Utah Division of Arts and Museums
The Utah Division of Arts and Museums is an agency of the state government of Utah, responsible for the promotion of the arts and Utah museums. It is a division of the Utah Department of Community and Culture. The Division includes the Utah Office of Museum Services and the Utah Arts Council.
The Division of Arts and Museums’s goal is to promote innovation in and the growth of Utah’s arts and culture community. We provide funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations throughout the state so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. The Division is the primary agency in Utah through which state and national funds combine to stimulate and encourage the arts. We distribute funds appropriated directly for the arts by both the Utah State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. We act as a state coordinator and adviser, having an awareness of various programs that might be underway at any given time around the state. We assist with professional development where needed and provides direct matching grants to more than 200 nonprofit organizations statewide.
The Utah Division of Arts and Museums conducts programs which provide more than 500 outreach services to schools, local arts councils and organizations, community centers, performing groups and individual artists. The areas of interest covered include folk arts, arts education, public art, literary arts, community development, design arts, and visual arts. Financial assistance is available through several programs including grants to individual artists, funding to schools through arts education, creative communities initiative funds, visual arts fellowships, and apprenticeships for folk and ethnic artists. Overall the Division serves as a catalyst for arts programming throughout the state, assisting arts organizations, groups and individuals in bringing the arts to the people of Utah.