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.
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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.

You can stay safe and show you're an arts supporter with an "I Heart Art" mask from Utah Arts Alliance Online.> urbanart...
05/15/2020

You can stay safe and show you're an arts supporter with an "I Heart Art" mask from Utah Arts Alliance Online.

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The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition has opened applications for the Barlow Prize, Barlow General Commission, and ...
05/14/2020

The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition has opened applications for the Barlow Prize, Barlow General Commission, and Barlow Latter-day Saints Commission. Due date is June 1.

> barlow.byu.edu/

"The National Gallery of Art director shares her thoughts on the role of culture in times of crisis and how to make a gr...
05/12/2020
“Thinking Deeply about What Is Essential:" Kaywin Feldman on Leading the Nation’s Museum in Uncertain Times | The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

"The National Gallery of Art director shares her thoughts on the role of culture in times of crisis and how to make a great institution even more significant to an increasingly diverse America."

The National Gallery of Art director shares her thoughts on the role of culture in times of crisis and how to make a great institution even more significant to an increasingly diverse America.

Our Utah Arts & Museums grants team, along with Utah Humanities, is opening our CARES funding for organizations on May 1...
05/10/2020

Our Utah Arts & Museums grants team, along with Utah Humanities, is opening our CARES funding for organizations on May 11; the applications will close May 22.

> artsandmuseums.utah.gov/uam-covid-19-emergency-funding/

Just a reminder to please join us for our Virtual MWAC Keynote Glenis Redmond - Free event today at 1 p.m. Glenis is a p...
05/07/2020

Just a reminder to please join us for our Virtual MWAC Keynote Glenis Redmond - Free event today at 1 p.m. Glenis is a poet, teaching artist, and imagination activist who believes in the healing power of poetry.

> zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Lzrq_B1zSm-RA15m17SLVA

Our friends at UServeUtah are excited to announce their 2020 Community Engagement Grant. The purpose of the grant is to ...
05/06/2020

Our friends at UServeUtah are excited to announce their 2020 Community Engagement Grant. The purpose of the grant is to increase Utahns’ awareness of and participation in community and civic engagement initiatives. The award amounts will be between $5,000 and $25,000.

> userve.utah.gov/cegrant/

"People who work in the costume shop at the Utah Opera have been taking advantage of the time off due to the coronavirus...
05/04/2020
Utah Opera Employees Make, Donate PPE To Salt Lake Regional

"People who work in the costume shop at the Utah Opera have been taking advantage of the time off due to the coronavirus-related closures to make face masks... The PPE was donated to Salt Lake Regional Medical Center."

People who work in the costume shop at the Utah Opera have been taking advantage of the time off due to the coronavirus-related closures to make face masks.

The Western States Arts Federation WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations Grant application is now open. Supported b...
05/01/2020

The Western States Arts Federation WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations Grant application is now open. Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, WESTAF is offering grants for general operating support to eligible arts and culture organizations in the west impacted by COVID-19.

> westafcares.gosmart.org/

Our Utah Poet Laureate, Paisley Rekdal, has created Mapping Literary Utah, a wonderful website that aims to chart the st...
04/30/2020

Our Utah Poet Laureate, Paisley Rekdal, has created Mapping Literary Utah, a wonderful website that aims to chart the state’s expansive literary landscape, encouraging readers to explore connections between an author, their creative work, and their environment, or even between different authors attached to the same place over time. The site has more than 90 authors and dramatists archived, plus slam poets, Utah State Poetry Society members, cowboy poets, and American Indian storytellers.

> mappingliteraryutah.org/

Our colleagues at UServeUtah, in partnership with the Utah Nonprofits Association, has emergency grant funding available...
04/29/2020

Our colleagues at UServeUtah, in partnership with the Utah Nonprofits Association, has emergency grant funding available to support non-cultural Utah nonprofits' general operating expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency funding is available to support nonprofit organizations in Utah!

All non-cultural Utah-based 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to apply. Applications are being accepted now through May 4th and funding decisions will be announced by May 18th.

