Artist Resources – Professional Development
Classes and Workshops
Find local and regional classes, workshops, and groups that you, your family, or your kids can join.
Ballet West Academy
The Frederick Quinney Lawson Ballet West Academy trains pure classical ballet with a uniquely American Syllabus developed by Artistic Director Adam Sklute in conjunction with world-renowned faculty and artistic staff. The Ballet West Academy, the official school of Ballet West is Utah’s premier source of dance training providing the highest caliber of ballet instruction to the pre-professional student as well as those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of this beautiful and demanding art form. Along with their unique relationship with the professional company and artistic staff of Ballet West, they have a superior faculty who are dedicated to developing and inspiring the whole child, both as an accomplished dancer and healthy individual. Academy students experience a structured curriculum offered in a nurturing and positive environment, targeting and exploring each student’s individual strengths and abilities.
Clark Planetarium – Summer Camps
Summer Camp Partnerships with the Natural History Museum of Utah.
Rock N’ Roll Camp for Girls
Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls, Salt Lake City (RRCFG-SLC) is a summer day camp for girls, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth from all backgrounds ages 8-17. During the week-long day camp, youth of all skill levels will learn to play an instrument, form a band, write a song, and perform their original composition for family, friends, and hundreds of screaming fans!
Repertory Dance Theatre – Ring Around the Rose
RDT’s Ring Around the Rose is a “wiggle-friendly” performance series for children and families that explores the magical world of the arts, including dance, theatre, music and storytelling.Single
- Tickets: $5.50* / show
- Subscribe for just 4.00* / show (minimum of 6)
Discovery Gateway – Programs, classes and camps
Whether your child loves painting, dancing, stories, or scientific exploration their programming offers fun and educational classes that range from literacy and culturally-based activities to science, to visual and performing arts. Discovery Gateway’s daily classes and weekly workshops are free with admission to the Museum, and every Discovery Gateway program is based on research, evaluation, and testing.
Spy Hop is a digital media arts afterschool program for students ages 13-19 of all skill levels and aspirations. Gain new skills with the gear you need to bring your artistic vision to life.
Spy Hop’s mission is to mentor young people in the digital media arts to help them find their voice, tell their stories, and be empowered to affect positive change in their lives, their communities, and the world. They envision a world in which all young people possess the skills and mindsets necessary for future success and that their voices are heard and valued in their communities.
Ririe-Woodbury – Young Dancer’s Workshops
These two-day workshops, taught by the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company dancers, are designed specifically for high school and middle school students. Classes include: modern dance technique, improvisation, folk forms, ballet, jazz, yoga and repertory. The Young Dancer’s Workshop provides an incredible opportunity for students to work closely with Ririe-Woodbury Dancers. The Company will share dances from their current repertoire with the workshop participants.
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art – Out Loud
Out Loud is an artistic platform for youth voices in the LGBTQIA+ community. Through explorations in contemporary art and the creation of a museum exhibition featuring their own artwork, students build their capacity for self-expression and cultivate a sense of agency as important contributors to our society. The program promotes a safe space for interactions with peers, mentors and the greater community, helping students build positive social connections and share their experiences with others.
Clever Octopus Inc. – Camps and Classes
Clever Octopus is thrilled, delighted, and proud to be partnering with so many excellent programs this year! All of their summer camps have registration through the partner organization, and they will be your best source of information for program registration details and policies (each program is linked to the registration page). Let them know if you have any questions!
Bad Dog Arts
Bad Dog Arts is an artist-run nonprofit arts organization located in downtown Salt Lake City. Bad Dog Arts provides programs for youth in our community ages 5-18, by creating a safe space to engage in confidence-building and highly creative activities in the studio, in the classroom, and out in the community. At Bad Dog, they believe art reflects what is possible and that art can inspire and challenge young people to discover their potential and strive for excellence in all facets of their lives.
For Professionals / Adults
Utah Cultural Alliance – Trainings
Downtown Artist Collective – Workshops
Visit this website to browse and sign up for workshops run by the Downtown Artist Collective.
The Violin Making School of America
For over 40 years, The Violin Making School of America has been acknowledged as an international leader in Luthier education. It was founded in 1972 by Peter Paul Prier in Salt Lake City, Utah. In this beautiful setting, the school provides you with a foundation of skills and knowledge on which to build a career as a Luthier.
The school seeks applicants who are motivated to combine the unique skills of violin making with the desire to construct instruments of tonal and aesthetic beauty.
The Masters Academy of Art – Workshops
The Masters Academy of Art is an answer to the growing need that a number of students find when seeking out traditional Academic Art instruction. This Academy teaches the same Classical techniques and methods of drawing and painting taught in the schools of 19th Century Paris. In an extremely regimented environment, students learn how to observe nature with a high degree of accuracy. The structure of the course allows students to progress at their own rate of learning with no time constraints, grades, or due dates to contend with. Critiques are given daily to ensure that the students understand and become intimately familiar with the methods of seeing and interpreting a subject. In such a strict and organized learning environment, the rate of student progression is dramatically hastened.
Ririe-Woodbury – Open Company Classes (Advanced/Professional)
Company class is available to advanced/professional dancers on scheduled dates.
The Bboy Federation is a non-profit organization that showcases Hip Hop Arts as a viable path to success through practice, performance and education. They strive to promote street style dance as a respected and legitimate art form.
