New Sculpture for Glendinning Home

We will soon welcome a beautiful new outdoor sculpture to the Glendinning Home, where Utah Arts & Museums is headquartered. Ogden artist Heath Satow was awarded the opportunity to create a site-specific work to be placed on the home’s grounds. His piece, AMH: 1898, honors our agency’s founder, Alice Merrill Horne, in a number of ways, not least by incorporating …

NEA Funds Come to Utah

In February, the National Endowment for the Arts released its first funding announcement of FY 2019, which included funding to nine Utah organizations for arts projects. Earlier this month, the NEA released its second funding announcement, which included grants to 15 Utah organizations. The February round of funding totaled $250,000 to Utah groups; the more recent round of funding included …

Governor Receives AFTA Award

At a special event on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Americans for the Arts (AFTA) honored Governor Gary Herbert with its Governors Arts Leadership Award. Founded in 1960, AFTA is the nation’s leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education, supporting the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate and promote the arts in America. Governor Herbert was recognized for …

Party Like It’s 1869

One of the most iconic and life-altering events in America’s history – the completion of the transcontinental railroad – happened in Utah on May 10, 1869. Spike 150 is the umbrella organization for all those celebrating the 150-year anniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony in Utah. Through a series of activities and events, the Spike 150 initiative aims to inspire, …

Piano picture from Ogden Symphony Ballet

Additional Grants Funding Approved By Legislature

Assuming Governor Gary R. Herbert signs the budget bills approved during the final days of the session, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums will receive an additional $2 million in one-time funding for grants to arts organizations and museums. This will bring the total grant pool in fiscal year 2020, including federal funds, to approximately $3.5 million.

Opening Doors through Art

by Rozanna Benally-Sagg In the Montezuma Creek community, where Georgiana Simpson teaches art at Whitehorse High School, she is providing learning opportunities in a supportive environment. In particular, she encourages students to reflect on their own personal strengths as tools for success. “I encourage my students to use their strengths and skills to help others,” Simpson said. This year, Simpson …

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Legislative Committee Prioritizes $3.5 Million in Additional Grants Funding

After reviewing hundreds of requests for funding, the Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee placed additional funding for cultural grants near the top of their funding recommendations. The subcommittee unanimously recommended $3.5 million in ongoing grants funding for arts organizations and museums, slightly more than half of what was proposed by Gov. Gary Herbert in December. But even that …

Additional Grants Funding: Questions and Answers

Governor Gary R. Herbert’s proposal for an additional $6 million for the arts and museums grants pool would provide significant, important boosts to arts organizations and museums. In this post, we will attempt to address general questions that have been raised. What is the specific proposal, and how will it impact current funding? The governor proposed $6 million in ongoing …

Additional $6 Million in Arts and Museums Grants Proposed by Gov. Gary Herbert

Gov. Gary Herbert has proposed an additional $6 million in grant funding for arts organizations, museums, and cultural groups. The governor included the proposal as part of his budget presentation, highlighting the benefit of arts and culture for quality of life and community-focused growth. The funding is included in the proposed budget increase for the Department of Heritage & Arts, …

Utah Arts & Museums Celebrates 40 Years at Glendinning Home

On October 19, 2018, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums celebrated 40 years in its main offices, located in the historic Glendinning Home at 617 East South Temple in Salt Lake City. It was an exciting day, but first, a little history. The National Endowment for the Arts was established in 1965. The Utah Art Institute and its advisory …