Dixie State CEBA program accepting art and business grant applicants

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie State University/Center for Education, Business and the Arts Business of Art program is seeking applicants for six artist grants, which will be awarded at the 2013 Business of Art Seminar held Nov. 8 and 9 at Kanab Middle School in Kanab.

The funding for the annual grant program is made possible by a generous donation from Zions Bank and its president and CEO, A. Scott Anderson. The program was created to support homegrown artists, small business gallery owners and art educators in Southern Utah, northern Arizona and southern Nevada who attend the annual Business of Art Seminar.

“The arts are not only to entertain and business is not only to make a profit,” Anderson said. “The arts incarnate the creativity of a free people and creativity is the juice that drives business differentiation and success. This in turn enriches our community, bolsters our economy, creates new jobs and makes our lives richer and better.”

Grants will be awarded in six different categories: Gallery business, art educational content, art education workshop, artist business, artist purchase prize and artist student award. Eligible applicants and recipients must have attended a previous Business of Arts conference from 2009 to 2012. The deadline to submit grant applications is Aug. 15.

Seminar information and registration, complete grant guidelines, application forms and more can be found here. The cost of this year’s seminar is $15 and can be paid online.

The annual Business of Art Seminar is presented by DSU and CEBA in an effort to not only educate artists and enhance their business skills, but to improve the economic development of Southern Utah. This year’s seminar will feature an exciting schedule of classes and workshops, presented by knowledgeable professionals from throughout Utah. For more information, please contact DSU Sears Art Museum Gallery Curator Kathy Cieslewicz at 435-652-7909 or at cieslewicz@dixie.edu.

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