Utah Division of Arts & Museums

Utah Division of Arts & Museums We serve as a catalyst for arts and museums programming throughout Utah. We encourage open and civil discussion. Comments which are disrespectful, offensive, denigrating, or defamatory will be rejected and removed. All comments are subject to GRAMA.

Connecting people and communities of Utah through arts and museums. Our goal is to promote innovation in and the growth of Utah's arts and culture community. We provide funding, education and technical services to individuals and organizations throughout the state. Please visit our other pages for specialized programming: Utah Visual Arts Program -- Arts & Museums | Literary Arts - Utah Arts & Museums | Utah Public Art Program - Utah Arts & Museums | DesignArts Program - Utah Arts & Museums Utah Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Dept. of Heritage & Arts.

Mission: Connecting people and communities of Utah through arts and museums.

Just another reminder that our DesignArts competition is open! The DesignArts Utah '19 juried exhibition will be held Se...
06/25/2019

Just another reminder that our DesignArts competition is open! The DesignArts Utah '19 juried exhibition will be held September 9 – October 18 at the Rio Gallery in Salt Lake City. Utah designers in any field may submit their work: realized, conceptual, or prototype designs are eligible. The deadline is July 26. The Juror’s Award Winner will receive a $3,000 award, and two designers selected in the student category will each receive a $500 award.

>artsandmuseums.utah.gov/design-arts-2/

The National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications from communities for The Citizens’ Institute on Rural De...
06/24/2019
Applications Now Live for the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design | Citizens' Institute on Rural Design

The National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications from communities for The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design, which will offer local design workshops that address specific community challenges, as well as creating a new cohort learning program that will engage rural leaders from up to 20 additional communities. All rural communities of 50,000 residents or fewer are eligible to apply for the CIRD local workshop and learning cohort opportunities. Nonprofits, tribal or municipal governments, regional planning organizations, and other community partners are encouraged to apply. Applications close July 22.

Attention rural communities: there's opportunity to be a part of the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design, a national initiative around rural design and creative placemaking.

Our museum services provide funding to support a museum’s staff, board members, or key volunteers to attend relevant c...
06/21/2019

Our museum services provide funding to support a museum’s staff, board members, or key volunteers to attend relevant conferences and trainings or online coursework and workshops. These conferences/trainings provide opportunities to expand organizations’ skill sets and network with other museum professionals in the field.

>artsandmuseums.utah.gov/museums/

The Camp Eagle Summer School Exhibit will be held at Springville Museum of Art on June 26, in conjunction with the museu...
06/20/2019
Calendar

The Camp Eagle Summer School Exhibit will be held at Springville Museum of Art on June 26, in conjunction with the museum's "Native Americans: Icons of the West" family event. Then on Thursday, June 27, from 6 - 9:30 p.m., the 21st annual Nebo Indian Education Pow Wow will be held at Larsen Elementary School in Spanish Fork.

Bring the whole family and join us as we learn more about Native American culture and other icons of the West. We will have dance performances, activities, and light refreshments.  

The Utah Afterschool Network is seeking workshop proposals for the 15th Annual Jump Start Conference to be held in Ogden...
06/19/2019
Jump Start 2019 Conference

The Utah Afterschool Network is seeking workshop proposals for the 15th Annual Jump Start Conference to be held in Ogden on November 1 and 2. Presentations should be interactive and feature fresh ideas for those working with youth ages 5-18. Proposals are due August 9.

Jump Start 2019 Conference Nov 01, 2019 7:30 am - Nov 02, 2019 5:00 pm 15th Annual Jump Start Conference November 1-2, 2019 Ogden Eccles Conference Center Ogden, Utah The 15th Annual Jump Start Conference is a professional learning event for afterschool staff,...

Our Museum Services staff were on hand in St. George last week for the Regional Heritage Stewardship Program, a partners...
06/18/2019

Our Museum Services staff were on hand in St. George last week for the Regional Heritage Stewardship Program, a partnership between the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, Utah Humanities and the Division of Arts & Museums. We will be hosting another round of workshops this fall. To find out more, please visit museums.utah.gov and click on the RHSP tab.

Our beautiful museum hosted a 2-day workshop by Utah Arts & Museums. We had museum personnel from Utah and surrounding states. Everyone had a great time and I hope learned a lot. Dyani Feige from Conservation Center for Arts was the instructor and she came from Philadelphia to present to us. Jennifer Ortiz and Emily Johnson were on hand from Utah Arts and Museum. Thank you ladies for your help and we look forward to having you back again in October for another informative workshop!!

Kudos to our Public Art Program and to this wonderful artist and fabulous piece!
06/14/2019

Kudos to our Public Art Program and to this wonderful artist and fabulous piece!