Learn more and apply: https://userve.utah.gov/covid-19-nonprofit-support-grant/

Please join us for our Virtual MWAC Keynote Glenis Redmond - Free event on Thursday, May 7. Glenis is a poet, teaching a...
04/28/2020

Please join us for our Virtual MWAC Keynote Glenis Redmond - Free event on Thursday, May 7. Glenis is a poet, teaching artist, and imagination activist who believes in the healing power of poetry.

We're delighted to announce our 2020 Fellowship awardees in visual arts and performing arts: Andrew Alba, Jane Christens...
04/27/2020

We're delighted to announce our 2020 Fellowship awardees in visual arts and performing arts: Andrew Alba, Jane Christensen, Corey Christiansen, Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin, Bryan Hutchison, Molly Morin, Gavin Ryan, and Joshua Strauther. Congratulations to all!

More info:

> artsandmuseums.utah.gov/performing-arts-fellowship/
> artsandmuseums.utah.gov/fellowship/

Our fearless leader, Vicki Bourns, has a great op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune about supporting arts and museums. > bit.l...
04/24/2020

Our fearless leader, Vicki Bourns, has a great op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune about supporting arts and museums.

> bit.ly/2Y3vVp6

If you can, please think about supporting your favorite cultural organizations during this challenging time.
04/23/2020
Donate To Utah's Cultural Institutions

If you can, please think about supporting your favorite cultural organizations during this challenging time.

Cultural organizations are responding to the COVID-19 crisis by giving us the virtual experiences we crave to stay entertained while staying home. But free experience…

Craft Lake City is currently accepting applications for their 12th Annual DIY Festival through May 18 at 11:59 p.m. The ...
04/22/2020
I just applied to participate in the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival!

Craft Lake City is currently accepting applications for their 12th Annual DIY Festival through May 18 at 11:59 p.m. The festival is scheduled for August 7 - 9.

Craft Lake City DIY Festival applications are OPEN NOW for artisans, vintage vendors, craft foodies, DIY engineers, and performers!

We have opened a round of emergency funding for Utah individual artists and creative workers. The deadline for this roun...
04/21/2020

We have opened a round of emergency funding for Utah individual artists and creative workers. The deadline for this round of applications is Tuesday, April 28.

> artsandmuseums.utah.gov/uam-covid-19-emergency-funding/

Explore a digital preview of our exhibition "Women to the Front: Perspectives on Equality, Gender, and Activism." Partic...
04/20/2020

Explore a digital preview of our exhibition "Women to the Front: Perspectives on Equality, Gender, and Activism." Participating artists include Erin Coleman, Céline Downen, Annelise Duque, Lindsay Frei, Jamie Harper, Rachel Henriksen, Stephanie Leitch, Kylie Millward, Lis Pardoe, Wren Ross, Denae Shanidiin, Fazilat Soukhakian, Marcela Torres, Mary Toscano, and Jaclyn Wright.

> utahvisualarts.omeka.net/

Here's a wonderful interview with one of our board members, Amy Jorgensen of Granary Arts, about democratizing art criti...
04/17/2020

Here's a wonderful interview with one of our board members, Amy Jorgensen of Granary Arts, about democratizing art criticism.

> bit.ly/3bit6UB

The Lewis Prize for Music is establishing a $1 million COVID-19 Community Response Fund. The fund will distribute more t...
04/15/2020
The Lewis Prize for Music

The Lewis Prize for Music is establishing a $1 million COVID-19 Community Response Fund. The fund will distribute more than 20 grants of $25,000 to $50,000 to responsive and adaptive Creative Youth Development music programs. The application will open on Monday, April 20 and close on Friday, May 8, with grants distributed on June 16.

