Opportunity 2020: National Gallery of Art – Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts sponsors fellowships for full-time research, and are seeking applicants for their Senior and Visiting Senior Fellowship Program and their A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The Senior Fellowship will allow those who have held a PhD for five years to study for the academic year 2020-2021, while the Visiting Senior Fellowship offers a short-term period, up to 60 days. The A.W. Mellon Fellowship will last two academic years, 2020-2022, with the expectation to teach one course in a neighboring university in the second year. You can find more information about the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and the fellowships here.

Opportunity 2020: Sundance Film Festival Volunteers

Hey everyone, our friends at the Sundance Institute are opening up their volunteer application for the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, held January 23-Feb. 3, 2020 in Park City, UT. Volunteering with Sundance means being in the heart of the action, getting behind the scenes and gaining real hands-on experience. This is a really great opportunity, and something that can be added to your resume!

If you are interested in applying or learning about volunteering, please click here.

If you are planning on applying to be a Sundance volunteer, please also let BYU know! If we get a large enough group of student volunteers, then the group can get free access to workshops, panels, and other great experiences at Sundance. But we need to know who is planning on volunteering, so once you apply to Sundance, please fill out this form to let us know.

2019 Workshop: The Actors Workshop with Michael Flynn

June Workshop. June 10 through June 24. Mon/Wed/Fri, 6:00-10:00 pm, for a total of 7 sessions. Cost $299. TMG Owner/Agent Vickie Panek and Casting Associate Robert Andrus will be guests.
If you want to hone your audition skills and do some great scene work… sign up to work with Michael Flynn.
All your work will be on camera and will be uploaded to Flynn‘s website so you can watch it, break it down on your own and learn from it.
Flynn will work with you for the first six sessions. He’ll cover auditions in the first session. Move on to a couple monologues. Then follow up with scene work. Something like that. He may adjust the schedule depending on what you want to work on.
Flynn will edit your scenes for the seventh and final session with Vickie and Robert, during which they will give you feedback on your work.
It’s a great opportunity to show Robert and Vickie your work and be able to ask questions and get valuable input on not only your work but on the Utah film industry.
If this fits into your schedule, jump in. Hard work and results lie ahead. If you want to be a better actor, come join us.

2019 & 2020 Oxford Education Research Symposia

Dear Colleagues, we would like to invite you to participate in the Oxford Symposia, held at Colleges in the University of Oxford. Attendees may participate as observerspanel members or presenters of papers, reports, and commentaries. We welcome Posters too.

If your interests relate to aspects relevant to the theory and practice of universal education you may consider attending one of the Oxford Education Research Symposia. Consult the website for more information or contact me at conferences@oxford-education-research-symposium.com


SUMMER Session (29-31 July 2019) at Harris Manchester College

Abstract submission  – 12 July

Regular registration  – 16 July


FALL Session (4-6 December 2019) at St Anne’s College

Abstract submission  – 14 November

Early registration  – 2 September

Regular registration  – 18 November


SPRING Session (25 & 26 March 2020) at the Queens College

Abstract submission  – 9 March

Early registration  – 15 December

Regular registration  – 11 March

Those interested in the theory and practice of Women’s, Gender and Justice issues may submit to the Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposia. Consult the website for more information or contact me at info@oxford-womens-leadership-symposium.com


SUMMER Session (31 July–2 August 2019) at Green Templeton College

Abstract submission  – 12 July

Regular registration  – 16 July


AUTUMN Session (4–6 December 2019) Somerville College

Abstract submission  – 14 November

Early registration  – 2 September

Regular registration  – 18 November


SPRING  Session 23–25 March 2020, Somerville College

Abstract submission  – 9 March

Early registration  – 15 December

Regular registration  – 11 March


  • We accept abstracts on a rolling basis and send notifications within a week of submission.
  • Presenters are allocated 20 minutes to present followed by a ten-minute question session.
  • Symposia Participants may submit complete papers (six weeks after the conclusion of the meeting attended) to be peer-reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or sponsored academic journals.
  • Conference Oxford has hundreds of affordable bedrooms in Oxford colleges available, offering splendid views of college quadrangles and gardens.

Professional Grant Development Workshop 2019

Master the techniques of writing superior winning proposals
March 25 – 26, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
To be held at the University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Sponsored by the Grant Training Center

This intensive two-day grant proposal workshop is geared towards those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills, as well as beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing and writing winning proposals to various funding agencies. The focus will be on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources.

Participants will learn how to:

  1. Navigate the world of grant procurement
  2. Research and identify potential funding sources
  3. Address the guidelines of federal and foundation applications
  4. Find foundation and corporate giving for the state of Utah
  5. Understand the new federal guidelines for writing winning grants
  6. Know the review process and how to address key points for reviewers
  7. Write winning grants that stand out against scores of competing submissions
  8. Develop focused and realistic budgets
  9. Demonstrate the merits, excellence and innovation of your proposal
  10. Package professional grant submissions

Our ultimate goal is for you to walk away with a product specific to your interests, which includes the grant design, abstract and budget.


Questions? For more information visit our website www.granttrainingcenter.com or call: 1-866-704-7268
Workshop Fee: $595.00 (includes a comprehensive directory, electronic workbook, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast)
Rebate of $45.00 per person is given for two or more registrants from the same organization.
*Space is limited, and since this class fills up quickly, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.*

Can’t make it on March 25-26, 2019?
Join us March 19, 2019 for an
Online Version of This Workshop

Audition 2019: Ziegfeld Theater – A Chorus Line

The Ziegfeld Theater announces open auditions for the Broadway classic, “A Chorus Line,” directed by Amber Hansen, choreographed by McKenna Ward.

