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Mountain West Arts Conference 2016 Archive

2016 Conference Resources


Photos from MWAC 2016


Session Presentations & Handouts

Borrowed Voices, Imagined Places: Building Community Through Poetry
Presenter: Lance Larsen
Materials: Powerpoint (with images from Bill Owen) |  Dramatic Dialogue Handout

Social Media in 2016: Strategy and Best Practices
Presenters: Sara M.K. Neal and Ginamarie Marsala
Materials: Presentation  |  Handout

Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts: Perspectives and Practice
Presenters: Chrissy Deal, Mario Duran, Alex Moya, Cat Palmer, Spencer Terry
Materials: Presentation

Good Culture Makes Good Neighbors: Using Cultural and Heritage Tourism to Create Successful Partnerships
Presenters: Nan Groves Anderson, Justina Parsons-Bernstein, Joan Hammer, Brad Westwood
Materials: Presentations  |  List of County Travel Councils

Local  Arts Agency Summit: Creative Placemaking
Presenters: Lesly Allen, Sharen Hauri, Jake McIntire, Diane Stern
Materials: Lesly & Sharen’s Presentation  |

Thank you to our 2016 conference sponsors:


We gratefully acknowledge the support of our conference sponsors in helping us to provide scholarships to the Mountain West Arts Conference.

art works for kids Stewart Family Foundation



The Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards

The Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards are presented annually in conjunction with the Mountain West Arts Conference. The awards recognize those qualities that advance the arts for the people and communities in our state and are Utah’s highest honor in the arts.

The 2016 Governors Leadership in the Arts Awards recipients were recognized during the MWAC. Click on the award recipient to view their video.