Performing Arts Fellowship – Closed for FY20
Utah Performing Artists
The purpose of the Performing Arts Fellowship is to acknowledge and encourage the careers of established, professional Utah artists demonstrating exceptional creativity in, and dedication to, the performing arts. The Fellowship seeks to support professional and committed Utah artists reaching pivotal moments in their artistic careers. Applicants are expected to demonstrate why now is the appropriate time in their career for this one-time award. The Fellowship is not an award to support a specific art project, recognition of lifetime achievement, or for artists just beginning their careers.
Two $10,000 fellowships will be awarded to performing artists annually. Performing arts disciplines will rotate every three years between dance, music, and theatre. This inaugural year will focus on music applicants.
Artist Career Advancement Scholarship
Utah Performing Artists
Follow this link to the new Artist Career Advancement Scholarships on our grants page. Artist Career Advancement Scholarships are being offered to support the professional development and career advancement of artists. These scholarships are specifically designed to support artists by helping them to take advantage of timely external professional opportunities and providing access to resources to advance their artistic careers.
If you are interested in applying please contact Jason Bowcutt, 801-236-7554, for a brief consultation prior to submission.
WESTAF’s TourWest Grant – Open – Deadline May 1, 2020
TourWest is a competitive grant program that provides subsidies to arts and community organizations for the presentation of out-of-state touring performing artists. Projects must take place between September 1 and August 31. All projects must have one public performance and one educational outreach activity. TourWest standard performance grants are available in an amount of up to $2,500 or 50% of the artistic fees, whichever is less. Applicants may apply for up to two standard performance grants. Applications can be found on the TourWest website.
Performing Arts Booking Conference Scholarship – Closed for fy20
Utah Performing Artists & Presenters
The Performing Arts Program provides scholarships for professional presenters or performing artists to attend annual booking conferences. Booking conferences are gathering places for performing arts professionals. These conferences provide opportunities for performing artists to market their art to presenters who are looking to bring performance to their communities. Booking conferences are also exceptional opportunities for artists to obtain professional development and network with other professionals in the field.
This link will open a list of regional booking conferences
OnStage in Utah Grant – Open – Deadline July 3, 2020
OnStage in Utah recognizes the important role presenters play in linking performing artists with Utah audiences. Funding is available to Utah Presenters to support a public performance with a separate community outreach activity of an in-state or out-of-state performing artist. OnStage in Utah funding covers 50% of artistic fees up to $2,000.