHIBITION

The Idaho Falls Arts Council [Idaho Falls, Idaho] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, March 15, 2018 – June 3, 2018 at the Willard Arts Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. First Place $750, Second Place $500, Third Place $250, Honorable Mentions, and Peoples’ Choice. Juror: Laura Ahola-Young. Artists working in all mediums throughout the United States are invited to submit. Over 5,000 people visit the exhibition each year and artworks are included in a full color catalogue and online.
DEADLINE: January 17, 2018
EXHIBTION

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

Art in the Open (AiO)  [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] a partnership between The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), City Parks Association, and Fairmount Water Works, re-frames the ‘plein air’ tradition of creating art outside and on-site in a contemporary context, encouraging both artists and audiences to draw inspiration from the city’s diverse natural and urban landscapes. Using the Schuylkill River Banks Park as studio space, participating artists will have the opportunity to explore new working methods, develop process-oriented works, and interpret a compelling intersection of urban and natural environments in the public realm. Selected artists will also be able to participate in complementary programs and public engagement events presented by more than 30 organizational partners, as well as exhibit their finished work as part of the 2018-2019 AiO exhibition series. AiO reaches an estimated 12,000 visitors over the course of the three-day event. Local, National and International artists, working in all media, are encouraged to apply.
DEADLINE: February 1, 2018
EXHIBITION

FSU Museum of Fine Arts [Tallahassee, Florida] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 27 – September 30, 2018. First Award $1,000; Second Award $500; Color catalog is produced. Juried by selected faculty from the FSU College of Fine Arts. Open to artists worldwide 18 years of age or older with all media eligible for consideration.
DEADLINE: February 14, 2018
EXHIBITION

Central Coast Printmakers  [San Luis Obispo, California] and San Luis Obispo Museum of Art present PRESSING MATTERS 2018 – a juried exhibition of contemporary printmaking. Open to all artists residing in the United States. Any accepted entry that differs from the submitted image, or is unfit for display when delivered, will be excluded. Submission Requirements. All entries must be hand-pulled prints using traditional printmaking processes in any combination of serigraphy, letterpress, collagraphy, etching, woodcut, lithography, linocut, drypoint, mezzotint, monoprint or solar plates. Digital and photographic elements may be used only as a supporting element. Artworks that are solely monotype, computer generated or digitally altered photographs or photographic reproductions will not be accepted.
DEADLINE: May 1, 2018
EXHIBITION


Residencies & Professional Development

Witt Residency – Both established and emerging artists/ designers are invited to apply for the Witt Residency at the Stamps School of Art & Design in Ann Arbor, MI. The Witt residency provides students an alternative learning opportunity to engage with practicing artists who can make use of resources across campus, therefore the ideal candidate must value collaboration, have good social and communication skills and be interested in generating creative partnerships across disciplines. It is the goal of the Witt Residency to foster an atmosphere of inventive creative activity that extends throughout the University community. Witt Residents receive an honorarium of $20,000 for up to twelve weeks in residence served over an academic year. In addition to the honorarium, residents will be provided with housing, studio space, and up to $4,000 funding support for project materials.
DEADLINE: January 14, 2018
RESIDENCY

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 

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

Buffalo Creek Art Center is a new summer artist residency for three dimensional artists in metal, wood, ceramic and multi- media with an emphasis on aesthetics and craftsmanship. Beginning in the summer of 2017 it will have two 10 week sessions  for 4 artists each. Artists will be given free room and work space and use of all the equipment. This unique 25 acre property includes a vineyard, fruit orchards, 10 ponds, a miniature train station and hiking trails. Artists will live in a four bedroom ranch style house with separate bedrooms and a common kitchen. The 4000 square foot studio workshop will have all the necessary equipment for welding, wood carving, ceramics and other forms of three dimensional work and room for large scale sculptures. One of the train station buildings will serve as a gallery for periodic art shows.
DEADLINE: Rolling 
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

 

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Poetry Out Loud

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with the Utah Arts & Museums Arts Education Program to support Poetry Out Loud, which encourages Utah’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance.

School Registration

Individual Registration

  • Registration closes on January 31, 2018.
  • POL uses a pyramid structure that starts at the classroom level. Every school winner or individual student (if homeschooled or individually participating) must compete at a regional level competition. Regional competitions take place throughout February. Each region will advance one winner to the state final competition on March 14, 2018.
  • For details regarding Utah’s POL activities, email jirwin@utah.gov or call 801-236-7557.
  • For full details on the national poetry recitation competition, visit www.poetryoutloud.org.
Recitation and performance are major trends in poetry. There has been a recent resurgence of poetry as an oral art form, as seen in the slam poetry movement and the immense popularity of hip-hop music. Poetry Out Loud builds on that momentum by inviting the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word and theater into the English and theatre class.

2017 Poetry Out Loud

Ben Engel of Skyline High School took home top honors from the state finals for the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest, presented by Utah Arts & Museums on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at co-host Westminster College’s Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts. Engel received $200 and travel expenses to represent Utah in the national championship April 25-26 in Washington, D.C. His school received a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. Runner-up Cody Howell of North Sanpete High School received $100, with $200 for his school library. Poetry Out Loud awards a $20,000 college scholarship to the national champion.

Approximately 32 high schools, 4,113 students, and 90 teachers around the state participated in Poetry Out Loud activities and competed in school and region competitions held in Brigham City, Gunnison, Provo, St. George, Salt Lake City, and Ogden. At the Vieve Gore Concert Hall, students recited works they selected from an anthology of nearly 600 classic and contemporary poems.


Past Winners

  • 2016 – Tessa Thornley, Bear River High School, Garland
  • 2015 – Sadie Merkley, Box Elder High School, Brigham City
  • 2014 – Ashlei Havili, American Fork High School, American Fork
  • 2013 – Devin Jones, West Jordan High School, West Jordan
  • 2012 – MarKaye Hassan, Logan High School (placed 3rd in National Competition)

Public Artists Sought For Utah Valley University

art_building_duskArtist applications are being requested for public art at the new Utah Valley University Performing Arts Center.

The Utah Public Art Program of the Division of Arts and Museums, in association with the Division of Facilities and Construction Management and Utah Valley University, has published the call for letters of interest and qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in the UVU project. Continue reading