In light of the impact COVID-19 is having on people across the United States, especially young people, The Lewis Prize for Music is establishing a $1 million COVID-19 Community Response Fund. The fund will award 20+ grants of $25,000 to $50,000 to responsive and adaptive Creative Youth Development (CYD) music programs in these difficult times. The application will open on Monday, April 20 and close on Friday, May 8 with grants distributed by June 15. For more information, visit: https://www.thelewisprize.org/

How can poetry be an effective response to current events? All K-12 student poets are invited to enter the Pulitzer Cent...
04/14/2020
Fighting Words: Poetry in Response to Current Events [Contest and Workshop]

How can poetry be an effective response to current events? All K-12 student poets are invited to enter the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting's Fighting Words Poetry Contest for prizes up to $100. Deadline: May 15. Get the full guidelines, plus a lesson plan to prepare, at the link.

Students are invited to enter poems written in response to news stories to the Fighting Words Poetry Contest. This workshop guides teachers and students in how to craft a successful entry.

Our Utah Poet Laureate, Paisley Rekdal, did a great interview with The Salt Lake Tribune about how poetry may -- or may ...
04/13/2020
Utah’s poet laureate mourns festival cancellation due to the coronavirus. But she’s got some poetic advice for those stuck in quarantine.

Our Utah Poet Laureate, Paisley Rekdal, did a great interview with The Salt Lake Tribune about how poetry may -- or may not -- be vital in a time of crisis.

If everything had gone according to plan, Saturday would have been a big day for Paisley Rekdal, Utah’s poet laureate. Hundreds of people — including a couple hundred teachers — would have gathered at the University of Utah for the Apr...

Here's an interesting analysis of the direction to take with cultural support in the wake of COVID-19.
04/10/2020

Here's an interesting analysis of the direction to take with cultural support in the wake of COVID-19.

"Our system rations imagination according to social class and ZIP Code. The present crisis only makes things worse as everyone finds themselves in a Darwinian world with scarce resources. But this is precisely the time when we have to take stock of crushing inequities, not yearn for light at the end of the tunnel."

Good evening all! Today, Dennie Palmer Wolf called for a greater focus on protecting youth arts programs in the face of COVID-19. Her essay lays out critical ways that foundations, donors, state governments, and arts institutions can work with youth to ensure our collective cultural future.

Are you considering innovative ways to protect youth arts programs? Check out the essay and let us know what you are working on. We would love to feature your work in an upcoming issue of Navigating the Crisis.

-Megan

http://wolfbrown.com/component/content/article/7-news-and-announcements/734-act-now-for-young-artists-save-all-the-cultural-future-we-will-ever-have

Our latest blog post is about helping your favorite cultural organizations, if you can. > artsandmuseums.utah.gov/6621-2...
04/09/2020

Our latest blog post is about helping your favorite cultural organizations, if you can.

> artsandmuseums.utah.gov/6621-2/

A consortium of funders has created the Artist Relief Fund, a $10 million national emergency relief fund for artists and...
04/08/2020

A consortium of funders has created the Artist Relief Fund, a $10 million national emergency relief fund for artists and creative workers that will provide $5,000 no-strings-attached grants. It is intended for anyone who earns income from their creative or artistic practice and who has also been affected by COVID-19. In addition, Americans for the Arts has created the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, which is designed to capture financial and creative impact of COVID-19 on creative workers.

> www.artistrelief.org/
> www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5532991/6539d78e3593

04/08/2020

Americans for the Arts will host a webinar on the CARES Act today; see their webpage for more info.

Our friends at Make Salt Lake are seeking fabric, sewists, and donations for help making hand-sewn masks to fight the CO...
04/07/2020

Our friends at Make Salt Lake are seeking fabric, sewists, and donations for help making hand-sewn masks to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. Please help if you can!

volunteers and donations are URGENTLY needed!! @makesaltlake #linkinbio ❤️ We are working hard to produce personal protective equipment for healthcare workers and high risk humans at places like assisted living facilities and homeless shelters here in the Salt Lake Valley. If you can spare a few dollars but not time, please donate at the link in our bio - or if you have the time and ability to come help make these masks leave a comment and we will send you volunteer signup info (no special skills needed, just willing hands!)

PS: the team pictured here is scrubbed and sanitized - working in our mask making clean room at the shop. 💓 we are taking every possible precaution to protect all volunteers as well as the recipients of the finished masks.

