Our Boards

Utah Arts Board

The Utah Arts Council was established in 1899 by the Utah Legislature three short years after Utah received statehood. The Utah Arts Council became the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, which is the primary agency through which funds from the Utah State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts combine to stimulate and advance the arts in all their phases in the state. Our agency supports individual artists, arts and cultural organizations, and constituents by:

  • acting as a state coordinator and advisor
  • offering professional development
  • providing direct matching grants to more than 200 nonprofit organizations across the state
  • providing more than 500 outreach services to schools, local arts agencies and organizations, community centers, performing groups, and individual artists
  • serving as a catalyst for arts programming throughout the state
  • helping arts organizations, groups, and individuals bring the arts to the people of Utah

The Utah Arts Board is a policy-making board composed of 13 members, each appointed to a four-year term by the Governor and ratified by the Utah Senate. Nine seats are dedicated to representatives of the following disciplines: architecture, dance, folk arts, media, music, theatre, sculpture, literature, and visual arts. Four seats are appointed from the community at large.

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Utah Arts Board Members

Lisa Arnett Salt Lake City, Prescott Muir Architects, Architecture
Jansen Davis Chair Centerville, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, Performing Arts
Caitlin Gochnour Vice Chair Ogden, Former Member, Ogden City Council, At-Large
Johann Jacobs Immediate Past Chair Salt Lake City, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Dance
Amy Jorgensen Ephraim, Granary Art Center, Visual Arts
Kimi Kawashima Salt Lake City, Westminster College, Music
Heidi Prokop Salt Lake City, Zions Bank, At-Large
Clive Romney Salt Lake City, Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts, Folk Arts
Krista Sorenson Salt Lake City, Sorenson Impact Foundation Board, At-Large
Leroy Transfield Orem, Sculptor, Sculpture
Ken Verdoia Cottonwood Heights, Journalist, Media Arts
Jeni Wilson Layton, At-Large
Natalie Young Cedar City, Sugar House Review, Literary Arts

Utah Museums Board

The goal of our museum services program is to advance the value of museums within Utah and to enable the broadest physical, intellectual, and emotional access to collections and programs. We help Utah museums improve their ability to:

  • care for and manage collections
  • develop quality educational resources
  • provide access to collections for research
  • identify and successfully compete for financial resources

The Utah Museums Board is composed of 11 members, each appointed to a four-year term by the Governor. A minimum of at least six members must be qualified, trained, and experienced museum professionals. The remaining five seats are appointed from the community at large.

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Utah Museums Board Members

Diana Call St. George, Executive Director, St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site
Nichol Bourdeaux Salt Lake City, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, Utah Transit Authority, At-Large
Carl Camp Vice Chair Fillmore, Director, Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum
Tim Glenn Green River, Executive Director, John Wesley Powell River History Museum
Shane Gosdis Salt Lake City, Senior Associate, Vantus Law Group, At-Large
Sharon Johnson Logan, Volunteer, Cache County Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum
Erin Litvack Salt Lake City, Deputy Mayor/Chief Administrative Officer, Salt Lake County, At-Large
Bill Sanders Layton, Pioneer Histories Manager, Heritage Museum of Layton
Susan Stevenson Layton, At-Large
Mike Washburn Lehi, President and CEO, Thanksgiving Point, At-Large
Rita Wright Chair Springville, Executive Director, Springville Museum of Art

Arts & Culture Business Alliance

Established in 2015 by the Utah State Legislature to support arts, culture, and business alliances in Utah.

Arts & Culture Business Alliance Members

Marcia Price Salt Lake City
Kelly Stowell Kanab
Craig Jessop Chair Logan

The Glass Menagerie, Pioneer Theatre Company
L-R: Hanley Smith and Logan James Hall