Creative Works Submissions
The CELEBRATE U Task Force is eager to identify University of Utah faculty members' exemplary creative works, whether they were performed, written, built, or have manifested in ways we can only imagine.
- Must have been employed full-time by the University of Utah at/during the time the creative work was realized
- Must currently hold any tenure-line or career-line faculty rank or status
- May currently work in any University of Utah department
Faculty members' names should be submitted IF:
- They were a primary contributor to a creative work
- The creative work was realized/acknowledged in 2017
- The creative work was extraordinary for faculty within their field*
*Annual and on-going creative works may be honored only once.
AND the creative work was one of the following:
- Performed, exhibited, or featured at a venue of national/international significance
- Produced by an imprint of national/international significance
- Commissioned for a site-specific, public location
- Received special recognition by a discipline-specific organization
Examples may include (but are not limited to):
- Worked as the cinematographer for a film screened at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
- Guest choreographer commissioned in 2014 for a piece that received its world premiere at the Rutgers University School of Dance in Spring 2017
- Composer's score received its first professional performance as part of the Utah Symphony subscription series on November 25 & 26, 2017
- The completed renovation of a rooftop garden was named a "2016 Top Green Project" by the American Institute of Architects in 2017
- A September 2017 announcement that a handmade book of poetry was selected to be included in the Guild of Book Workers' 2018-2019 traveling exhibition
- Hired in 2015 as a special effects modeler on Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3, which received wide release in May 2017
- Exhibited a series of five ceramic sculptures in a summer 2017 show highlighting contemporary Mountain West artists at the Denver Art Museum
- Invited to give a TED Talk in 2017
- Launched a new clothing company utilizing leather made from mycelium and agricultural byproducts in 2017
A multi-disciplinary panel will review all submissions. The panel will not be evaluating the quality of the creative work; instead, the panel will be confirming the extraordinary nature of the event and/or the venue for that particular creative work.
All submissions will receive a formal response from the panel in late February 2018.
Submissions must be received by 11:59pm MST on Monday, Feb 19, 2018. The following information will be required to complete a submission:
- Faculty creator's name, uNID, email address, phone number, and current CV.
- Name(s) of Co-creator(s), if applicable.
- Name, email address, and phone number of person completing the submission form, if not the Creator.
- A brief statement (up to 1500-characters) describing the nature of the creative work and how it is an extraordinary achievement for the faculty creator. Representative image(s) of the creative work. (Up to 3 representative images.)
- Web-based and streaming media-based creative works will require a URL pointing to the online location of the work. Type the URL(s) into a Word document, then save and upload as a PDF document.
- This might include: a photo of the exhibition venue, a published review, an event invitation or program, a website screenshot, a letter of recognition from the sponsoring organization, etc.
Please email any remaining questions about eligibility or the submission process to Abbeylin Farnsworth, J. Willard Marriott Library.