Americans for the Arts today honored Weber Valley Youth Center and artist David Griggs for his site-specific artwork, "Where the River Flows," as among 50 outstanding public arts projects created in 2018. The installation was commissioned through Utah’s Public Art Program. The Public Art Network Year in Review program specifically recognizes the most compelling public art in the past year.

David Griggs says the imagery of this work is derived from the Weber River and surroundings and is intended as metaphor of the ways the Center helps individuals “join in the river of people who are contributing members of society….it also offers a metaphor of hope.”

More info on Public Art Network Year in review at americansforthearts.org
More info on "Where the River Flows" at publicart.utah.gov

Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library will be hosting a lecture, poetry reading, archival exhibit, and refres...
06/13/2019
Art in the Library — HBLL

Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library will be hosting a lecture, poetry reading, archival exhibit, and refreshments for "Returning Home: The Art and Poetry of Intermountain Indian School, 1951-1984" on Thursday, June 20, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. The exhibition is part of a project to return the creative writing and arts produced by students at the Intermountain Indian School, historically the largest federal Indian boarding school, back to the Navajo Nation.

Between 1951 and 1984, thousands of Diné (Navajo) students attended the Intermountain Indian School located along the Wasatch Mountains in Brigham City, Utah. In its final decade, “Intermountain,” as the school was known, opened its doors to young Native American students from tribal nations ac...

News from the Change Leader world: 80 Change Leaders gathered before the Mountain West Arts Conference to learn about em...
06/12/2019

News from the Change Leader world: 80 Change Leaders gathered before the Mountain West Arts Conference to learn about empathetic communication. And, our Spring Institute graduated Change Leaders from Cedar City, Salt Lake, Lehi, Logan, Kanab, Stansbury Park, Ogden, and Fillmore. More than 250 Change Leaders volunteer for or work in cultural organizations across the state.

>artsandmuseums.utah.gov/change-leader/

The Fairview Museum of History & Art is hosting "Utah's Beauty and Heritage Artwalk." The Artwalk will be open from July...
06/11/2019
Fairview Museum of History & Art

The Fairview Museum of History & Art is hosting "Utah's Beauty and Heritage Artwalk." The Artwalk will be open from July 23 to August 10. Artists are invited to submit up to two pieces per category. Art must represent a Utah landmark, scene, historical place, or person. Cash awards will be awarded for winners in each of four categories: acrylic, oil, watercolor, and photography. Art submitted must be family-friendly. Registration will be at the museum between 12 and 4 p.m. on July 18 and 19. A fee of $5 per piece will be charged. For more, contact Donna Seager at 801-699-6872.

Welcome to the Fairview Museum of History and Art! The museum is located in Fairview, Utah. Fairview was founded in 1859 and is nestled at the north end of the historic, pastoral valley in Sanpete County. Fairview is on the US 89 Heritage Highway (Fairview to Kanab) corridor approximately 51 miles s...

Have you seen the Spike 150 Treasures Exhibition in the Gold Room at the Utah State Capitol? Only two weeks left! >herit...
06/10/2019

Have you seen the Spike 150 Treasures Exhibition in the Gold Room at the Utah State Capitol? Only two weeks left!

>heritageandarts.utah.gov/treasures/

Our friends at NowPlayingUtah.com are examining how NPU can better serve Utah's cultural community. Please take this bri...
06/07/2019

Our friends at NowPlayingUtah.com are examining how NPU can better serve Utah's cultural community. Please take this brief survey and tell them what you would like to see moving forward.

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Come to Liberty Park on Saturday, June 29, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. for our annual June Jubilee!
06/07/2019
artsandmuseums.utah.gov

Come to Liberty Park on Saturday, June 29, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. for our annual June Jubilee!

"In economic terms, Utah is one of the top states in the nation for the arts, with a 22% growth rate in arts-related occ...
06/05/2019
EDCUtah Releases Economic Profile of the Arts in Utah | EDCUtah

"In economic terms, Utah is one of the top states in the nation for the arts, with a 22% growth rate in arts-related occupations from 2013 to 2018, compared to 12% nationally over the same time period." Read more at the link...

In economic terms, Utah is one of the top states in the nation for the arts, with a 22% growth rate in arts-related occupations from 2013 to 2018, compared to 12% nationally over the same time period.

Did you know that our director here at Utah Arts & Museums is also an artist? Vicki Panella Bourns was mentioned in The ...
06/04/2019
The Transcontinental Railroad at 150: Art Celebrates Industry

Did you know that our director here at Utah Arts & Museums is also an artist? Vicki Panella Bourns was mentioned in The Wall Street Journal as having collaborated on one of the more notable 10-minute operas that were created to celebrate Spike 150. It's not every day you get mentioned in the Wall Street Journal by their art critic!

In Utah, exhibitions, concerts and even operas mark the anniversary.

