Utah Department of Heritage & Arts

Utah Department of Heritage & Arts Our Mission: To enrich the quality of life for the people of Utah, DHA creates, preserves, and promotes Heritage and Arts.
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Our divisions include Utah State Library, State History, Arts & Museums, Indian Affairs, Multicultural Affairs and Commission on Volunteers.

Mission: Vision: DHA will be a dynamic catalyst for creating cultural change. We will anticipate and respond to the varied needs for our constituents. We will expand public and private partnerships to deliver tangible results that produce meaningful differences in the lives of Utahns.

DEADLINE REMINDER: On May 10th, 2019, the State of Utah will commemorate the 150th anniversary marking the completion of...
06/22/2018
Spike 150 Exhibition - Utah Department of Heritage and Arts

DEADLINE REMINDER: On May 10th, 2019, the State of Utah will commemorate the 150th anniversary marking the completion of the nation’s First Transcontinental Railroad. The Rio Gallery will be facilitating an exhibition March 22–June 14, 2019, on this topic. Artists will be paid for participation, and funding has been set aside for the acquisition of a limited number of works of art from this exhibition into the State of Utah Alice Merrill Horne Art Collection. Please help us spread the word.

Click here for full description and guidelines *Please note that July 2nd is the deadline for artist ideas/proposals OR existing artworks. Artist ideas/proposals are due July 2nd, with completed artworks due March 2019. On May 10th, 2019, the State of Utah and the Department of Heritage & Arts will....

10/27/2017
Nuevo programa educacional

A great story about the Hamilton Education Program from Telemundo 10.

Un nuevo programa educacional basado en el musical de Broadway Hamilton, ha llegado a Utah.

A great event today to celebrate an educational program tied to “Hamilton” in Salt Lake. Thanks to all of those who ...
10/27/2017
History has its eyes on Utah with ‘Hamilton’-inspired education initiative

A great event today to celebrate an educational program tied to “Hamilton” in Salt Lake. Thanks to all of those who attended, including a lot of media. Here’s one story from the Salt Lake Tribune, more links to come.

The phenomenal success of “Hamilton: The Musical” has been life-changing for the Miranda family, said Luis A. Miranda Jr. And the educational programs accompanying his son Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s touring musical are designed to have a similar impact on Utah students’ lives when the show plays Salt Lake...

Stop by the Rio Grande Depot during #GalleryStroll this Friday for the closing of the Design Arts Exhibition.
10/18/2017
Design Arts - Utah Department of Heritage and Arts

Stop by the Rio Grande Depot during #GalleryStroll this Friday for the closing of the Design Arts Exhibition.

Design is the creative beginning of any human-initiated arrangement of materials. We are dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the diverse fields of design in Utah. We strive to help community members see, experience, utilize and value the art of design that surrounds us. DesignArts Utah...

Over the next couple of months, UServeUtah will be offering a couple of valuable trainings. UNA Volunteer Management Cre...
10/06/2017
Utah Nonprofit Credential Program - Volunteer Management

Over the next couple of months, UServeUtah will be offering a couple of valuable trainings.

UNA Volunteer Management Credential Training (Intermediate Level): November 1 & 14. Volunteer coordinators who have attended UServeUtah's intro-level volunteer management training will dive deeper into topics like recruitment and retention and gain mastery over new topics in this brand new, never-before-taught curriculum. Participating organizations are eligible for a Credential Badge from the Utah Nonprofits Association upon submitting 10 evidence items of implementation. Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity! All materials and lunch on Nov 1 & 14 included. Participants are encouraged to bring their colleagues at only $25 more per person. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2kiY6Oy. Register today at http://bit.ly/2yG2A48.

Volunteer Management Training | Utah County (Introductory Level). December 6 & 7 in Lehi
Do you want to learn new strategies to better recruit, retain, motivate, and manage your volunteers? This two-day training covers 11 modules including Incorporating Volunteers in the Organizational Strategic Plan, Volunteer Motivation and Retention, Recognition, Supervision, Program Evaluation and more. Early Bird registration is $48 until November 6. All materials and lunch are provided. Learn more and register at vmt17lehi.eventbrite.com.

For More Dates & Times, Click Here Organizations that make volunteers a key part of their work and manage them well are able to see 3-6 tim...

Sometimes, a festival is more than a festival. That certainly rings true for this year's Panguitch Lake Festival. On a s...
09/02/2017
Following Brian Head Fire, ‘Panguitch Lake Fall Festival’ to serve as a reminder of pioneer resilience

Sometimes, a festival is more than a festival. That certainly rings true for this year's Panguitch Lake Festival. On a side note, how much fun would a floating dance floor be?

