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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 announce a call to designers for the DesignArts Utah ’17 juried exhibition, held September 8, 2017 – October 20, 2017, at the Rio Gallery in downtown Salt Lake City. Designers in any design field are encouraged to submit their work: realized, conceptual, or prototype designs are eligible. The deadline to submit work for consideration is July 10, 2017.

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. Admission for the reception is free and open to the public.

Please feel free to refer any questions to Jim Glenn 801.245.7271 or Mackenzie Morton 801.245.7270

DesignArts Exhibition Catalogs

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


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

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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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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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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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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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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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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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
Craft Lake City
Salt Lake Design Week


Jim Glenn at or 801.245.7271 or Mackenzie Morton at  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.




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)

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.


Contact Felicia Baca at 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

Projects in process:

Utah State University Life Sciences – In process

Southern Utah University School of Business – Finalists: Dayton Claudio, Gordon Huether, Shan Shan Sheng and Alexander Tylevich

Utah Department of Environmental Quality – Finalists: Day Christensen, Nancy Lovendahl, Daniel Moore and Karl Unnasch

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

Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, West Valley City – Artist commissioned: Weston Lambert

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

Unified State Lab Phase II Taylorsville – Artist commissioned: Douwe Blumberg

Snow College Science Facility – Artist commissioned: Joe Pentland

Dixie Applied Technology College – Artist commissioned: Prentice / Colbert

Utah School for the Deaf and Blind – Artist commissioned: Daniel Roache

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

The Bountiful Davis Art Center is requesting proposals for a project to decorate the planter box in front of the Art Center, located on the corner of Main Street and 100 North in Bountiful, The building wraps around the corner and extends east on 100 North. There is a city-owned planter box in front of the main entrance about 5 feet in front of the door that is also on the property.
Budget: $1,000 – Deadline: August 15, 2017

Salt Lake County plans to contract with a Utah artist or artist team to create a unique artwork that will be installed at the new Parks & Public Works Operations Center located at 6332 South Airport Road, West Jordan. This public art project presents an opportunity for an exterior sculptural component.
Budget: $35,000 – Deadline: August 17, 2017

Moab ArTTrails is seeking sculptors to submit works to be considered for its first annual sculpture exhibition.  Up to ten artists will be selected to display their sculptures in downtown Moab, Utah, for a year. Selected artists will receive a $500 honorarium and two nights lodging the weekend of October 13-15.  The City of Moab and Grand County have committed to purchase a piece valued up to $10,000 and a $1000 Peoples Choice prize will be awarded at the end of the exhibition.
Budget: Total awards $16,000 – Deadline: August 18, 2017

The Redevelopment Agency of Midvale City seeks proposals for a project that includes one aesthetically pleasing, imaginative, and iconic piece that will be a welcome feature and identification for the City’s newly improved, Bingham Junction Park. The winning proposal must make a strong visual statement and use classical form and natural materials to create a unique element that establishes a sense of place.
Budget: $75,000 – Deadline: August 31, 2017

National & International Public Art Opportunities

City of Sugar Land [Sugar Land, Texas] – Submittals are requested from artists and/or artist teams interested in providing permanent artwork to be installed at the City of Sugar Land’s Festival Site Overlook. At the Overlook, a retaining wall and colonnade exists that would be highly suitable for an applied artwork, in a material such as mosaic or ceramic tile. Artists/artist teams that are short-listed after the RFQ Open Competition process will be provided with an $800 stipend to develop preliminary project design concepts as part of the subsequent Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
Budget: $151,500 – Deadline: August 22, 2017

The City’s Visual Arts Commission [Loveland, Colorado] seeks an Artist or Artist Team to create a vibrant 5’ x 8’ two-dimensional work of art to be installed on the interior hallway wall(s) of the Chilson Recreation Center located at 700 East 4th Street in Loveland. This hallway serves as a main connector to all areas of this very active, family-friendly recreational facility. The location receives prime exposure to an average of 1,400 daily visitors.
Budget: $15,000 – Deadline: August 25, 2017

