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.

05/05/2020

Together we give 🤍
Now more than ever, we are called upon to make a difference. #GivingTuesdayNow--whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts.

🌄 Today's Musings: Poetry is Accessible. Immediate. Healing. “Everyone has a piece of paper and something to write with ...
05/05/2020
Poetry is accessible. Poetry is immediate. Poetry is healing. | Utah Department of Heritage & Arts

🌄 Today's Musings: Poetry is Accessible. Immediate. Healing.

“Everyone has a piece of paper and something to write with and heart,” Redmond says. “Sure, you have to work on craft. But with rhythm and imagery and concentration — you can turn sorrow or pain or something you are reflecting on into a thing of beauty.”
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Redmond, a literary and performance poet also billed as “an imagination activist,” is a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist. She will offer a virtual keynote address at 1 pm. May 7, which was the original date of the Mountain West Arts Conference; the rest of the annual regional arts gathering has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

>>REGISTER for the May 7th virtual keynote: artsandmuseums.utah.gov/mwac/

>>READ The Full Story: heritageandarts.utah.gov/poetry-is-accessible-poetry-is-immediate-poetry-is-healing/

Poetry is accessible. Poetry is immediate. Poetry is healing. Glenis Redmond, a road warrior poet from North Carolina, will offer creative fire at this year’s Mountain West Arts Conference. By Ellen Fagg Weist | Photo illustration by Todd Anderson Say what you want about poetry. Complain that it.....

05/02/2020
Utah's Cultural Organizations Depend on You. Right Now.

Cultural groups, theaters, museums, and gardens responded to Stay Home orders by giving us the virtual experiences we need to stay connected. They gave us hope and reminded us of our humanity in a time when many activities were halted.

Sadly, these organizations are facing a very real crisis. Many smaller organizations closing their doors forever.

They Need Us To Give Back.
Right Now.

> coronavirus.utah.gov/help/#nonprofit

Help us rally donations for Utah's non-profit cultural organizations by sharing this video and making a contribution today.

04/30/2020
Helping Our Neighbors

Our Communities Are Safer When Our Neighbors Are Safer.

We can help elevate our state’s underserved communities with access to technology.

We can help our multicultural neighbors overcome barriers of language.

We can save the lives of vulnerable populations by donating hand-made facemasks.

Find a way to help: coronavirus.utah.gov/help

Share this video to rally donations to help. It is the Utah way.

Sadly, cultural groups, theaters, museums, and gardens are in crisis mode, with many smaller organizations closing their...
04/29/2020
Donate To Utah's Cultural Institutions

Sadly, cultural groups, theaters, museums, and gardens are in crisis mode, with many smaller organizations closing their doors forever.

They Need Us To Give Back. Right Now.
> coronavirus.utah.gov/help/#nonprofit

Help us rally donations for Utah's non-profit cultural organizations by sharing this video and making a contribution today.

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…

Need Masks? 😷 This new initiative helps Utahns who don’t have access to them.
04/29/2020
Utah Coronavirus Task Force

Need Masks? 😷 This new initiative helps Utahns who don’t have access to them.

"A Mask for Every Utahn" is a new initiative developed to help Utahns during this pandemic. If you are not able to get a mask or make a mask, click the link to order free masks for your household. #MaskUtah

https://coronavirus.utah.gov/mask/

“As we all unpack the trauma this pandemic has caused us, we must come to understand that “art is not a commodity; it’s ...
04/24/2020
Project apART: Sparking Creativity and Community Amidst Social Isolation

“As we all unpack the trauma this pandemic has caused us, we must come to understand that “art is not a commodity; it’s really a necessity” to both our physical and mental health”.

The Sorenson Impact Center’s community engaged art campaign, Project apART calls on artists and creatives from all backgrounds and mediums to contribute each week. Selected “apARTist” of the week will be featured as their next weekly prompt.

🎨To submit your artwork, visit: https://www.projectapart.org/

www.sorensonimpact.com/post/project-apart-sparking-creativity-and-community-amidst-social-isolation

From college students to office workers to medical professionals, social isolation has taken its toll. Everyday tasks and line items like commuting to work, cafes, and walking to class are now nostalgic memories for many. As physical distancing remains vital to maintaining public health, it’s beco...

