Sample Prompts

Need help getting started? Consider these prompts to begin creating your work of art.

  • Fill in the blank: COVID is _________ but the arts are __________.

  • Complete the sentence: Because of the arts ______________.

  • How is art a cure?

  • ResiliART: How does art help you be resilient in your life?

M'ART'ch Madness





In March, the Utah Partnership for Arts Education is sponsoring a K-12 art competition titled M”art”ch Madness as part of the Arts for Life Utah initiative. M”art”ch Madness is a multidisciplinary, bracket-style, art competition presenting student art on the theme Arts for Life. 


Submissions from the fields of dance, drama, music, visual arts, media arts, literary arts, and more are accepted. Submissions are due March 1st and will be published as an online digital gallery on this site and on social media platforms.

How the Bracket Works & Prizes

Directors of the Arts for Life Utah initiative will select 16 works of art to participate in the M”art”ch Madness competition on Instagram. Selections will be determined by the quality of work and connection to the theme. The 16 finalists will be announced soon thereafter and voting will open on March 22nd on Instagram.

Finalists will be published on the @artsforlifeutah Instagram story in pairs and viewers will be able to vote for their favorite! Each day the previous day's winners will be paired until we have a final winner on March 27th. Additionally, one winner will be selected from each art form (dance, visual art, music, and theatre). The grand prize winner will receive a pair of AirPods in the mail!

Submission Requirements

  • Connected to the theme Arts for Life.

  • Digital file prepared to share on the Instagram platform: no larger than 4GB, 1-minute limit, aspect ratio 1:1, 1080p x 1350p is best.

  • Acceptable formats include: .doc, .jpg, .pdf, .png, .mov, .mp4, .mp3. 

  • Include biographical information: name, school, age, and grade (a headshot is optional but welcome).

  • Include an artist statement about your piece (250 words max).

  • Teachers can submit for students who have given permission for their work to be shared.

  • Submit by March 1st to be considered for the competition.

  • Submit to or DM us on Instagram @artsforlifeutah.


  • March 1st - Submissions Due

  • March 15th - 16 Finalists Announced

  • March 22nd - M’art’ch Madness Voting Opens

  • March 27th - Final Winner announced

Resources for Teachers

The professional arts education organizations in Utah that are sponsoring this initiative (UMEA, UDEO, UAEA, and UACTT) have created Canvas courses for teachers to share to help prepare students for participation in the competition or to simply create works of art on the theme "Arts for Life." Find these modules and assignments in the resource section of our website.

Click here to download a flier to share with your students, friends, family, and colleagues.

©2019 Utah Partnership for Arts Education.