Community Programs works with local arts councils, community leaders, museums, artists, and municipalities to promote and expand Utah's arts and museums community through training, technical assistance, networking events, and conferences.
Professional Development scholarships
Community Programs provides scholarships for arts & museums 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. These scholarships are intended to advance skills towards arts & museums best practices.
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.
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.
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.
Breaking Barriers: A Cultural Accessibility Project
- Blind and Low Vision
- Physical and Mobility
- Neurodiverse and Sensory
Organizational participants in the Breaking Barriers project will receive 12 hours of instruction provided by Art Access staff. Through this work, participants will develop accessibility plans that address how to make their physical sites and organizations more accessible to the disability community.
All training will take place virtually.
Professional Gatherings series
Next scheduled gatherings TBA