The focus of The BBOY FEDERATION is to help grow the Hip Hop community in Utah while providing local youth with an opportunity to develop their skills. This is done through competitions, workshops, performances and education. The ultimate goal is to provide members of our community with a chance to learn, work and travel while exposing the local Hip Hop scene to people from all over the country. By providing a forum to unite Hip Hop artists and their families in passion for their art, participants in the Bboy Federation are inspired to succeed not only on the dance floor, but in life itself.
Kenshin Taiko is a Salt Lake City based group of drummers who help to keep the spirit of Japanese culture and drumming alive. Various taiko styles exist. Kenshin Taiko tends to be a little more traditional while some of their “cousin” groups are more avant-garde. Their goals include learning, growing together and having fun.
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art – Workshops
Classes and workshops at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art are designed to offer an in-depth learning experience by stimulating critical thinking and creativity for adults and children.
Utah Symphony Utah Opera Education
Classical music education for adults and children, schools and teachers, and more.
Samba Fogo – Classes, Workshops, Camps
Samba Fogo is spreading the joy of Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance through classes, workshops and camps all year for both adults and children, located at the SLC Arts Hub, 663 W 100 S in downtown Salt Lake City. You can check out their calendar for more dates and times.
Repertory Dance Theatre – Workshops
RDT’s workshops fuel a shared passion for artistic movement and allow students to study the depth of repertory works.
Craft Lake City – Workshops
In support of their mission to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art, Craft Lake City holds DIY workshops all year long taught by some of Utah’s most skilled artisans. Workshop topics run the gamut from gourmet food to floral arranging to fiber arts. Take a workshop to perfect a skill, kick-start a new hobby, meet like-minded people and support the local maker movement.
Register early as our most popular workshop topics sell out quickly! Sign up for our newsletter to be among the first to know when workshops are listed.
Interested in teaching a Craft Lake City workshop? Please complete this workshop proposal form.
Art Access – Various Programs
Explore the various programs Art Access has to offer including workshops, classes, mentoring opportunities and more.
DRAW Inc Art Gallery
DRAW Inc serves disadvantaged and underserved groups through art education and community outreach programming. They also provide artist resources, affordable classes and a platform for Rocky Mountain region artists to show and sell their artwork through the DRAW Inc Gallery.
Meet your creative community! Get together with these groups, participate in these events, and share experiences and opportunities with one another.
801 Creative Women
801 Creative Women came to life in 2017 in response to the need for more recognition and support of Utah’s many female artists and is a grassroots movement for connecting and supporting creative women in Utah. They advocate, support and collaborate with each other to host events and lend their logo to others. If you have an event that would appeal to this growing, engaged group of females, please send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Utah Arts Alliance – Connect
Utah Arts Alliance invites visual artists to bring their original work to their gallery and compete for a spot on their wall. But it’s not ALL about competition. In fact, they encourage artists to think of Connect as a testing ground for the real art world — where you can learn how to accept success & defeat gracefully and push yourselves to interact with other creative people.
Connect @ Urban Arts Gallery // 2nd Friday, 6:30-9pm // February-November // 116 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Connect @ Draw Inc. Gallery // 4th Friday, 6:30-9pm // March-October // 752 6th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Utah Film Center – Artist Foundry
Utah Film Center Artist Foundry, founded in 2015 as Avrec Art House, was created to fill a need and empower local independent artists to create fresh cinematic stories through community, resources, and infrastructure. They know making great art is challenging, and they’re here to help reduce barriers and support artists in their endeavors. Artist Foundry is a home were filmmakers can hone their craft and create independent art.
Salt Lake Gallery Stroll
The Salt Lake Gallery Stroll strives to promote and provide access to the expression, appreciation, and understanding of the visual arts in Salt Lake City and to increase the reputation of Utah artists and art organizations locally, nationally and internationally. They seek to remove intellectual, social and physical barriers to the enjoyment and understanding of visual art and encourage awareness of Salt Lake City’s diverse visual art community. They strive to broaden the local audience interested in visual arts and improve the quality of their experiences.
Downtown Artist Collective
The Downtown Artist Collective is an artist co-op founded by local artists and entrepreneurs, a place for artists and the community to come together through galleries, studio, and learning space located in Downtown Salt Lake City. They strive to create a community where artists can reflect, collaborate, and share in a cooperative environment. Their goal is to provide a space for excellent artists to exhibit work and share skills with each other and the community.
The DAC is an artist-run gallery. Artists staff the gallery and operate all aspects of the business.
AIGA – Salt Lake City
AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, they bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. They define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.
City and County Guidelines
Pertinent information on policies and procedure for the creative community.
Sidewalk vendors and street performer applications
The City allows business entrepreneurs to utilize public property for the benefit of all citizens. This includes distributing food from a vending cart, displaying and selling local art and allowing entertainers to perform. it also includes the distribution of print media.
The City Welcomes a variety of Special Events in the downtown area to enliven the atmosphere for all of those who live, work and play in Salt Lake. Events are family-friendly, high-quality events that enhance energy.
Events include a variety of quality, artistic, education, recreational and entertainment programs and activities for residents and visitors alike.
When an organization uses City property for an event, Real Estate Services must determine if the City space is open to the public or being used exclusively for the event. One criterion we consider is if the plans include the assembling of a barrier or fence restricting entrance. Another consideration is whether an entrance fee is charged. If the event is determined exclusive, Real Estate Services will enter into a lease agreement. If alcohol is part of the event, an Alcohol Concession Agreement* is necessary; this is a legal authorization to allow the event to have alcohol on City property.
All permits and licensing
Research business licenses and apply for permits.
Various Event Permits
Special event, demonstration, film and block party permits.