The City of Overland Park [Overland Park, Kansas] is renovating City Hall and art will be a key component. The City will be purchasing wall mounted art for the interior public spaces including a statement piece for the atrium ceiling and one non-monumental out of doors element. Art sought will either reflect the precision associated with city planning, or the area’s beauty and citizenry.
Budget: $100,000 – Deadline: August 31, 2017

The District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) Public Art Program is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and statements of interest from individual artists, designers or art/design teams for a ceiling treatment to be produced in conjunction with the modernization of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (Central) Library, at 901 G St. NW. This is an opportunity to design a signature visual feature of the Library’s Grand Reading Room, drawing upon the Library’s vast Special Collections archive of D.C. history. This call is open to applicants 18 or older; must be available for intermittent meetings in Washington, D.C. during 2018 and to oversee installation in 2019.
Budget: To be determined – Deadline: August 31, 2017

The City of Brentwood Arts Commission [Brentwood, California] seeks to commission an artist to create outdoor public art along an island median on Sand Creek Road across from “The Streets of Brentwood”. This is the first of four major “Gateways” into the City of Brentwood. This is also a heavily used thoroughfare located between two shopping centers.
Budget: $175,000 – Deadline: August 31, 2017

The Art in Public Places program [Palm Beach, Florida] seeks to commission an Artist or Artist team (Artist) to design, fabricate and install light sculpture screens and gates for Palm Beach County Convention Center Courtyard’s highly visible north and east perimeters. Along with “Wave” by Barbara Grygutis completed in 2009, illuminated sculptural screens and gates will be enjoyed by the Convention Center’s approximate 300,000 annual guests attending meetings, conventions, tradeshows, art fairs, galas and special events. The new signature artwork will be seen and experienced by passersby in approximately 50,000 vehicles daily, in addition to pedestrians travelling between the Convention Center and other landmarks along Okeechobee Boulevard, a main thoroughfare in downtown West Palm Beach,  To enhance the Center’s capacity to host diverse events and functions in its Courtyard, sculptures shall be compelling day through evening, and create a sense of seclusion from its surroundings, visually blocking vehicular traffic and limiting public access.
Budget: $454,000 – Deadline: September 1, 2017

England Airpark and Community,  [Alexandria, Virginia] home to Alexandria International Airport, is seeking request for qualifications and preliminary proposals from individual artists or artists teams for the creation of a monumental gateway sculpture located in a site specific roundabout entrance to the Airpark. This site was specifically created for the installation of a public art centerpiece. This is a high visibility, high traffic opportunity with hundreds of thousands of vehicles utilizing the Airparks roundabout on an annual basis. The roundabout location is one of the most notable and prominent public spaces within the Central Louisiana community.
Budget: $125,000 – Deadline: September 9, 2017

Lendlease Clippership Wharf LLC [Boston, Massachusetts] is interested in commissioning a large-scale sculpture in the round to install in the northwest corner of their Clippership Wharf Development. Lendlease is looking for a landmark sculpture that will promote and reflect the neighborhood, and provide an impactful enhancement to the public realm.
Budget: $123,250 – Deadline: September 15, 2017

The City of Ocala [Ocala, Florida] in partnership with the Appleton Museum of Art, Fine Arts For Ocala, and Marion Cultural Alliance is accepting submissions from artists working in North America to participate in the Fourth Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Ten works will be selected for a 20-month exhibition at Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, FL. Best of Show, Second Place, Honorable Mention, and People’s Choice awards will be selected.
Budget: Total Awards $24,000 – Deadline: September 30, 2017

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




Contact Jim Glenn | | 801.245.7271 or Mackenzie Morton | | 801.245.7270

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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.