PANGUITCH LAKE — Despite the devastating effects of the Brian Head Fire in June and July, Panguitch Lake is still open for business, and organizers of the "Panguitch Lake Fall Festival" – taking place Sept. 15-16 – hope locals and tourists alike will come support this small community as they continu...

Want a burrito? While a portion of Rio Grande Street has closed, the Rio Grande Depot, Rio Gallery, and Rio Grande Cafe ...
09/01/2017
Welcome

Want a burrito? While a portion of Rio Grande Street has closed, the Rio Grande Depot, Rio Gallery, and Rio Grande Cafe remain open and accessible. Visitors to any of those businesses receive free validations in the secure parking lot north of the depot. During this long weekend, why not return to one of everybody's favorite restaurants? Then make a second trip next weekend for the opening of Design Arts '17 in Rio Gallery.

The Rio Grande Cafe opened its doors in 1981 and has been locally owned and operated since that day. The nostalgic landmark cafe is locate in the historical Rio Grand Train Depot built in 1910 for the Denver Rio Grande and Western Railroad service. The cafe was the original "air conditioned" coffee…

The Deseret News wrote a solid overview of the suffrage movement in Utah, and included a bunch of pictures from our digi...
08/28/2017
A look back at women winning the vote, in Utah and across the nation

The Deseret News wrote a solid overview of the suffrage movement in Utah, and included a bunch of pictures from our digital collections.

On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, was formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution. Here's a look at what it took to get there.

Full results of the Utah History Day contest are available on our website. The first- and second-place winners in each c...
05/03/2017
More than 60 Utah Students Qualify for National History Day Contest - Utah Department of Heritage and Arts

Full results of the Utah History Day contest are available on our website. The first- and second-place winners in each category qualified for the National History Day contest in Washington D.C. in June.

A total of 62 middle- and high-school students from schools throughout the state have earned the right to represent Utah at the 2017 National History Day contest in Washington, D.C., this June. They accomplished this honor by placing first or second in their category at Saturday’s Utah History Day S...

Thanks to KRCL's Radioactive, which included a reading of "Some Minutes" from Poet Laureate Lance Larsen as well as deta...
04/25/2017
RadioActive April 24, 2017

Thanks to KRCL's Radioactive, which included a reading of "Some Minutes" from Poet Laureate Lance Larsen as well as details about the new poet laureate, who will be announced next month.

Hosted by Lara Jones and The Radical Middle's Dr. David Derezotes, tonight's RadioActive featured Native American perspectives on inclusion, representation and allyship. Guests: James Singer, Samantha

Historic photos from San Juan County are now available through the digital collections of the Division of State History....
04/05/2017
Rare Historical Photos of San Juan County Now Available Digitally - Utah Department of Heritage and Arts

Historic photos from San Juan County are now available through the digital collections of the Division of State History. You can find a lot of great images from the early days in southeastern Utah and surrounding areas.

The Utah Division of State History has made publicly available a new collection of rare photographs of southern Utah from 1890 to 1912. Largely taken by Charles Goodman, a photographer in Bluff, these images document mining ventures, landscapes, city streets, and residences. Donated to State History...

The NY Times did a nice write-up of our new Official State Works of Art, especially the Spiral Jetty. The other works ar...
03/15/2017
‘Spiral Jetty’ Is Named an Official State Work of Art by Utah

The NY Times did a nice write-up of our new Official State Works of Art, especially the Spiral Jetty. The other works are the ancient rock art, petroglyphs, and pictographs throughout the state.

Robert Smithson’s land-art classic joins other symbols of the state including the beehive, the Dutch oven and the M1911 pistol.

Good story about the importance of respecting ancient sites.
03/09/2017
Utah State History

Good story about the importance of respecting ancient sites.

We need to respect and protect these amazing cultural resources. Thank you for the article, David DeMille, and The Spectrum.

Utah State Library
02/14/2017
Utah State Library

Utah State Library

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our coworker Anna Francks. Anna was the technician for the Sanpete/Juab County Bookmobile & the Utah/Northern Juab County Bookmobile. Our thoughts are with her family, friends, and the community she loved.

The importance of art, economically. Good article from the Tribune.
02/08/2017
Art matters economically, Utah leaders say

The importance of art, economically. Good article from the Tribune.

As the threat of another battle over federal arts funding looms, Utah’s advocates are gearing up to broadcast the deep roots of the local cultural economy. From the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera to Ballet ...

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