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And read on to find the local opportunities that await in 2020 with this issue of CREATE.

“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”
— Kurt Vonnegut

Please keep the creative vibes alive and forward this email to a fellow creative spirit. CREATE is a monthly newsletter for artists, makers and those working in the industry. Each month it highlights creative opportunities, resources, and bits from our blog about local arts and culture happenings.

SPECIAL EVENT

CREATIVE MORNINGS ON “ROOTS” 

Park City, UT
Backcountry HQ | 1678 Redstone Center Dr #210
Jan. 31 | 8:30-10am

Creative Mornings is a free breakfast lecture series for the Creative Community. As a global concept, #CM attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy breakfast, fresh coffee, friendly people, local creative talent, and promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals.

This month, join the Arts Council and the CM SLC Chapter as we present the theme ROOTS. Laura Allred Hurtado, the Executive Director of the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, will speak on this month’s theme and tell us about UMoCA’s upcoming “Guerilla Girls” exhibition and the roots of feminism in art.

Anyone is welcome — just register beforehand to reserve your spot here, and stay in the know by checking out their Facebook event

CALL FOR ARTISTS

9TH SOUTH ROUNDABOUT 

Deadline: Jan. 24
Request for Artist Qualifications 

Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City Arts Council has an opportunity with a $114,000 budget for artists and artist-led teams to submit qualifications for the 9th South Roundabout Public Art Opportunity, to integrate artwork into the overall renovations of the roundabout at the intersection of Harvey Milk Boulevard (900 South), 1100 East, and Gilmer Drive. 

SAGE LIVING 

Deadline: Jan. 24 
Request for Artist Qualifications

Jackson, WY

St. John’s Hospital Foundation seeks five custom, site-specific artworks for Sage Living; a new residential senior care community. Artwork should contribute to a stimulating and imaginative atmosphere that supports creative engagement between residents, staff, and visitors. Finalists receive a $500 concept development stipend and selected artists receive a $14,000 commission fee. 

JEREMY RANCH ROUNDABOUTS

Deadline: Feb. 10 
Request for Artist Qualifications

Park City, UT

The Summit County Public Art Board (SCPAAB) is pleased to provide an opportunity for artists and artist lead teams to submit qualifications to integrate highly creative three-dimensional artworks to be placed in the two newly constructed roundabouts located at the Jeremy Ranch/Pinebrook exits (exit 141 westbound and eastbound) in Park City, UT. The budget for the project is $194,000. 

LEDGES EVENT CENTER 

Deadline: Feb. 28 
Request for Artist Proposals 

Coalville, UT

The Summit County Public Art Board (SCPAAB) is seeking artists to propose a concept for highly creative three-dimensional artwork to be installed on the east exterior of the Ledges Event Center at the Summit County Fairgrounds in Coalville, UT. The budget for the project is $38,000.

GOLDEN SPIKE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK 

Deadline: Feb. 28 
Request for Artist Qualifications

Salt Lake City, UT

The Spike 150 Legacy Selection Committee seeks artist(s) to take the singular point of time of the driving of the Golden Spike and extend the visual and time panorama. This interpretation would honor all of the railroad workers from the many different cultures and backgrounds whose backbreaking efforts were crucial in the awe-inspiring construction of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad. The budget is $250,000

51ST ANNUAL PARK CITY KIMBALL ARTS FESTIVAL

Deadline: Mar. 1
Call for Artists

Park City, UT

The 51st Annual Kimball Arts Festival Call for Artists is now open! Taking place on Park City’s Historic Main Street Jul. 31 – Aug. 2, the Festival serves as the primary fundraiser for the KAC each year. Artists are selected through a jury process, and over 200 artists will be invited to participate.

GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS

POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION

Deadline: Ongoing
Artist Grants

Supporting and strengthening the creative lives of artists. Mid-career professional artists (painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmaking) with demonstrable financial need are encouraged to apply. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues. Awards range from $5,000 to $30,000, depending on need and circumstance.

UTAH DIVISION OF ARTS & MUSEUMS

Deadline: Jan. 31
Visual Arts Fellowship

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.

UTAH DIVISION OF ARTS & HUMANITIES

Deadline: Feb. 21
Artist Career Advancement Scholarship 

The Utah Division of Arts and Humanities is offering their first round of Artist Career Advancement Scholarships to support the professional development and career advancement of artists. These scholarships are designed to support artists by helping them take advantage of timely external professional opportunities and by providing access to resources to advance their artistic careers.

PAAM

Deadline: Apr. 1
Grants for American Painters

The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant is awarded annually to under-recognized American painters over the age of 45 who demonstrate financial need. The mission of this grant is to promote public awareness of and a commitment to American art, and to encourage interest in artists who lack adequate recognition.

JOB/INTERNSHIPS

PCSC ARTS COUNCIL

Deadline: Feb. 20
Winter/Spring 2020 Internships

Park City, UT

The Arts Council is looking for awesome, driven, creative Interns to help with a range of projects for the Winter/Spring 2020 semester. Internships can be tailored to the needs of students. School credit is available if needed. Hours can be set based on availability. Commitment is 5-10 hours per week.

SSL ARTS COUNCIL 

Deadline: Until Filled 
Art Instructors 

South Salt Lake, UT

The South Salt Lake Arts Council is currently accepting applications for instructors in the Creative Arts for Life Program. South Salt Lake’s Creative Arts for Life Program for seniors and adults is a program directed at providing adults and seniors with the self- empowering opportunity of creating works of art.  

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

COMMUNITY CONVENING: INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, ACCESS

Park City, UT
Christian Center of Park City | 1283 Deer Valley Dr.
 

Join the Arts Council at the next Project ABC Community Convening on Friday, Feb. 14 from 9:30am – noon that will focus on FACES and PROGRAMMING Collective Priorities from the Project ABC Cultural Plan. There will be guest speakers from Salt Lake City and Ogden coming to share their knowledge, projects, and ideas regarding both the role of art in furthering efforts of inclusion, diversity, equity, and, access as well as how to better integrate these values into the arts.

CLASSES/RESOURCES

THE ART OF LOVE – DINNER, DRINKS & ART 

Park City, UT
St. Regis Deer Valley | 2300 Deer Valley Dr. E

This Valentine’s Day at 6:30pm skip the chocolates and flowers and instead give the gift of creativity! Join Kimball Art Center at the St Regis Deer Valley for a delightful dinner, perfectly paired libations, and creative keepsakes. Artistic projects include ink-prints, watercolor and a fused-glass candle holder.

CREATIVEBUG

Free Online Resource

By signing up with Creativebug you’ll enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes. Watch classes anytime, anywhere. Since these classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. View all classes and sign up at the link above. 

VOLUNTEERING

WINTER ARTS SHOWCASE 

Park City, UT

The Winter Arts Showcase coming up on President’s Weekend (Feb. 15 & 16 from 10am-5pm) features nearly 30 artists booths, selling their creative endeavors including paintings, photographs, books, jewelry ceramics, fabric, textiles and sculpture. We are looking for volunteers for the event to help us set-up and greet guests. If you’re interested, please email leslie@pcscarts.org or fill out our volunteer form here. 

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE: SUMMER LABS 

Sundance Mountain Resort, UT

Volunteer applications for the 2020 Summer Labs are now open! Summer Labs provide you with an exciting, behind the scenes opportunity to support Sundance artists in their creative processes throughout the summer season! If you have questions, contact volunteers@sundance.org.