The Utah Endowment for the Humanities has received an Exemplary Award of $74,710 from the National Endowment for the Humanities. These awards are given to state humanities councils to support outstanding projects in history, literature and other fields of the humanities.

"Not only do they further the goals of the state councils, these creative programs often serve as models for other states across the country," said NEH chairman Lynne V. Cheney.Utah's project is titled "Seeking the Common Good: Environmental Ethics." The grant will be used for a series of round-table discussions on environmental ethics, to be held in eight college communities around the state. An accompanying documentary will be produced by PBS television station KUED.

- THE UTAH ARTS COUNCIL is accepting applications from artists who want to work in residence throughout the state. Deadline for applications is June 17.

Those applicants selected through a competitive panel process comprise the UAC's artist bank, a pool of recommended artists in music, dance, theater arts, literary arts and visual arts. The UAC helps to pay their fees in residencies around the state, ranging from 10 days to a year. Artists should be professional and have ability to work with students of varying ages.

To obtain an application form, call the artists in education staff at 533-5895, or write to the Utah Arts Council, 617 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84102.

- OPERA AMERICA is accepting applications for the 1992 OPERA America fellowship program. The deadline for application is July 5.

The fellowship program is designed to encourage those committed to a career in opera administration or production - financial management, marketing and public relations, education, fund-raising, technical/production and/or artistic administration.

Each fellow will work with three OPERA America companies of varying size and production style over a 12-month span, beginning in January 1992. Fellows receive a stipend of $1,000 per month, in addition to air fare and housing.

Since 1970, OPERA America has provided a variety of informational, artistic and administrative services to the professional opera companies of North America. For application guidelines and materials, contact Fellowship Coordinator, OPERA America, 777 14th St., NW/Suite 520, Washington, D.C. 20005. Telephone 202/347-9262. Fax: 202/393-0735.