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Utah Arts & Museums Recognizes 2018 Legislative Champions

 

The Utah Division of Arts and Museums is pleased to inaugurate the Alice Merrill Horne Legislative Champion Award. This award acknowledges elected officials who initiate legislation to ensure Utah’s arts, culture, and heritage can thrive and grow. Alice Merrill Horne was our first legislative champion. In 1899, she sponsored the bill creating the first state arts agency in the nation.

This year, we’re honoring two individuals who have gone above and beyond to support arts and museums.

During the 2018 legislative session, Rep. Brad Wilson took the initiative to assist school districts across the state in caring for and providing a path to keep works of art purchased by the public in the public domain.

Also during the 2018 legislative session, Rep. Patrice Arent sponsored HB180 – Art Collection Committee Amendments, which fully acknowledged our first legislative champion, Alice Merrill Horne. Thanks to Rep. Arent, our state art collection is now officially known as the State of Utah Alice Merrill Horne Art Collection.

Utah Arts & Museums Strategic Planning Process

We at the Utah Division of Arts & Museums are building our next long-range plan that looks at both Utah’s current cultural landscape and the shifting atmosphere we live in today. As a state-level cultural agency, we are uniquely positioned to identify the needs of our constituents and to make decisions that sustain and strengthen Utah’s cultural vitality. With this in mind, we want to hear from our constituents and partners to help us shape our future trajectory.

We invite you to share your ideas with us during one of our Listening Tour stops throughout the state.

Listening Tour Schedule

St. George, UT
Thursday, February 22, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
St. George Social Hall

Ogden, UT
Thursday, February 15, 2018
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Ogden Community Arts Center

Provo, UT
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
ARTcetera Student Art Gallery – Provo Shopping Center

Vernal, UT
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Uintah County Heritage Museum

Ephraim, UT
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Granary Art Center

Logan, UT
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
5:15 PM – 6:45 PM
Cache Valley Center for the Arts

Sandy, UT
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Mountain America Performing Arts Centre – Home of Hale Centre Theatre
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Monticello, UT
Monday, May 7, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Canyon Country Discovery Center
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Bluff, UT
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Bluff Community Center
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Delta, UT
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
5:15 PM – 6:45 PM
Delta Community Center
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Strategic Planning Process
We’re building our next long-range plan, and we want ideas from our constituents and partners to help shape our future. Here’s a look at our process for the next several months:

 

Social Impact Study

Thank you for your interest in participating in a social impact study conducted in partnership between the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and Thanksgiving Point.

The purpose of a social impact study is to determine what impact a cultural organization has on the communities they serve. The goal is to measure how attending a cultural organization can improve family/personal well-being, health, knowledge and understanding of others and your community.Social Impact is a broad term used to describe a significant positive change that addresses a pressing social challenge.

Please fill out the application below to answer a few questions related to the study

StEPs-UT Pilot

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UA&M), Utah Humanities (UH), and the Utah Division of State History (USH) are partnering to pilot a program based on the American Association for State & Local History’s (AASLH) Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (StEPs) that will offer six small Utah museums and local history organizations a two-year enrichment opportunity designed to help them achieve success in six areas of institutional practice. Space is limited and by competitive application. To apply, submit complete application by April 13, 2018. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Ortiz at UA&M (jenniferortiz@utah.gov), or Megan van Frank at UH (vanfrank@utahhumanities.org).

For more information and to apply, click here.
 
The StEPS-Utah pilot program is a series of six modules that offer board, staff, and volunteers working in participating organizations an opportunity to tangibly improve their organizational capacity. Required training & module dates:

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE WILL TAKE PLACE BY APRIL 20TH, 2018.JUNE OR JULY 2018, DATE TBD | ON-SITE, HALF-DAY VISIT WITH MENTOR AND PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS.

JULY 30, 2018 | PROGRAM ORIENTATION: 1:00PM-5:00PM

JULY to OCTOBER 2018 | Module #1: Mission, Vision, Governance
July 31, 2018: Full workshop day, 9-5PM
August 27, 2018: Watch & Talk, 11 AM-1PM
September 2018: Site visit, TBD with assigned mentor
October 29, 2018: Full workshop day, 9-5PM

NOVEMBER 2018 to FEBRUARY 2019 | Module #2: Management
November 26, 2018: Full workshop day, 9-5PM
December 17, 2018: Watch & Talk, 11 AM-1PM
January 2019: Site visit, TBD with assigned mentor
February 25, 2019: Full workshop day, 9-5PM

MARCH to JUNE 2019 | Module #3: Audience
March 25, 2019: Full workshop day, 9-5PM
April 29, 2019: Watch & Talk, 11 AM-1PM
May 2019: Site visit, TBD with assigned mentor
June 24, 2019: Full workshop day, 9-5PM

JULY to OCTOBER 2019 | Module #4: Stewardship of Collections
July 29, 2019: Full workshop day, 9-5PM
August 26, 2019: Watch & Talk, 11 AM-1PM
September 2019: Site visit, TBD with assigned mentor
October 28, 2019: Full workshop day, 9-5PM

NOVEMBER 2019 to FEBRUARY 2020 | Module #5: Stewardship of Historic Structures & Landscapes
November 18, 2019: Full workshop day, 9-5PM
December 16, 2019: Watch & Talk, 11 AM-1PM
January 2020: Site visit, TBD with assigned mentor
February 24, 2020: Full workshop day, 9-5PM

MARCH to JUNE 2020 | Module #6: Interpretation
March 30, 2020: Full workshop day, 9-5PM
April 27, 2020: Watch & Talk, 11 AM-1PM
May 2020: Site visit, TBD with assigned mentor
June 29, 2020: Full workshop day, 9-5PM

During the course of the program, a cohort of participating organizations will complete all six modules (modules are not available separately).

Each module is four months long and comprises workshop sessions (one each in months 1, 2, and 4) and an on-site visit (in month 3).

Workshops will be held in Salt Lake City and taught by instructors who are experts in the designated area of focus.

The program will pair participating organizations with an experienced mentor to help individualize content to the organization’s current needs.

Participating organizations will identify and complete one small project per module that advances them within that topic area, and will reach at least a “bronze” level in each module (lowest level of the basic/good/better StEPS model).

Arts Project A or B

To enable organizations and groups, whose primary mission may or may not be the arts, to develop and provide unique arts-based projects for the general public. Project A activities must occur between July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019, or Project B activities must occur between Jan 1 – June 30, 2019.  Funding Range: $500 to $2,000

Arts Project B will open August 6, 2018

Deadlines: April 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. MST

Guidelines   Apply  Budgets 

Arts Learning Grants

Arts Learning Grants Funding for interactive and comprehensive arts education-based projects where a qualified teaching artist(s) works with a specific community population, organization, or school. Funding range $2,000-$7,000. Deadline:   March 23, 2018 5:00 p.m.

Teacher-Initiated-Project (TIP)
Application is now a professional development opportunity and has been moved to the Arts Education Program.

Guidelines    Apply  Budgets