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Visual Arts

Local | National & International | Residencies & Professional Development


ILLUMINATE is seeking individuals and groups from the art and technology sectors to create and/or display installations using light as their medium. Think BIG! (Projection Art, 3D Sculptures, Glowing Performance Art, Augmented Reality). ILLUMINATE’s headquarters are at the Gateway, the surrounding architecture is the canvas.
DEADLINE: August 15, 2017

The Bountiful Davis Art Center is requesting proposals for a project to decorate the planter box in front of the Art Center, located on the corner of Main Street and 100 North in Bountiful.There is a city-owned planter box in front of the main entrance about 5 feet in front of the door that is also on the property.
DEADLINE: August 15, 2017

Moab ArTTrails is seeking sculptors to submit works to be considered for its first annual sculpture exhibition.  Up to ten artists will be selected to display their sculptures in downtown Moab, Utah, for a year. Selected artists will receive a $500 honorarium and two nights lodging the weekend of October 13-15.  The City of Moab and Grand County have committed to purchase a piece valued up to $10,000 and a $1000 Peoples Choice prize will be awarded at the end of the exhibition.
DEADLINE: August 18, 2017

The Rio Gallery is now accepting artist proposals for exhibitions that will take place March – July 2018. The gallery welcomes proposals from Utah artists, arts organizations, and independent curators age 18 and over. These include solo exhibitions, small group shows, or larger curated exhibits. All visual arts media including new genres are accepted. All work must be original. Download the GUIDELINES prior to submitting your proposal online.
DEADLINE: September 3, 2017

The Alice Gallery is now accepting artist proposals for exhibitions that will take place March – July 2018. The gallery welcomes proposals from Utah artists, arts organizations, and independent curators age 18 and over. These include solo exhibitions, small group shows, or larger curated exhibits. All visual arts media including new genres are accepted. All work must be original. Download the GUIDELINES prior to submitting your proposal online. Please note: the Alice Gallery only accepts solo exhibitions.
DEADLINE: September 3, 2017

The Art of Planetary Science Exhibition – Celebrate the beauty and elegance of our universe by displaying your space and science-themed artwork at The Art of Planetary Science exhibition at the American Astronomical Society’s 2017 Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting, from October 16-19 at the Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Provo, UT. A viewing of the show and conference exhibitor hall will also be accessible by the public. Take this opportunity to engage a unique and international audience with your work. All types and levels of artists and scientists are encouraged to submit. Participation is free. Contact for direct inquiries:
DEADLINE: September 11, 2017

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: October 2017 (Date TBD)

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

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.

National & International

It’s LIQUID Group, [Venice, Italy] in collaboration with Cà Zanardi, is selecting all interesting video-art, painting, photo, installation and performance art works to include in Visions International Art Festival, that will be hosted in Venice, at Palazzo Cà Zanardi and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, from September 14 to November 26, 2017. Selection is open to all artworks of video art, photography, painting, sculpture/installation, art performance and experimental dance. Artists, architects, designers, photographers, video makers and performers are invited to submit their works and projects by e-mail to
DEADLINE: August 27, 2017

Manifest Creative Research Gallery [Cincinnati, Ohio] announces a call to artists for an upcoming art exhibition, November 10 – December 8, 2017. This exhibit sets out to survey and showcase works that reference, borrow, re-contextualize or otherwise utilize existing artworks, whether old or new, in a clear or obvious way. The ways in which this may be realized are incredibly numerous, and we are eager to see the various approaches artists feel fit this theme. There is no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental.
DEADLINE: August 28, 2017

SlowArt Productions [Hudson, New York] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, October 18 – November 11, 2017 at Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY. Juror: Limner Gallery Director. Open to all artists working in any media, this exhibition will include all interpretations and portrayals of the human head, from the traditional to the abstract and conceptual.
DEADLINE: August 31, 2017

Manifest Creative Research Gallery [Cincinnati, Ohio] announces a call to artists for an upcoming art exhibition, November 10 – December 8, 2017. This is an open call to artists worldwide exploring the theme of water from aesthetic, creative, and intellectual standpoints. This theme is open to wide interpretation and expression. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must in some way relate to the theme of Water.
DEADLINE: September 1, 2017

