Beginning July 1, 2017, the Wasatch County Arts Council will begin taking applications to allocate $3,500 in grant money for local visual and performing artists in Wasatch County.
“We hope by providing some funding for art organizations in Wasatch County we will help already limited budgets to stretch further, and help them continue to succeed, and grow,” said Pat Sweeney, president of the WCAC.
Previous grant projects have funded advertising, purchasing of equipment, light renovation work, costume and facility rentals and purchasing music for a variety of local arts organizations. Interested arts groups can find the additional information about the available grants, eligibility criteria and submission deadlines at wasatchcountyarts.org.
In addition to providing grants to local visual and performing arts groups, this year the WCAC launched Heber Valley Artiscape, a five-month long arts season that begins in mid-June and runs through the Cowboy Poetry gathering in October.
Heber Valley Artiscape is designed to promote and raise awareness of the many different arts events in Wasatch County. Between June and October there will be over 114 arts related events from concerts in the park, to painting festivals, to live theater, and more.
“Our valley has a rich artistic heritage and we created Artiscape to celebrate that heritage with residents of and guests to Wasatch County,” said Kristen von Rosen, chair of the Artiscape Committee and WCAC board member.
According to von Rosen, the Artiscape is a collaboration of the many arts groups in Wasatch County to provide information and work together to promote all forms of art. The WCAC has created a calendar of events at hebervalleyartiscape.com or pick up a hardcopy brochure at the library, visitor center, Zions Banks, Lee’s and Fernweh. Also follow Artiscape on Facebook and Instagram at @HeberValleyArtiscape.
The mission and vision of the WCAC is to make Wasatch County a premier destination for visual and performing arts by increasing local participation and attracting visitors to the area. The WCAC receives major funding from the Wasatch County Council and has also received other funding through the Utah Division of Arts and Museums to help the council achieve its mission.
For more information on grants and what’s happening in the arts in Wasatch County visit www.wasatchcountyarts.org and Facebook.com/WasatchCountyArts.