05/31/2019
UServeUtah Volunteer Public Input Survey

UServeUtah, the state's commission on service and volunteerism, is updating their strategic plan and would love your input. Take this survey to help shape the future of service and volunteerism in Utah, and enter to win one of fifteen $100 my529 school funds accounts. The survey closes on July 15.

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Don’t miss your chance to see artifacts from the transcontinental railroad at the Utah State Capitol for the 150th-ann...
05/30/2019

Don’t miss your chance to see artifacts from the transcontinental railroad at the Utah State Capitol for the 150th-anniversary celebration. For the first time since May 10, 1869, three out of the four spikes used at Promontory Summit to signify the completion of the railroad will be on display together, as well as (on loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C.) the original 1862 Pacific Railway Act signed by President Abraham Lincoln. The "Spencer Fox Eccles: Treasures of the Transcontinental Railroad" exhibition is free and open to the public, now through June 24.

>heritageandarts.utah.gov/treasures/

Our OnStage in Utah grant is open. This grant provides performing arts presenters with funding to support a public perfo...
05/29/2019

Our OnStage in Utah grant is open. This grant provides performing arts presenters with funding to support a public performance and a community outreach activity by in-state or out-of-state performing artists. Deadline is Friday, June 14 at 5 p.m.

>artsandmuseums.utah.gov/onstage-grant/

Just a reminder: our DesignArts competition is open! The DesignArts Utah '19 juried exhibition will be held September 9 ...
05/24/2019

Just a reminder: our DesignArts competition is open! The DesignArts Utah '19 juried exhibition will be held September 9 – October 18 at the Rio Gallery in Salt Lake City. Utah designers in any field may submit their work: realized, conceptual, or prototype designs are eligible. The deadline is July 26. The Juror’s Award Winner will receive a $3,000 award, and two designers selected in the student category will each receive a $500 award. (Image: excerpt from Avanden by Ben Grove, 2018 DesignArts Utah exhibition.)

>artsandmuseums.utah.gov/design-arts-2/

In an article for The Andrew W Mellon Foundation, here's Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch on the...
05/23/2019
Demonstrating the Social Impact of the Arts | The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

In an article for The Andrew W Mellon Foundation, here's Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch on the social impact of the arts and how an online tool highlights the arts’ impact on many sectors of society.

Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch on how an online tool highlights the arts’ impact on health, community development, and other sectors of society, making the case for increased arts activity and funding.

The National Endowment for the Arts recently released its second round of grant funding, which included grants to 15 Uta...
05/22/2019
artsandmuseums.utah.gov

The National Endowment for the Arts recently released its second round of grant funding, which included grants to 15 Utah organizations. Check out the blog post for more details.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Office of VSA and Accessibility is seeking artwork by artists and des...
05/21/2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Office of VSA and Accessibility is seeking artwork by artists and designers with disabilities for the cover of the 2019 LEAD® conference agenda book. Artwork should address themes of accessibility and inclusion in the arts. Artists of any age and professional experience are welcome to apply. One winning artist will receive a prize of $500. Winning artwork will be used for the front and/or back covers for the print and digital programs for the 2019 Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD®) Conference.

>bit.ly/2M3HbNC

The National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families have announced that museums nationwide will provide free admi...
05/20/2019
Blue Star Museums

The National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families have announced that museums nationwide will provide free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 Blue Star Museums program began on Saturday, May 18, and will end on Monday, September 2. Ten Utah museums are participating.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endo

Arts Council of Washington County presents the 2019 Arts and Healing conference, a one-day intensive conference about th...
05/17/2019
Arts Council of Washington County

Arts Council of Washington County presents the 2019 Arts and Healing conference, a one-day intensive conference about the future of healthcare. Research is showing the proven benefits of participating in the arts for longevity, mobility, cognitive ability, and quality of life for all. The conference will be held Friday, May 24, at the Eccles Fine Arts Center at Dixie State University. Registration and a light breakfast will start at 7:30 a.m., with lunch at noon and speakers and workshops until 5 p.m. Both meals and conference materials are included with registration of $50; scholarships are available.

Inspiring Keynote Speakers, Hands-on Workshops, and Entertainment! We have brought together some of the best thinkers for you at this one-day, intensive conference on Arts and Healing. This is...

Our collections team, along with their colleagues at our sister agency Utah State History, received the Governor's Award...
05/16/2019

Our collections team, along with their colleagues at our sister agency Utah State History, received the Governor's Award of Excellence for 2019 yesterday at the Capitol. Kudos to Karen Krieger, Doug Misner, Jim Glenn, Sabrina Sanders, Fletcher Booth, Michele Elnicky, and Melissa Coy (not all are pictured). This group has worked hard on planning for a new center and best practices for our art and artifact collections. Congrats, gang!

