Share Your Story With Us!

On March 9, 1899, the agency that became the Utah Division of Arts & Museums was founded, making 2024 our agency's 125th anniversary. We’d like you to help us celebrate 125 years of supporting creative individuals and cultural organizations across the state. Please share your story and/or photos related to your experience with our agency using the button below. We will share these stories and photos on social media, in newsletters, on our website, and in other communications. Thank you! 

A group of people stands in a gallery in front of a sign that reads, "Artists in Residence."

Fanny Guadalupe Blauer,
Artes de Mexico en Utah

I want to express my gratitude to the Utah Division of Arts and Museums. With your support, we have been able to achieve many goals, reach out to community, and build a more sustainable organization. You are an organization that has believed in us; with your funding, you have allowed us to move to the next step. I am thankful to all our volunteers, staff, and community that have trusted our programs and have helped us to make them meaningful and accessible to our different communities.
A woman holds a birthday cake in front of another woman.

Elizabeth Egleston Giraud

UA&M had a profound effect on my life. In 1983, I started working for Repertory Dance Theatre as the development director, writing grants soliciting funding from UA&M. I knew nothing of UA&M prior to this, but it swept me into the local and state arts community. Through UA&M I received a summer fellowship to work at the National Endowment for the Arts, where I learned of graduate degrees in historic preservation. The next summer I was on my way to Cornell University. That master's degree established my long career in historic preservation, and it all began with my RDT employment and association with UA&M. Photo by Doug Sonntag.
An orchestra and choir perform onstage.

Funding from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums has allowed us to have many exciting symphony orchestra concerts, including commissioned music, as well as expanding audiences through school assemblies, family matinees, and VIP tickets for 4th and 9th graders as we encourage students to choose their own instruments for their musical journey. 
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