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SAM.gov Registration

All organizations looking to apply for a grant from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums (UA&M) need a Unique Entity ID (UEI) from SAM.gov, the System for Award Management (SAM) administered by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). There is no cost to apply for a UEI on the government website, SAM.gov. Once registered, your UEI will act as …

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Welcome to Our New Board Members

Our Utah Arts Advisory Board is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members, Dr. Samuel Tsugawa from Utah County, representing music, and John Ballard from Salt Lake County, representing theater. Dr. Samuel Tsugawa is an associate professor of music education at Brigham Young University, boasting a 28-year career in musical education. Samuel holds bachelors and masters of music …

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Living Folk Arts for Kids and Adults

Our Arts Education Program and Folk Arts Program received an unexpected funding increase. The staff instantly responded by sending folk artists into classrooms, community centers, museums, and a Head Start program. Beginning in September, artists went throughout Utah, from Smithfield to Bluff, Altamont to Clearfield, Perry to Spanish Fork, Provo to Green River, and beyond. Kids through adults enjoyed learning …

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Our Utah Collections Preservation Program Receives NEH Funding

We’re pleased to share that, in a competitive process, Utah Arts & Museums’ Utah Collections Preservation (UCP) program has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Preservation and Access Education and Training grant program. Our UCP program will receive $350,000 over three years, from March 2024 through February 2027. This is our agency’s second consecutive award for this …

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A Fond Farewell to Jill Remington Love

We are sad to say good-bye to Jill Remington Love, who will be leaving her post as executive director of our parent department, the Utah Department of Cultural & Community Engagement, at the end of December 2023. Under Jill’s leadership, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums has thrived. She knew all the staff personally in the department and led …

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UA&M Arts Education team hosts national arts education conference

UA&M’s Arts Education program hosted the annual gathering of the National Association of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) arts education managers from across the U.S. and territories, here in Salt Lake City, Nov. 7-9. The gathering was a resounding success, with some colleagues declaring, “We’re still walking on air!” The convening allowed our agency to share several arts organizations and stellar …

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Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) Data

The newly released Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) is an economic and social impact study of the nation’s nonprofit arts and culture industry. Building on its 30-year legacy as the largest and most inclusive study of its kind, AEP6 provides detailed findings on 373 regions from across all 50 states and Puerto Rico — ranging in population from 4,000 …

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Artworks made of original Capitol dome copper installed back in the Capitol 

In 1980, a powerful windstorm with gusts of up to 70 mph caused segments of the Utah Capitol dome’s original copper cladding to fly off, and much of the copper that remained was damaged. The copper cover was then replaced. Seeing the recovered material as an opportunity, the state held an art competition to use the salvaged material. Governor Scott …

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Kudos to Marie Desrochers on Her Utah Museums Association Award

At this year’s Utah Museums Association (UMA) conference in Vernal, our own Marie Desrochers was recognized with the Public Service Award. Marie is the Outreach Preservation Coordinator for our agency and the keystone of our Utah Collections Preservation Program (UCP). UCP delivers training designed to elevate the preservation literacy of collections stewards across Utah. Marie developed and delivered broad curricula …

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Farewell to Our Outgoing Board Members

Thirty-six years of cumulative service were recently celebrated as five board members retired from Utah Division of Arts & Museums board service. Staff and board members honored them with the following thoughts. Utah Museums Advisory Board: Tim Glenn (2015-2023, chair 2022-2023)Tim led our board with humor and thoughtful questions. He brought great energy to our board and leaves a legacy …

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Announcing Our 2023-24 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Recipients

We’re excited to announce the eight apprenticeship pairs for the 2023-24 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program. Since 1989, our Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program has supported a rich multitude of traditional artistic expression in the Beehive State. For more than 30 years, we have supported numerous apprenticeships in traditional dance, craft, music, and other art forms. Over a period of several months, …

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Hey, It’s Peter Hay!

We want to welcome our new Visual Arts Coordinator, Peter Hay. Peter has called Salt Lake City home for the past three years. His background is as a cultural programmer, educator, and artist. He grew up for the most part in Oklahoma and received an associate of arts degree from Northern Oklahoma College, a bachelor of arts degree from Northeastern …