The mission of the Arts Council is to promote, present, and support artists, arts organizations, and arts activities in order to further the development of the arts community and to benefit the public by expanding awareness, access, and participation.

Living Traditions Festival Performing Artist Guidelines

Fest Dates: May 20-22, 2022

Interest form due: Friday February 11th at 11:59pm. 


Salt Lake City Arts Council

The mission of the Salt Lake City Arts Council is to promote, present, and support Utah-based artists, arts organizations, and arts activities in order to further the development of the arts community and to benefit the public by expanding awareness, access, and participation.

https://saltlakearts.org/


Living Traditions Festival

The Living Traditions Festival supports the diverse artistic traditions and perspectives through the presentation of both historical and contemporary customs, facilitating thoughtful conversations about the unique qualities of various cultures, and the similarities of the human experience, while creating bonds among community members.

https://saltlakearts.org/livingtraditionspresents/festival/


Festival Dates & Hours:

*Dates & times subject to change.

Friday, May 20 - School Day Program 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Friday, May 20  5:00 p.m. – 10:00 PM

Saturday, May 21   Noon – 10:00 PM

Sunday, May 22    Noon – 7:00 PM


Festival Location:

Library Square and the adjacent Washington Square Park at 451 S. State St. in downtown Salt Lake City.


Stage information:

*All stages have changing rooms located backstage. There will also be designated equipment drop-off areas for performers.

Festival Stage 1: 32 feet wide x 24 feet deep x 3.5 feet high

Festival Stage 2: 32 feet wide x 20 feet deep x 3.5 feet high

Library Square Amphitheater Stage: 20 feet wide x 16 feet deep x 1 foot high (provides opportunities for performers to engage with audience directly)

Indoor Library Auditorium Stage: TBD


Additional Festival Information:

The Salt Lake City Arts Council will be responsible for the final selection of all performers and exhibitors, marketing announcements, press releases, management of festival grounds, and will provide stages, necessary audio equipment, and stage managers.

Performing artists are responsible for any additional materials needed to perform such as attire, instruments, props, etc.


Social Media/Website:

Please help us get the word out by sharing the Living Traditions Festival website and social media postings with your friends, community, family, etc.


Review & Selection Process:

Interest forms are reviewed by the Salt Lake City Arts Council’s Living Traditions Festival Advisory Committee, which is comprised of Arts Council staff and members from the community. The Salt Lake City Arts Council strives to make the interest form and selection process fair and equitable.  The Arts Council incorporates equity practices into the selection of the Living Traditions Festival Advisory Committee members, and the review process of interest forms.


Application Support:

If you do not have access to computers or WiFi to apply, the Main Library Branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library System offers free computer and WiFi access. If you require further resources to complete the application materials or have other questions, contact Dawn Borchardt at the info provided below.

You may also stop by the Art Barn offices (54 Finch Lane) in person Monday January 24, 31, and February 7 from 3-5pm, or by scheduling an appointment.

We do our best to respond to inquiries in a timely manner, however we may not be able to

respond to your inquiries in a timely manner during the final days prior to the interest form due date. Please give yourself ample time to complete the application.


Contact Information:

Dawn Borchardt, Program Coordinator

dawn.borchardt@slcgov.com, (801) 535-6553

Salt Lake City Arts Council