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Poetry Out Loud

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with the Utah Arts & Museums Arts Education Program to support Poetry Out Loud, which encourages Utah’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance.   REGISTER  For details regarding Utah’s POL activities, email or call 801-236-7557. For full details on the […]

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grant workshops


We provide funding to artists, nonprofit organizations, museums and schools through grants and competitions.       Join the grants managers from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and Utah Humanities for a free, hands-on workshop. Learn best practices and tools for getting your message across, common budget errors, evaluation strategies, as well as general […]

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Rio Gallery

Located in the grand lobby of the old Rio Grande Depot, the Rio Gallery was established as a service to Utah artists, providing a free venue for emerging as well as established artists to collaborate on exhibits and engage the community through art-making and dialogue. Coming to the Rio Gallery: DesignArts 2016 September 9 – October 21, 2016 An […]

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Statewide Annual Competition

The Statewide Annual theme rotates between Mixed Media & Works on Paper; Craft, Photography, Video & Digital works; and Painting & Sculpture. Works are chosen for display by two out-of-state artists or arts professionals who travel to the Rio Gallery to jury the exhibition in person. A $1,000 best in show award is given, as well as six […]

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Arts Ed & Learning

Arts education and learning are vital to the development of creative, well-rounded, independent thinkers. An ideal arts education curriculum for children and youth consists of the literary arts, dance, folk arts, theater, music, storytelling, media and visual arts in ongoing, sequential instruction from kindergarten through grade 12. Outside the classroom, arts learning takes place in […]

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