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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.

Applications are now closed. 
 
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:

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).

Museum E3: Explore, Engage, Exchange Program

The Museum E3 program was designed to give museum staff and volunteers complimentary access to their local museums, to have the opportunity to learn and grow as fellow museum professionals in the field. Through the Museum E3 Program, current participating museum staff, volunteers, and docents may receive free, general admission to participating museums during their regular open hours.* This new program is geared towards fostering professional development in our state’s museum staff by having the opportunity to visit museums across the state at no cost.

Museums that apply will be placed on a list maintained by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and regularly updated and posted to our website. It is the responsibility of participating museums to maintain their contact information and to remove their museum from the list if they no longer wish to participate. The Museum E3 Program is free to join. 

To submit and application, please click the Museum E3 Program application link here.

*Reciprocal privileges may be restricted for special exhibitions or events. Please contact individually participating museums for more information. Museum staff must present badge, business card, or another valid form of identification to the front desk of participating museums. 

 

 

Utah Museum Directory

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums invites you to discover Utah’s museums through a variety of exhibits and programs our museums have to offer. Over 260 Utah museums offer you a rich and diverse experience in a wide range of subjects, from art, culture, and history to science, botanical gardens, and zoos. This directory has divided Utah Museums into six regions with cities listed
alphabetically in each region:

Wasatch Front
Northern
Eastern
West Desert
Central
Southwest

Click the image below to access the 2015 Utah Museum Directory

Museum Directory

 

Museums

Our museum services’ mission is to advance the value of museums within Utah and to enable the broadest physical, intellectual, and emotional access to collections and programs.

To view our most recent MuseNews Newsletter and past issues, or to subscribe to the newsletter, please click here


AAM 2017 Salary Survey

To view AAM’s most recent salary survey, please click here..

Questions?

Contact Jennifer Ortiz at jenniferortiz@utah.gov or 801.245.7288


Utah Museum Directory

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums invites you to discover Utah’s museums through a variety of exhibits and programs our museums have to offer. Over 260 Utah museums offer you a rich and diverse experience in a wide range of subjects, from art, culture, and history to science, botanical gardens, and zoos. This directory has divided Utah museums into six regions, with cities listed alphabetically in each region:

Wasatch Front
Northern
Eastern
West Desert
Central
Southwest

Utah Museum Directory


Collections Care Assistance

Need help with your museum’s collection? Not sure where to start? Contact Museum Services Manager, Jennifer Ortiz at 801-245-7288 or at jenniferortiz@utah.gov for any of your museum collections related questions.


Museum Events

Museums Advocacy Day

The Utah Museums Association and the Advisory Board of the Office of Museum Services host Museums Advocacy Day at the Legislature in the Capitol Rotunda. Click HERE for more information or to see images from past events. Mark your calendars for the next Museums Advocacy Day, which will be held February 27, 2018.

Certification

Certified Utah Museum

The 2008 State Legislature enacted a bill creating a Certified Utah Museum designation.  Museums must be certified to be eligible for Arts & Museum grants. Certified Utah Museums pay a reduced $65 fee for their annual Charitable Solicitations Permit. A site visit is required for all new applicants to the Certified Utah Museum program. The division reserves the right to review certifications at any time to ensure compliance with the program provisions. Certified status lasts for 5 years.


Funding

Museum Grants

Museum Grants help museums develop and execute projects to increase knowledge of professional skills in accepted museum practices; to better preserve, exhibit, and interpret their collections; and to better serve their communities.

Please note: The online grants system works best if viewed in Chrome or Firefox web browsers. If using Internet Explorer, be sure your version is 9.0 or higher.

Applying for Grants?

Have you read the guidelines? All guidelines can be found on the main grant page in this website.

Visit uamgrants.utah.gov to access your online application.

New to our online grants system? You can request access to the grants portal (note that guidelines are not located in the portal) by contacting Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager, at lalder@utah.gov801.236.7550 or Racquel Cornali, Community Arts Coordinator, at rcornali@utah.gov or 801.236.7541 for login information.

Charitable Solicitation Permit

Unless otherwise exempt, all organizations that solicit funds for a charitable purpose are required by Utah law to register as a charitable organization with the Utah Division of Consumer Protection. Before you can submit an application (if you are not a government agency or educational institution), you must provide a copy of your current Charitable Solicitation Permit. If you have questions about whether this applies to your organization or not, you can read the law, or contact the Department of Consumer Protection.


Other Opportunities

Information about regional and national opportunities can be found on our MuseOps page.


Utah Museums Services Survey

Utah Arts & Museums conducts annual surveys to collect information on museums’ growth, development and value. Results are posted online, made available to the museum community, shared with legislators, and used for planning.

Survey Results

 Download an information sheet on the Museums program.