Community Programs



Community Programs works with local arts councils, community leaders, museums, artists, and municipalities to promote and expand Utah's cultural community through training, technical assistance, networking events, and conferences.


Professional Development scholarships

Community Programs provides scholarships for cultural organization’s staff, board members, or volunteers to attend relevant trainings or conferences. These conferences/trainings provide opportunities for organizations to expand their skill sets and network with other organizations.
Funding covers registration costs up to $500

Change Leader Program

Change Leaders make up an active network of graduates from a three-day intensive professional development course. Participants receive instruction on assessing environments as well as the communication and facilitation skills necessary to implement change. Change Leaders share a commitment to creative community-building and lead quick turnaround projects called Random Acts of Art.

changeleader.utah.gov

Local arts agencies

Local Arts Agencies work to foster and support the arts in their communities. Whether they take the form of councils, boards, committees, government entities or nonprofit organizations, they are at the heart of community arts participation and play an important role in advocating, encouraging and developing arts and cultural awareness. They frequently interface with local government, acting as a critical resource for community-building and raising the quality of life. Some have formalized this status with a Designated Local Arts Agency Agreement with their municipality.


See a list of Local Arts Agencies in Utah.

Creative aging

Utah Division of Arts & Museums is investing in Creative Aging work to improve the lives of older adults throughout or state.

As part of this work, we are thrilled to have received a grant from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA), in collaboration with Aroha Philanthropies, to support Creative Aging through NASAA's Leveraging State Investments in Creative Aging (LSICA) initiative.

Click here to find more information on our Creative Aging work.

Professional Gatherings series

We at UA&M are convening a series of free virtual professional gatherings for all you who do the heavy lifting at Utah's vital cultural institutions. These role-based, facilitated discussions will offer an opportunity to connect, ask, share, teach, learn, and even kvetch about topics relevant to your roles. 
Please register in advance.
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Next scheduled gatherings TBA


 

Jason Bowcutt
Community Programs & Performing Arts Manager
801.236.7554

Tracy Hansford
Community Programs Coordinator
801.236.7544