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums has emergency funding available for Utah-based individual artists/creative workers. ...
04/23/2020
UA&M COVID-19 Emergency Funding | Utah Division of Arts & Museums

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums has emergency funding available for Utah-based individual artists/creative workers. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 28th.

Apply online today!
👉 bit.ly/artscovid19emergencyfund

Ken Baxter, (Untitled) Saltair Pavilion, 1989 The Utah Division of Arts & Museums has emergency funding available for Utah-based individual artists/creative workers and Utah-based nonprofit arts organizations. If you are not an arts organization, you may still be eligible for emergency funding from....

04/22/2020
Broken Wings | Free Full Performance | English National Ballet

🩰The English National Ballett is hosting a #WednesdayWatchParty today! Each Wednesday they will premiere full-length recordings of the company's performances. Today they will release "Broken Wings" based on the life of Frida Kahlo.

📺 Watch the performance on their FB page or YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC4PWGhrwsc

Our first #WednesdayWatchParty presents Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's critically acclaimed Broken Wings, featuring Tamara Rojo in the role of Frida Kahlo alongside...

04/17/2020

“What do we dance for?” asks Patrick Willie, who has been teaching hoop dance classes to 5-to-12-year-old students at Alpine District’s Title VI Indian Education programs for eight years.

“For our families,” one young dancer says. Other answers: “For our friends.” “For our parents.” “For our school.” And finally: “For our ancestors.”

> Read Patrick's Story: heritageandarts.utah.gov/circles-of-life/

📢 We are excited to announce that our Spring 2020 edition of the MUSE Magazine has just been released. In this issue of ...
04/13/2020

📢 We are excited to announce that our Spring 2020 edition of the MUSE Magazine has just been released. In this issue of MUSE we’re telling stories of those who help the state rank No. 1 in service hours. View and download it for free online at: https://heritageandarts.utah.gov/MUSE/

UServeUtah Utah Division of Indian Affairs Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs Utah State Library Utah Division of Arts & Museums Utah STEM Action Center Utah State Historic Preservation Office Utah State History

“As governments and healthcare workers around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, many national and state compan...
04/10/2020
National, State, and Local STEM Rising to New Manufacturing Needs – Utah STEM Action Center

“As governments and healthcare workers around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, many national and state companies are also changing their manufacturing focus to produce new kinds of supplies.

Closer to home, a Utah company, Sugarhouse Industries, has begun manufacturing face masks and shields for healthcare workers in Utah and nationwide. OC Tanner, an international jewelry company based in Salt Lake City, has also shifted its production to face shields, ventilator parts, and air respirator adapters, many of which have already been shipped to the University of Utah Health”.

Let us know about other Utah Based Companies and Individuals rising to make much needed supplies, please share in the comments 👇👇👇

https://stem.utah.gov/news/2020/04/national-state-and-local-stem-rising-to-new-manufacturing-needs/

-with Utah STEM Action Center

As governments and healthcare workers around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, many national and state companies are also changing their manufacturing focus to produce new kinds of supplies. For weeks medical supplies such as surgical masks, gowns, and ventilators have been in high demand....

Motorists entering near state borders will receive an alert that will direct them to fill out a health declaration, or f...
04/10/2020

Motorists entering near state borders will receive an alert that will direct them to fill out a health declaration, or form checkout the latest updates at:

https://coronavirus.utah.gov/blog/

New today:

No, drivers will not be stopped for a COVID-19 screening.

So, what is going to happen as drivers enter Utah? They will receive an alert on their phones pointing them to an online declaration form.

FAQs AND MORE IN THIS LATEST UPDATE ON THE WEBSITE:
https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-to-alert-drivers-entering-utah/

It’s part of Governor Gary Herbert's executive order for passengers arriving at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) who will be given a postcard posted here and directed to fill out the same online declaration before they leave the airport.

Both groups will be directed to a declaration form at http://entry.utah.gov.

WHAT ROADS WILL BE ALERTED?

