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Publications & Surveys

Recent Research and Reports

Kem C. Gardner Economic Contributions of Cultural Organizations in Utah

Arts Funding Snapshot: Grantmakers in the Arts

Utah Arts & Museums Annual Reports



Utah Creative Vitality™ Index

The Creative Vitality™ Index (CVI™) is an annual measure of the economic health of the arts-related creative economy in Utah. In the CVI™, creative economy is defined as including for-profit and nonprofit arts-related creative enterprises, and the key support and service activities that sustain them. The Index is the result of research that was designed to develop a more inclusive and robust diagnostic tool related to the economic dimensions of the arts elements of the creative economy. Starting with 2013 reports we have one-sheets by county. For more information, and reports to the zip code level, contact David Wicai,, 801-236-7547. Download the CVI™ below:

Arts Education & Learning Surveys

Four-State Arts Education Assessment

A comprehensive survey of arts education in Wyoming, Utah, Montana and Idaho covering the 2009-2010 school year, undertaken by Utah Arts & Museums and the Utah State Office of Education and was conducted by Bothell Assessment and Research.

Teaching Artists and Their Work Survey

The results of the Association of Teaching Artists’s Survey on What are Meaningful, Supportable, and Sustainable Environments for the Work of a Teaching Artist are now available online. The focus of the survey, conducted between September 2009 and March 2010 was Teaching Artists’ experiential knowledge. Teaching Artists’ from fifty states and the District of Columbia responded to the survey.

Strategic Plan

Utah Museum Services Survey

The Utah Arts & Museums’ Office of Museum Services recently conducted a survey to gain information on museums’ growth, development and value in the State of Utah.  The survey was directed toward attendance, budgets, professional development, collection/records, information technology and museum priorities.

The results will help Museum Services better represent museums’ needs and concerns to Utah Legislators. It is also intended to help Utah Arts & Museums best serve Utah museums with technical assistance and their future development.

Art of the Nonprofit

We are committed to enabling our arts and cultural organizations to grow and stabilize by providing professional development. One of the modes of providing this assistance is through our publications. Our Utah Nonprofit Corporations Handbook is currently in its fifth revision and has assisted many of our organizations in Utah learns the basic steps to incorporating and obtaining their 501(c)(3) IRS status. Due to the success of this handbook, we decided to publish two companion handbooks, this one on volunteer development in 1999 and another on effective board leadership. We hope these publications will provide you with many of the necessary tools for accomplishing your goals.

Local Arts Council Survey

Each year we report to the State Legislature on the form, function and cost of local support for arts-related activities throughout the state. This information is then used by the Legislature in determining arts budgeting. It also assists us in the development of new programs, funding and training opportunities. The data provided by this survey conducted in January 2009 is one way of getting an up-to-date, clear and more comprehensive view of how local arts councils operate and add to their communities. To view the results, click HERE.

Top three results of the survey:

  • 93% are interested in training and an informal newsletter geared specifically to local arts councils.
  • 73% would like more information on cultural/heritage tourism.
  • 58% need assistance in putting a strategic/business plan in place.