On Monday, Jan. 29, the Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee heard a presentation about the department’s base budget. The full text of the presentation is below the slide deck. You can listen to the audio here. Continue reading
During this year’s legislative session, the Department of Heritage & Arts is supporting a few bills that directly impact one of our programs or the department budget. Continue reading
Cemeteries could receive grants to restore headstones and maintain some landscaping through a bill passed by a House committee Friday. Continue reading
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums will award two $10,000 Visual Arts Fellowships to acknowledge and encourage the careers of professional artists who demonstrate exceptional talent and dedication. Applications opened Jan. 1, 2018 and are due Feb. 1, 2018. Continue reading
The landscape portraits of George Beard, a pioneer of early glass-plate photography, will be on display beginning Jan. 19 at the Alice Gallery in Salt Lake City. Continue reading
The impact of having art in a home, as well as its capacity to inspire and enrich the lives of those who view, is the the focus of a new exhibit featuring 14 artists at the Rio Gallery in Salt Lake City. Continue reading
This year’s budget proposal from Governor Gary R. Herbert, unveiled Dec. 13, includes all of the requests submitted by the Department of Heritage & Arts. That includes a strong increase in Arts Sustainability Grants and money for three core positions. Continue reading
Three students who participated in the state and national History Day competitions shared their experiences with the Utah Board of Education on Dec. 7.
The students all attend Ogden High School and were accompanies by their teacher, Lisa Pockrus. During their trip to Washington D.C., they had an incredible learning experience. They met with civil rights hero Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, who was part of the sit-in at the Woolworth’s lunch counter in Jackson Mississippi.
Edgar Corrales created an exhibit on the Freedom Rides of the Civil Rights Movement. He placed 1st at the Utah History Day State Contest in the Senior Individual Exhibit category and represented Utah at the National History Day competition.
Keila Arredondo and Araceli Palacios worked together to build a website on Cesar Chavez. They placed 2nd at State in the Senior Group Website category and represented Utah at the National History Day competition.
Pictured in the banner photo: Superintendent Sydnee Dickson, Lt. Gov Spencer Cox, Ogden High School students Edgar Corrales, Keila Arrendondo, Araceli Palacios, teacher Lisa Pockrus
SALT LAKE CITY — During the holiday season, many Utahns look for opportunities to help those in need. Through UServeUtah’s Holiday Service Pledge Drive, individuals and families can commit to show their gratitude year-round. Continue reading
Artists or artist teams are encouraged to submit letters of interest and qualifications for public art projects at future Utah state liquor stores in Herriman and Syracuse. Continue reading