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Department of Dance professor Keely Song Glen. (Center of Latter-Day Saint Arts)

The center announced 50 winners in various creative disciplines, including visual arts, literature, music composition, film and dance

In response to the ongoing circumstances that have impacted individuals across all disciplines, the Center for Latter-day Saint Arts recently announced 50 grant winners to support its artistic community. These grants were awarded in disciplines of visual arts, scholarship, literature, musical composition, film and dance.

Thirteen of the grant recipients had ties to the BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications, with faculty, students and alumni being among those 50 recognized. The winners were chosen from hundreds of submissions to the center’s “Art for Uncertain Times” program, which was initiated to provide micro-grants for artists and scholars in the Latter-day Saint art community.

Title card for Keely Song Glen’s video “Covenant Keepers.”

The center’s call for submissions aimed to allow scholars and creative artists in any discipline to engage with the goals of the center — to advocate and explore the arts of our culture: visual art, music, literature, film, dance, design and drama. The organization encouraged submissions that related “to the needs of people at this specific moment in time.”

Department of Art Administrative Assistant Maddison Colvin. (Center for Latter-day Saint Arts)

The 50 winners each received grants of $250 for the submission of their works, which will be distributed digitally through the center’s website and social media platforms in the near future.

In its announcement, the organization emphasized the talent of those who participated in the program.

“The Center received hundreds of high-caliber proposals from artists and scholars all over the globe. We asked for a diversity of voices and are delighted by the diversity that we received — in viewpoints, disciplinary methods and geographical origins.”

Check out the complete list of grant winners (by discipline) who have ties to the college.


Dance | Rachel Barker – “Untitled”

Dance | Keely Song – “Covenant Keepers


TMA | Barrett Burgin – “Gathered”

TMA | Jeff Parkin – “Silver Linings and Compensatory Blessings”


Music | Jed Blodgett & Andrew Maxfield – “Untitled”

Music | Esther Megargel – “Songs of Comfort and Joy for Soprano, Piano and Flute”

Music | Joseph Sowa – “Untitled”

Visual Art

Art | Madeline Rands – “Untitled”

Art | Colby Sanford – “What Is Tiny, What Is Big?”

Art | Maddison Colvin – “Threshold (After Sonatine)

Design | Silvia Borja – “Fish Out of Water”

Design | Claire Forste – “Sufficient unto the Day”

Design | Sarah Robinson – “The Signs of the Times

Design | Brinnan Schill – “Untitled”

Design | Emily Wall – “Untitled”

Threshold (After Sonatine), 22 x 15 inches, gouache, acrylic ink and gesso on paper, 2020, Maddison Colvin.
Threshold (After Sonatine), 22 x 15 inches, gouache, acrylic ink and gesso on paper, 2020, Maddison Colvin.
Fish out of Water (Silvia Borja)
Fish out of Water (Silvia Borja)
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