performing arts

Our performing arts services provide support to Utah performing artists and presenting organizations (presenters) in their efforts to enhance artistic/professional development and increase community involvement and accessibility.

Funding Opportunities
    Performing Arts Booking Conference Scholarship –Open 
      Utah Performing Artists & Performing Arts 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 - Cancelled for FY21
        Presenters Grant 

      Due to the uncertainty of our agency's budget and accommodations that need to be made due to COVID-19, Utah Arts & Museums has made the difficult decision to cancel the OnStage in Utah grant application for FY21.

      We remain committed to supporting the performing arts. While OnStage is being cancelled as a funding opportunity for this year, we are exploring other ways to assist artists and organizations that present performing arts.

        westaf tourwest grant - Closed
          Presenters Grant

        TourWest is a competitive grant program that provides subsidies to arts and community organizations for the presentation of out-of-state touring performing artists. Projects must take place between September 1 and August 31. All projects must have one public performance and one educational outreach activity. TourWest standard performance grants are available in an amount of up to $2,500 or 50% of the artistic fees, whichever is less. Applicants may apply for up to two standard performance grants. Applications can be found on the TourWest website.

          Artist Career Advancement Scholarships 
            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.



            Utah Presenters

            Click HERE for a list of Utah Presenters

            Utah Presenters is a network of organizations that bring performing arts events to their communities. Presenters connect with each other to foster collaboration, arrange block booking, provide professional development training, mentor and share best practices, and raise public awareness of the value of arts in communities.

            Presenters can join the Facebook membership-only group networking site. Contact Jason Bowcutt to request an invitation to join.

            Performing arts newsletter

            This newsletter contains information about local and national funding and professional development opportunities. If you would like to receive this please send a request via email to Jason Bowcutt,

            Please include your name, address and information about your art.

            Utah Performing artists List 

            Utah Performing Artist List – A list of Utah performing artists that have been booked through OnStage in Utah, or who have received funding to attend regional performing arts booking conferences.

            Performing arts Booking conferences

            Performing Arts Booking Conferences – This link will open a list of regional booking conferences.


            Jason Bowcutt
            Performing Arts