Scene clips for Jan. 24-24, 2007
Dancin’ in the street
The Sundance Film Festival welcomes the public to Music on Main on Lower Main Street from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25. Entertainment includes the bands Of Montreal, Shiny Toy Guns and West Indian Girl.
Arts council invites grant applications
In an effort to invest in Utah’s future and promote arts learning, the Utah Arts Council (UAC) will once again provide grants for arts education related activities. Arts education grants support arts integration, artistic excellence and professional development for teachers, schools and nonprofit organizations. The deadline to submit grant applications and supporting materials is March 1, 2007.
UAC offers arts education funding in three categories. Artists in Residence Grants support a resident artist in a nonprofit organization or private, parochial, charter or public school. In this setting, the artist integrates his or her work into the creative learning activity of students, schools and communities. Arts Education Project Grants for schools, districts and nonprofit organizations fund larger projects that promote artistic excellence and focus on arts learning and creation. Teacher Initiated Project Grants are available for any teacher in any private, parochial, charter or public school, and focus on professional development and art making for individual teachers.
Grant applications and supporting materials must be received by 5 p.m. at the Utah Arts Council, 617 East South Temple in Salt Lake City or postmarked by the deadline date. Grant applications and guidelines are available on the UAC Web site at http://arts.utah.gov, or by calling Arts Education Coordinator, Kait Kingston at (801) 236-7543.
For more technical assistance or for information about arts education grants, contact Arts Education program manager Jean Irwin at (801) 236-7542 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wailin’ Jennys concert postponed
Canadian folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys will perform at The Eccles Theater on April 15.
The group was originally scheduled for Feb. 21, but has since been rescheduled.
The Jennys, comprised of singer/songwriters Ruth Moody, Nicky Mehta and Annabelle Chvostek, have won the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy called the Juno award for their three-part harmonies. Their most recent album is "Firecracker," and some of their songs were featured in the American film based on Garrison Keillor’s life, "A Prairie Home Companion."
The Wailin’ Jennys perform on Apr. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the George S. and Dolores Dore Eclles Center for the Performing Arts at 1750 Kearns Blvd. Tickets range from $18 to $65 (children 12 and under are eligible for half-price and seniors receive a 20-percent discount). Tickets are $5 in the C-section for Summit County students (grades K-12). For tickets and information, please call (435) 655-3114 or visit http://www.parkcitytickets.com.
Park City Gallery Stroll cancelled
The Park City Gallery Stroll this month will be cancelled due to the Sundance Film Festival. The Gallery Stroll will return to its regular schedule with a stroll and live music Feb. 23. Call (435) 649-8882 for more information.
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