I-15 at the Arizona border
US-89 north of Kanab
US-491/191 at Monticello
I-70 at the Colorado border
US-40 at the Colorado border
I-80 at the Wyoming border
I-15 at the Idaho border
I-84 at the Idaho border
I-80 at the Nevada border

WHO WILL RECEIVE THE ALERT?

The alert is intended to go to motorists that are crossing the border into Utah. Because the technology is not perfect, sometimes people who are miles away may receive the alert. We can’t control that. But we can adjust if needed.

HOW ARE YOU ABLE TO DO THIS? ARE YOU TRACKING MY PHONE?

It’s called a Wireless Emergency Alert. A message goes to certain cell phone towers which send the message to phones in the geotargeted area. It’s the same system that distributes AMBER alerts. We've posted some example polygons.
As you can see, we are trying to minimize the chance for populated and residential areas to receive the alert.

The shapes on the map (we call them geofences) are intended to send the alert just to motorists, but others may receive the alert.

HOW LONG WILL THE ALERT REMAIN ACTIVE?

The alert will become active at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020, and will remain active until 11:59 p.m. on May 1, 2020.

SO, I WON'T BE STOPPED AND FORCED TO FILL OUT THE DECLARATION? WHAT ABOUT TEMPERATURE CHECKS?

Nope. We ❤️ free-flowing traffic on the road as much as you do. We want to keep people informed and safe.

Just follow the speed limit please, or
Utah Highway Patrol may come meet you. 😉

DO YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?

See if we already answered them on the coronavirus website in our latest update:

https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-to-alert-drivers-entering-utah/

04/08/2020

😷 Got Masks? Give safety.

UServeUtah, the state’s volunteer commission, is leading donation drives for personal protective gear for healthcare workers. “Utah’s amazing and generous giving spirit is unshaken and on display during this donation drive,” says LaDawn Stoddard, executive director.

>>Fill out this form, and a team member will coordinate pickup of medical supplies: bit.ly/UTdonatePPE
>>Donate funds or volunteer here: coronavirus.utah.gov/help

In response to the impact that the COVID-19 outbreak has had on underserved and systemically marginalized populations, t...
04/08/2020
COVID-19 Resources & Information | Utah Division Of Multicultural Affairs

In response to the impact that the COVID-19 outbreak has had on underserved and systemically marginalized populations, the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs has created a resource page that centralizes information to inform, prepare, and empower communities across many sectors.

Access the resource page at: multicultural.utah.gov/covid-19-resources-information

As public health emergencies intensify around the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs is working closely with other state and local agencies to elevate the unique concerns and impacts that the outbreak has on underserved, underrepresented, and systemically marginalized...

Some good news to ☀️ your morning. Click here to 📺 : https://youtu.be/oilZ1hNZPRM
04/07/2020
NPR

Some good news to ☀️ your morning.

Click here to 📺 : https://youtu.be/oilZ1hNZPRM

After a 9-year-old named Aubrey had to cancel her much-anticipated trip to see Hamilton on Broadway due to the coronavirus shutdown, the Hamilton cast reunited to surprise her with a live performance.

Strap in for this explosion of goodhearted joy 👇

COVID-19 Language Accessible Resources are now available in 14 different languages: bit.ly/covid19language
04/07/2020

COVID-19 Language Accessible Resources are now available in 14 different languages: bit.ly/covid19language

New COVID-19 Language Accessible Resources!

To further increase the distribution of consistent messaging around COVID-19, the Utah Coronavirus Task Force has translated multiple resources in 14 languages.

We have linked these documents to our website (bit.ly/covid19language) where you can openly access and distribute this information to inform ​diverse ​communities of the symptoms and prevention of COVID-19.

We hope to be a partner that centralizes and coordinates the dissemination of information that is language-diverse.

📚Get schooled every morning at 10 a.m. with #CabinFeverStorytime on Facebook. Librarians throughout Utah are joining for...
04/06/2020

📚Get schooled every morning at 10 a.m. with #CabinFeverStorytime on Facebook. Librarians throughout Utah are joining forces to read stories for Utah’s at-home students. Some 15,000 readers have joined in since the program launched March 18.