It’s LIQUID Group, [Bogota, Columbia] in collaboration with Jorge Jurado Gallery, is selecting all interesting photography, painting, installation/sculpture, video art and performance art works to include in the next 2017 exhibition Alchemic Body | Fire . Air . Water . Earth, International photography, painting, installation, video-art and performance art festival, that will be hosted in Bogotà (Colombia), at Jorge Jurado Gallery, November 1-30, 2017. The exhibition is organized and curated by Arch. Luca Curci (director of It’s LIQUID Group). Selection is open to video art, photography, painting, sculpture/installation, art performance and experimental dance.
DEADLINE: September 3, 2017

iber Artists of San Antonio (FASA) [San Antonio, Texas] is currently seeking fiber artists to enter the FASA 43rd Annual Juried Fiber Art Exhibit. FASA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to promote the appreciation and encourage support of fiber as an art form through exhibitions and educational activities. Artists are invited to submit up to 5 pieces completed within the last two years ($35 entry fee) for consideration. The juror’s final selections will be hung in the Semmes and Student Art Galleries at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio TX, Oct 13 to Nov 17, 2017.  There is no theme and collaborations are welcome; prizes will be awarded at the opening reception Oct 13, 6-8 pm at the galleries.
DEADLINE: September 4, 2017

The SXSW Art Program [Austin, Texas] showcases experiential and conceptual visual artworks that apply emerging technologies and immersive environments to spark discovery, inspiration, and connection. Incorporated into the broader ecosystem of creativity and innovation at SXSW, the art program serves as a launching point for collaborations and discussions around the role of visual and digital media arts in culture, technology, and the public realm.
DEADLINE: September 8, 2017

The Chelsea International Photography Competition (CIPC) [New York, New York] is an opportunity for both amateur and professional photographers to submit their artwork for a chance to exhibit in New York City and receive valuable promotional benefits.The work of selected artists will be presented at Agora Gallery, an elegant street-level space located in the heart of the Chelsea arts district next to the High Line in New York City. Agora Gallery attracts thousands of visitors with its welcoming interiors and striking exterior. All awards are geared toward giving the winners valuable exposure with an aim to accelerate their art careers and encourage future productivity.
DEADLINE: September 13, 2017

Arc Gallery [San Francisco, California] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, November 11 – December 9, 2017. $250 check, Award ribbon, certificate & show catalog for top 3 works. Juror: Danielle Fox, Slate Contemporary Gallery, Oakland. Open to artists residing in the United States. Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book. We are seeking work that captures the elusive magic of the word, “luminous.” Subjects may encompass the brightness of a celestial object, eyes glowing with love, an ardent heart, a halo of light, radiant power, something ablaze, or objects that are shimmery, sparkling, glistening, lustrous, incandescent.
DEADLINE: September 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Residencies & Professional Development

Pittsburgh International Airport [Pittsburgh International Airport] During the first artist in residence at the Pittsburgh International Airport, artists will have one year to get to know this compelling place and develop a creative project in response to the residency. During the first year of the program, the selected artist will gain access to the diverse communities that work in, partner with, and reside around the Pittsburgh International Airport. These groups include the traveling public, Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) employees, airlines, local businesses, regional arts organizations, regional neighbors, and partner organizations. The artist will spend one year producing activities that engage these communities. After the first year, the artist will a produce a creative project with the support of ACAA and the Office of Public Art (OPA).
DEADLINE: August 28, 2017

NARS  [Brooklyn, New York] is now accepting applications for the International Residency Program from international and US based artists. The NARS residency supports emerging and mid-career artists and curators working across all disciplines through three and six-month residencies, creating a space for artistic dialogue and international cultural exchange for an extended period of time. NARS offers 24/7 access to furnished, private or semi-private studio spaces (280-325 sq ft) in their diverse artist community in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. As a studio based residency, the focus is on the artistic process and the experimentation that results from working alongside other artists, within New York’s cultural and sociopolitical context.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2017

Cotto’s Studio Residency Program [Lima, Peru] provides a unique opportunity for artists to research and produce new ceramic projects under the guidance of the Cotto Studio advisors/directors, expand their practice by exploring local materials, and develop new professional networks. The paid program covers a fully-equipped shared pottery studio, production materials including clays, glazes and oxides, kiln firings, feedback and assistance from our team of specialized ceramicists.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2017

