The Arts and U

PUBLIC ART PROPOSALS

The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks proposals for outdoor sculptures for the newly constructed Katherine’s Courtyard. All materials, themes and scales are welcome. Preference will be given to proposals that give consideration to site specificity. Site visits are encouraged. Two selected proposals will each receive $1,000 for materials. Sculptures will be on display from early April-Aug. 17.

Proposals must include:

  • Rendering, drawing or model of the proposed work on the site
  • 200-word proposal including physical and conceptual description
  • Budget
  • 5 images of previous work

Proposals are due to Luke Leither by Friday, Jan. 19, and winners will be announced Friday Feb. 2.

Work must be completed and installed by March 31, 2018. Students are responsible for the installation and deinstallation of their work. The Marriott Library will retain images of the installs works for archival purposes.

U offers new Master of Arts in Teaching with emphasis in Fine Arts

College of Fine Arts’ new program aims to advance arts teaching skills and bolster arts advocates

The University of Utah College of Fine Arts is now accepting applications for the inaugural cohort of its new Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Fine Arts, MAT-FA, program. This two-year, primarily online program includes short on-campus summer residencies and is geared toward teaching artists – licensed or not – seeking a graduate level degree that emphasizes advanced coursework and pedagogy in teaching in and across the arts, including performing arts and visual arts.

“This program is taking shape at a really critical juncture,” said John W. Scheib, dean of the College of Fine Arts whose background is in music education. “We’re consistently learning more about the positive impact of arts experiences on education, and yet we have to work to keep arts funding vibrant. So, we are excited that this program is going to further support and refine the delivery of arts education in our communities.”

Due to the unique low-residency and hybrid structure, the program will provide working arts education professionals teaching in community or school-based settings the opportunity to obtain a master degree in their field of interest and expertise without having to relocate or stop working.

The program will embolden arts educators by providing the skills needed to discover new interdisciplinary knowledge they can use to enhance the quality and access of youth arts programs and curricula. It will also provide them the tools to promote the value of the arts in their communities.

“Arts advocacy is incredibly important both in our public-school spaces and in community settings,” said Anne Dibble, MAT-FA program administrator. “The intention of this program is to improve the ability of educators to act as advocates, as well as to educate the public on the power and intrinsic values associated with arts education.”

Applications for the summer 2018 semester are due by Feb. 1, 2018. For more information on the program, please visit the MAT-FA’s website.