Call for Dance Performers

Deadline: January 24, 2020

All Dance applications for 2020 will be submitted online. Please read carefully all information below before submitting your application. 

2020 Deadlines & Important Dates

  • Friday, January 24: Application due no later than 5:00 PM
  • Friday, March 13: Notification letters / Contracts sent to artists
  • Friday, April 3: Signed contracts due back to Festival no later than 5:00 pm
  • June 25-28: 2020 Utah Arts Festival

The Show

The 44th annual Utah Arts Festival will be held Thursday, June 25, through Sunday, June 28, 2020, 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. More than 70,000 patrons enjoy four 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.

Selection Process

Jury selections will be based upon materials submitted with the application and on past performances both in Utah and at the Utah Arts Festival. The jury will look for professionalism, originality, creativity, and suitability of materials for the Utah Arts Festival.


Please complete the online application in full.

Thank you for your interest! The deadline has passed. Please consider applying next year.


Completed applications must be received by the Utah Arts Festival no later than 5:00 P.M. on January 24, 2020.


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 web site purposes before, during and after the Festival.


Payment to performers will be negotiated by the performer and the Executive Director of the Festival. The Festival does not pay transportation or housing for local or regional artists. No onsite payments will be made. All checks will be mailed by July 31, 2020.

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


The Utah Arts Festival will be in downtown Salt Lake City at the Library Square and Washington Square (the City & County Buildings). The Festival is a fenced, ticketed event with 24-hour security.