Hill House Artist Residency [East Jordan, Michigan] supports talented artists with a two, three or four week stay in a semi-secluded log cabin near East Jordan, Michigan. It includes a well-stocked kitchen, a selection of instruments and some basic recording gear, as well as opportunities for community exchange through performance, readings and workshops (by request). Emerging musicians are offered a small stipend to aid in professional development. Artists age 21 and older from anywhere in the world may apply. Solo artists as well as collaborating teams of up to four people may apply.
DEADLINE: October 1, 2017

The Millay Colony [Austerlitz. New York] is an artists residency program in Upstate New York offering one-month and two-week retreats to six visual artists, writers and composers each month between April and November. We also offer a select number of group residencies for collaborating artists and virtual residencies for those who can’t spend prolonged time away from home. We welcome artists of all ages, from all cultures and communities, and in all stages of their career. Each residency includes a private bedroom and studio as well as ample time to work in a gorgeous atmosphere. We do not emphasize events or production goals. We believe we can offer artists nothing more precious than the chance to work, and we provide everything an artist needs to organize her time for maximum productivity.
DEADLINE: October 1, 2017

Omi International Arts Center [Hudson Valley, New York] hosts international visual artists, writers, musicians and dancers on 300 acres in the Hudson Valley region of New York, amidst a 10-acre contemporary sculpture park, The Fields Sculpture Park. Omi International Arts Center has four distinct residency programs: Art Omi International Artists Residency invites 30 visual artists from around the world every July for a four-week residency.
DEADLINE: October 15, 2017

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:
DEADLINE: November 1, 2017

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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.

Congratulations to 2017 Utah Champion, Ben Engel of Skyline High School!

Registration for 2017-2018 will open on August 22, 2017.

  • For details regarding Utah’s POL activities, email or call 801-236-7557.
  • For full details on the national poetry recitation competition, visit
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

Grant Panels

Become a Grant Panelist!

Have you ever considered being a grant panelist for our grants program? If not, maybe now is the time to start. Panelists get to learn about the great arts organizations, museums, schools, and folk artists that call Utah home. While serving on a grant panel, you will meet other arts, museum, and community-minded individuals who are invested in supporting Utah’s vibrant arts community. It is also a great education in grant writing. Have we convinced you to become a panelist? Fill out the Panelist Nomination Form to be placed on our list!



Who can be a grant panelist?
Panelists are typically professional and emerging individuals who identify as artists, educators, arts administrators/professionals, museum professionals, folk artists, and community members. We strive to assemble panels that are inclusive of several communities/groups and which represent ethnic diversity, gender, rural/urban representation, length of service in field, artistic genre, and size of organization represented.

What do grant panelists do exactly?
Good question! Grant panelists read and score grant applications. The scores provide the structure from which grant awards are made. Panelists have approximately three weeks in which to read and score 20-40 applications (depending on the application cycle). All work is done remotely except for the final half-day in-person panel review meeting. For a more detailed explanation of panelist roles and responsibilities please review our Panelist Packet.

How will I know if I am chosen to be a panelist?
After your panel nomination form is submitted, you will be added to our panelist database. The grants staff will use this database as they assemble panels for each grant opportunity. Submitting a panel nomination form does not guarantee you will be chosen to serve on a panel. If you are chosen, a member of the grants staff will contact you via phone or email to confirm your availability and will provide further instruction for the grant review.

Where do grant funds come from?
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UDAM) is funded by the state of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts. We provide grants to arts organizations, museums, schools, folk artists, local arts agencies, and many other arts-based community organizations. UDAM acts as the steward of these state and federal grant dollars, and we work to ensure equitable access to these funds for organizations across the state.

Panel Nomination Form (Individuals can nominate themselves or someone who they believe has the knowledge or expertise to serve.)

Panelist Packet (Detailed information about the panel review process.)

If you still have questions about the panel process call us!
Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager, 801.236.7550 or
Racquel Cornali, Grants Coordinator, 801.236.7541