“As much as our smaller patrons miss coming to the library during the closure, we librarians so miss seeing and interacting with them,” says Molly Cluff, of the Orem Library. “We're seeing so many people and organizations on social media stepping up and using their talents in unique ways to connect as a community at this time.”

#oneutah Utah State Library

👏 UofU's Libraries Use 3-D Printer to Produce Personal Protective Equipment"Ferrill and Engel started production after r...
04/04/2020
U’s libraries produce much-needed supplies for COVID-19 crisis | @theU

👏 UofU's Libraries Use 3-D Printer to Produce Personal Protective Equipment

"Ferrill and Engel started production after reaching an agreement with the University of Utah Health that they meet the medical grade standards required of PPE. When all 30 3-D printers are up and running, they’ll be producing approximately 300 face shields a day".

https://attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/university-of-utah-libraries-produce-much-needed-supplies-for-covid-19-crisis/

Public donations for PPE are also being accepted by the state: bit.ly/UTdonatePPE

Medical grade 3-D-printed face shields will go to health care workers.

PLEASE DONATE BLOOD.🩸Healthy Utahns are asked to donate blood to help at a time when regularly scheduled drives have bee...
04/04/2020

PLEASE DONATE BLOOD.🩸
Healthy Utahns are asked to donate blood to help at a time when regularly scheduled drives have been postponed. We face a severe blood shortage during this international coronavirus outbreak. And you should know: Donation centers have safety protocols in place to make the blood donation process even safer.

Visit “Ways to Help” to schedule an appointment.
> coronavirus.utah.gov/help

04/03/2020
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Official Announcement | The Shows Must Go On - Stay Home #WithMe

📽️ Starting tomorrow Friday April 3rd, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber will be releasing full-length, smash-hit musicals once a week that you can watch for free on YouTube.

Up first is Joseph And The Amazing Technical Dreamcoat featuring Utah singer and entertainer Donny Osmond.

🤩Watch Here: https://www.youtube.com/theshowsmustgoon

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling all musical lovers! Starting this Friday, we’ll be releasing a full-length, smash-hit musical once a week for you to watc...

Have you done your #2020Census? The 2020 Census helps determine funding for our local public resources, which includes f...
04/02/2020

Have you done your #2020Census?

The 2020 Census helps determine funding for our local public resources, which includes funding for the ARTS and CULTURAL agencies. It's fast and easy to complete, fill it out by mail, online, or call 1-844-330-2020. For more details visit census2020.utah.gov

#YouMatterBeCounted #Census2020Utah

🏔️ Silicon Slopes has set up a relief fund to help with medical supplies, COVID19 test kits, and public health and K-12 ...
04/02/2020
How you can help: A T-shirt is aiding COVID-19 charities and showing Utah pride

🏔️ Silicon Slopes has set up a relief fund to help with medical supplies, COVID19 test kits, and public health and K-12 education efforts. You can also purchase a #OneUtah t-shirt through Cotopaxi who will donate the proceeds to the Silicon Slopes Serves fund.

Make a donation or purchase a 👕 for the Silicon Slopes Community Response Fund online at: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/help/

#OneUtah #UtahLeadsTogether

📰 Article:
https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/03/30/how-you-can-help-t-shirt/?fbclid=IwAR2komBMaH9JhSF28icP8AGqdzNnlMVfZ3qGC1K0KWrm2piNjB1fAehZx3c

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At the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts, We Believe Culture Makes Life Better, Helps to Build Communities, Celebrates Diversity, and Improves Our Quality of Life.

Our department has 150 passionate professionals across our six divisions: Utah State Library, Arts & Museums, State History, Indian Affairs, Multicultural Affairs, UServe, and the Utah STEM Action Center.

We encourage participation from both our staff and the residents of Utah to shape the future of the state through the the power of arts and culture. As such, one of our primary functions is to align programmatic efforts to activate the social and civic engagement needed to cultivate creativity, reinforce a sense of belonging, and encourage collaboration. Each division’s work positively impacts individuals, communities, and ultimately the intangible heart of the state.

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