2024 Deadlines & Important Dates
- Friday, January 26: Completed applications must be received by the Utah Arts Festival no later than midnight.
- Friday, March 18: Notification emails sent to applicants
- Friday, April 5: Signed contracts due back to Festival no later than 5:00 pm
- June 28 -30: Utah Arts Festival
Completed applications and supporting materials must be received by the Utah Arts Festival no later than midnight on January 26, 2024. All performing arts applications must be completed online. NO drop-off applications are accepted.
The 48th annual Utah Arts Festival is scheduled for June 28 - 30, 2024 at Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City. The Utah Arts Festival is the largest, outdoor, multi-disciplined event held in Utah. Having garnered numerous awards internationally, nationally and locally, the Festival remains one of the premiere events that kicks off the summer in Utah each June. Patrons enjoy three days of award-winning fine arts in the Artist Marketplace, live performances on five stages, street theater, fine arts exhibition, a film program, children's art and culinary arts.
The Utah Arts Festival places an emphasis on review of recent, live performance and/or rehearsal video as part of the jury process. Please provide links to your most current and relevant live performance and/or rehearsal video links and streaming links to ensure we are able to understand and evaluate your work as an artist. Applications without required materials in the format specified below will be disqualified.
Artists will be selected by a peer jury composed of musicians, music critics, professionals in the performing arts, and local music enthusiasts. Jury selections will be based upon materials submitted with the application, including live performance or rehearsal videos. The jury will look for professionalism, originality, creativity, and suitability for the Utah Arts Festival.
The Utah Arts Festival is working to ensure we balance tradition and innovation. The number of consecutive years an artist has participated in the Utah Arts Festival will be taken into consideration as part of the final selection process. The Utah Arts Festival reserves the right to “rest” an artist for one year after three consecutive years of participation.
ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS: At this time, we are unable to accept applications from international artists. However, if you are an internationally based artist or booking agent representing an international artist that will already be touring in the U.S. in 2023, please contact
BOOKING AGENTS: If you have an artist routing through the Mountain West region in late June 2023, please contact
Thanks for your interest.
Completed applications and supporting materials must be received by the Utah Arts Festival no later than 5:00 P.M. on January 26, 2024.
Accepted performing artists are required to sign a contract with the Utah Arts Festival Foundation, Inc., specifying, among other things, payments, requirements and liability. Accepted performers grant the Festival permission to use submitted materials for archival, publicity, and website purposes before, during, and after the Festival.
A limited number of headliner and sub-headliner slots are available annually by invitation and the terms of these contracts are negotiated independently. The Utah Arts Festival does not pay transportation or housing for local or regional artists.
Information packets detailing all production and setup information will be sent to accepted artists with their contract. Questions regarding the Utah Arts Festival may be directed to Festival offices, (801) 322-2428, by mail to 230 South 500 West, #120, Salt Lake City UT 84101, or emailed to
Based on an average performance time of 50 minutes, performing artists who apply and are offered a performance opportunity through our juried process will receive $150 for the first group member or solo artist and $100 for every member thereafter. Note: Groups of over 20 performers will be compensated for a maximum of 20 persons. No on-site payments will be made. All payments will be made through ACH deposits or mailed by July 31, 2024.
Non-Profit Performing Arts Organizations
Non-profit performing arts organizations will be granted a stipend to the organization rather than a per performer amount. Please contact
The Utah Arts Festival will be in downtown Salt Lake City at Library Square and Washington Square.