***Show pays a flat rate of $600, plus a $200 gift card for The Egyptian Theatre in Park City. All actors must be available for performances in Ogden and Park City to receive stipend.***

PERFORMANCES: Ogden performances at The Ziegfeld Theater are June 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 PM with a Saturday matinee on June 22 at 2:00 PM. Park City performances at The Egyptian Theatre are July 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 21 at 8:00 PM with the exception of the Sunday performances, which are at 6:00 PM.

ROLES: Seeking strong dancers who also sing and act well. All roles EXCEPT Bebe and Al are available. Those two roles have been cast. Colorblind casting – actors of ALL races and skin color are HIGHLY encouraged to audition. Roles detailed below.

AUDITIONS: Wednesday, February 27, 6-10 PM by appointment only. Auditions will be held as 1.5 hour group slots. You will sing first, then learn and perform a dance. To schedule your audition, click the button below pr go toZigArts.com and click “Audition,” under the “Join Us” tab. Invitation only callbacks for individual roles will be held Saturday, March 2 beginning at 10 AM. Callback sides will be given at initial auditions, if invited to come back.

***If you are absolutely unavailable to audition on these dates, let us know as soon as possible so that we may make other audition arrangements for you, if possible.***

LOCATION: Ziegfeld Arts Academy – 2440 E 6600 S, in Uintah (at the intersection of US-84 and US-89, behind Pitcher Sports and Best Western)

PREPARE: For the audition, bring a printed copy of your resume and a headshot or recent picture. Prepare a 30-60 second selection from a Broadway musical in the style of the show. Sheet music is required; accompanist provided. Also, please come with appropriate dance attire and shoes you are comfortable dancing in.

***Please no CD’s, mp3’s, or a cappella auditions. You are welcome to sing a selection from the show, but please bring a second, contrasting audition selection from a different musical (which we may or may not ask you to sing).***

REHEARSALS will begin May 4 and will usually be held at the Ziegfeld Arts Academy, Monday-Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoon. There will be longer spacing and tech rehearsals in Ogden the week before opening as well as in Park City the week before opening.

Volunteer Opportunity 2019: University Commencement

The college has been asked to provide three or more volunteers to assist as line marshals and ushers for University Commencement on Thursday, April 25.  Volunteers can be faculty, staff, administrators, or student employees (who can remain clocked in while assisting with commencement).

The commitment will be as follows:

Commencement Processional- Winter 2019

Line Marshal and Usher Orientation (please attend one session):

Monday, April 22, 2019

  • 10:00 am             Training in 3380 WSC
  • 2:00 pm               Training in 3380 WSC

Commencement Day:

Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • 8:15 am               Breakfast in the Hinckley Center
  • 9:00 am               Line-up at assigned positions
  • 9:15 am               Processional march from ASB to Marriot Center
  • 10:00 am             Commencement Ceremony
  • 11:30 am             Recessional

Thank you for your help!

If you are interested please lets know and we’ll send you the link to sign up.

Workshop/Audition 2019 – RMSSTA

After a hiatus last year, Rocky Mountain Summer Stock Theatre Auditions is back for 2019! We just opened up registration for RMSSTA 2019 and you can register through our website:  www.uvu.edu/rmssta.  It will be happening again at Utah Valley University in Orem, UT on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in the brand spanking new Noorda Center for the Performing Arts.

Students will have the chance to audition for multiple companies all on the same day.  Companies who have attended RMSSTA in the past include Brigham’s Playhouse, Carriage House Theatre, Jackson Hole Playhouse, Jake’s Chaparral, Lagoon Corporation, Lyric Repertory Company, Mack’s Inn Playhouse, Missoula Children’s Theatre, Pickleville Playhouse, Pinecone Playhouse, Post Playhouse, So. Colo. Repertory Theatre, Starlight Mountain Theatre, Summer Rep Theatre Festival, Sundance Summer Theatre, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, and Tuacahn.

Actors will still audition one by one for all of the companies in the brand new Smith Theatre in the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts at UVU.  Actors planning on singing for their audition will be scheduled all together at the beginning of the day with non-singing actors scheduled for later in the day.  Companies will identify which actors they would like to see in a callback.  Actors will then schedule a time to meet with a company representative in their dedicated classroom at UVU.  Call backs will happen during the later afternoon and evening in each company’s callback space.  Companies may decide to call back actors to see them dance.  We’ll have a group dance callback later on in the afternoon. Actors can choose between a mover’s combo, an advanced dancer’s routine, and a tap routine.  The individual auditions and the dance call backs will be filmed and made available to companies immediately online and later on DVD.

Production personnel can also find work at RMSSTA.  We’ll post tech positions from each of the companies and then interested students can sign up for a time slot during their call back time in the company’s classroom.  During their appointment, students stop by for a quick interview and to give the company their resume.

The cost for all of this is only $35 for each student if they register by January 20th.  Then the price jumps to $45 until January 30th, when registration closes.  All in all, it’s a phenomenal deal, compared to the Midwest Theatre Auditions at $50 and the South Eastern Theatre Conference at more than $170.  I hope you’ll encourage your students to come and make this year’s RMSSTA even bigger and better than last year’s.  Your students can register through our website: www.uvu.edu/rmssta.

If you have any questions about the audition, please don’t hesitate to contact Isaac Walters, UVU School of the Arts at the following contact opportunities: 1) 801-863-8434 or 2) isaac.walters@uvu.edu.