O1Arts will present the first episode of their Virtual Art Series, Social Distancing & Art. Episode 1 brings Holly Jarvi...
04/03/2020

O1Arts will present the first episode of their Virtual Art Series, Social Distancing & Art. Episode 1 brings Holly Jarvis and her performance, "Isolation," at 6:30 p.m. tonight.

Mark your virtual calendars! O1ARTS is proud to present the first episode of our Virtual Art Series, Social Distancing & Art. Episdoe 1 brings Holly Jarvis and her performance titled, Isolation.

Tune in to our Facebook or Instagram page at 6:30 pm on April 3rd.

https://www.facebook.com/events/247759776388702/

Made possible by Weber County RAMP and @The Monarch

Ogden's First Friday Art Stroll Ogden City Arts The Argo House Utah Cultural Alliance

Our friends at Salt Lake Acting Company are seeking to document human experience during this global pandemic, and they'd...
03/31/2020
Salt Lake Acting Company

Our friends at Salt Lake Acting Company are seeking to document human experience during this global pandemic, and they'd like to hear from you.

While the attention is usually on playwrights, creatives, and performers on our stages, we'd like to shine the spotlight on YOUR stories. Stories of the extremes you're living through, of acts of kindness, and resilience of the human spirit. We hope that when the time is right, through an an artistic outlet yet-to-be-determined, that these experiences can provide hope and help us fully understand what we've all survived. TOGETHER.
Learn more via the link below. And please, do your best to stay safe and healthy.

#utculturefromhome #SLAC49 #UtahArts #UtahTheatre #UtahResilence #SaltLakeStrong #UtahStrong

The National Endowment for the Arts will distribute $75 million in funding provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and ...
03/30/2020

The National Endowment for the Arts will distribute $75 million in funding provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

“With the agency’s experience in disaster recovery, economic crises mitigation, and distributing relief funds, the Arts Endowment will deliver assistance to help retain as many jobs as possible and keep the doors open to the thousands of organizations that add value to America’s economy and the creative life of our communities.” -Mary Anne Carter

With the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the National Endowment for the Arts will distribute $75 million in relief aid to arts organizations in need.

https://go.usa.gov/xvcx3

Spy Hop is moving online!
03/27/2020
Spy Hop: Rewired - Spy Hop

Spy Hop is moving online!

Spy Hop is going online; will you join us? We are offering live introductory workshops in film, design and music. Each weekly workshop is your chance to join other teens and a Spy Hop mentor who is a professional artist, to connect, make new friends, and make art! All you need is a device you can tu...

Here are a couple of recent resources for cultural organizations, below and at the link. Stimulus Bill Providing Nonprof...
03/27/2020
Post-Pandemic, Which Cultural Entity Types Are People More Likely to Revisit? (DATA) - Colleen Dilenschneider

Here are a couple of recent resources for cultural organizations, below and at the link.

Stimulus Bill Providing Nonprofit Loans, Grants, and ‘Universal Deduction’ Clears Congress: >www.philanthropy.com/article/stimulus-bill-providing/248350

Demand for cultural entities upon reopening isn’t necessarily increasing or decreasing. Instead, it’s being redistributed between organization types. We are closely monitoring when people are next planning to visit cultural organizations, including museums and performing arts entities. This metr...

03/26/2020
THE AUDACITY is coming to you!

Our friends at Plan-B Theatre were able to film Jenifer Nii's THE AUDACITY on Tuesday, March 26. Current ticket holders will be contacted directly to receive exclusive access to the stream Saturday, March 28 through Tuesday, March 31. The stream then opens up to the public, free of charge, April 1-5 at planbtheatre.org. Check out April Fossen in this lyrical and surprising new play, Plan-B's gift to you in this uncertain time.

The stars aligned for us at Plan-B Theatre to be able to film Jenifer Nii's THE AUDACITY last night (Tuesday, March 26). Current ticket holders will be contacted…

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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).

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

(801) 236-7540

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