Utah Division of Arts & Museums's cover photo
05/16/2019

Utah Division of Arts & Museums's cover photo

Our museums specialists collaborated on an article about their Social Impact Study in the May/June issue of Museum, the ...
05/14/2019
artsandmuseums.utah.gov

Our museums specialists collaborated on an article about their Social Impact Study in the May/June issue of Museum, the member magazine of the American Alliance of Museums. This study, a partnership with Thanksgiving Point and eight cultural organizations in Utah, is studying the impact cultural entities have on the communities they serve.

Our DesignArts Program is pleased to announce a call to designers for the annual DesignArts Utah '19 juried exhibition, ...
05/13/2019

Our DesignArts Program is pleased to announce a call to designers for the annual DesignArts Utah '19 juried exhibition, held September 9 – October 18 at the Rio Gallery in Salt Lake City. Utah designers in any design field are encouraged to submit their work: realized, conceptual, or prototype designs are eligible. The deadline is July 26. The Juror’s Award Winner will receive a $3,000 award, and two designers selected in the student category will each receive a $500 award.

>artsandmuseums.utah.gov/design-arts-2/

2019 Mountain West Arts Conference
05/09/2019

2019 Mountain West Arts Conference

The Utah State Legislature has provided funding for new organizations to apply to receive provisional funding for the Pr...
05/08/2019
ABOUT — POPS

The Utah State Legislature has provided funding for new organizations to apply to receive provisional funding for the Professional Outreach Program in the Schools (POPS). Your organization must have a history of providing educational programming and be capable of making a one-to-one match for funding that is awarded. Applications will be evaluated on programming and capacity to move from provisional to full POPS status within three years. The application link is here:

https://forms.gle/iUSGNG4fUfKED5AX9

POPS stands for Professional Outreach Program in the School and is managed by the Utah State Board of Education and sponsored by the Utah State Legislature, supports arts education in Utah’s public schools by bringing professional arts organizations’ educational programs to schools for free or s...

How can poetry be an effective response to current events? Student poets are invited to enter the Pulitzer Center Fighti...
05/07/2019
Fighting Words: Poetry in Response to Current Events [Contest and Workshop]

How can poetry be an effective response to current events? Student poets are invited to enter the Pulitzer Center Fighting Words Poetry Contest for prizes up to $100. Deadline: May 20.

Students are invited to submit poems on peace and conflict to the Fighting Words Poetry Contest. The attached workshop guides teachers and students in how to craft a successful entry.

There was a lovely piece about our current exhibition in the Rio Gallery, “Transcontinental: People, Place, Impact,”...
05/06/2019
‘Diverse and inclusive’: This Utah art exhibit explores the innovation and the painful impact of the transcontinental railroad

There was a lovely piece about our current exhibition in the Rio Gallery, “Transcontinental: People, Place, Impact,” recently in The Salt Lake Tribune.

Spring City artist Cassandria Parsons knew her grandfather worked on the renowned transcontinental railroad. But she didn’t learn about the hard labor Sui Lin Wong and other Chinese workers endured until...

Opening session here at 2019 Mountain West Arts Conference! #mwac2019
05/02/2019

Opening session here at 2019 Mountain West Arts Conference! #mwac2019

Our state Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest winner Lucy Quinn is in Washington, D.C. at the national competit...
04/29/2019

Our state Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest winner Lucy Quinn is in Washington, D.C. at the national competition! Here she is (at left) with the contestants from North Dakota and Hawaii. If you want to follow along at home, the semifinals and finals will be webcast live on Tuesday and Wednesday. Lucy will compete on Tuesday between 5 and 8 p.m. ET. Go Lucy!

>bit.ly/2VpKDT2

Utah Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal has received a $100,000 grant and been named a laureate fellow by The Academy of Ameri...
04/26/2019
Utah’s poet laureate receives $100,000 grant to fund her literary Mapping Utah project and poetry festival

Utah Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal has received a $100,000 grant and been named a laureate fellow by The Academy of American Poets! She will use the funds to work on a statewide literary website, Mapping Utah, and to support the Utah Poetry Festival. Kudos!

>bit.ly/2ZCTyTB

Utah's poet laureate has received a $100,000 award and been named an Academy of American Poets laureate fellow.

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617 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT
84102

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We conduct programs which provide more than 500 outreach services to schools, local arts councils and organizations, community centers, performing groups, and individual artists. Funding opportunities and grants are also available. We serve as a catalyst for arts programming throughout the state, assisting arts organizations, groups, and individuals in bringing the arts to the people of Utah. The Department of Heritage and Arts encourages open and civil discussion. Any comments which are disrespectful, offensive, denigrating of others, or defamatory will be rejected and removed. All comments are subject to the Utah Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA).

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Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00

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