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Equity & Inclusion

Our Commitment:
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums promotes equity that involves all people, including those who have been historically underrepresented, in: policymaking; support of artists and organizations; and fair access of resources.


Utah Arts & Museums: Modeling Through Action

To provide informed, authentic leadership for inclusion and cultural equity, we:

  • Provide board and staff training on what cultural equity is and its importance
  • Include questions on cultural equity in all grant applications
  • Practice equitable hiring practices for division staff
  • Prioritize equity when serving constituents in all programs

Acknowledgements & Affirmations from Americans for the Arts

  • In the United States, there are systems of power that grant privilege and access unequally such that inequity and injustice result, and that must be continuously addressed and changed.
  • Cultural equity is critical to the long-term viability of the arts and museums sector.
  • We must all hold ourselves accountable, because acknowledging and challenging our inequities and working in partnership is how we will make change happen.
  • Everyone deserves equal access to a full, vibrant creative life, which is essential to a healthy and democratic society.
  • The prominent presence of artists challenges inequities and encourages alternatives.

Statement from Americans for the Arts on Cultural Equity

Below is a PDF of Americans for the Arts’ Statement on Cultural Equity. We’ve also included an editable version in Word for your convenience to use as a working model for your organization if needed.

Editable Cultural Equity Statement for Your Organization
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