Over the past two years, Utah’s cultural industry has become stronger as we have risen together to face multiple challenges. We have pivoted, reimagined, and become more flexible than ever before by responding to an ever-changing set of circumstances. These experiences have shown we are stronger when working together toward a common goal.

In response to your feedback, Utah Cultural Alliance Foundation is excited to host the inaugural Culture Connect on June 29-30, 2022 at the Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center in Taylorsville. This two-day gathering for those working in the cultural industry will build connections while improving individuals' professional and business acumen throughout the industry. Plus because we are the cultural industry you can expect we will have fun while we do it! 

As with so many things in the past couple of years, this event represents a shift in our industry. Utah Arts & Museums (UA&M) is excited to partner with and support Utah Cultural Alliance in this new endeavor. Culture Connect will expand on the Utah Division of Arts & Museums' (UA&M) annual Mountain West Arts Conference.

Who Should Attend?

Culture Connect is for anyone working in Utah’s cultural industry. Our industry is made up of individuals working for nonprofit, for-profit, government organizations, as well as creatives and contractors. Each of us plays a part in the overall success of our industry.

Why Should You Attend Culture Connect?

  • Inspiration: 3 general sessions, 9 breakouts, 3 conversations, 3 workshops, and 4 excursions - all full of innovation and ideas that will improve your capacity to do your job.
  • Connection: Meet others working in the cultural industry and expand your network of colleagues.
  • Investment: Registration for members is just $195 making it a solid investment for you and the future of your organization.

How to Get Involved in Culture Connect


Early Bird Registration [May 16-May 31]  // UCA Member: $175 | General: $205
General Registration [June 1-June 15]  // UCA Member: $195 | General: $225
Late Registration [June 16-June 29]  // UCA Member: $220 | General: $250

No refunds will be given after May 31. Registration can be transferred to a colleague at any point.



Interested in being a Culture Connect sponsor or vendor? LEARN MORE HERE

Preliminary Schedule

June 29

8:00 am-9:00 am | Check-in
9:00 am-10:30 am | Keynote Address
11:00 am-12:00 pm | Breakout Sessions
12:00 pm-1:30 pm | Lunch
1:30 pm-3:00 pm | Workshop Sessions
3:00 pm-4:00 pm | Sponsor Reception
4:00 pm-5:00 pm | Live Culture Bytes Podcast Recording
5:30 pm-7:00 pm | Dine Around at Local Restaurants

June 30

9:00 am-10:30 am | Keynote Address
11:00 am-12:00 pm | Breakout Sessions
12:00 pm-2:00 pm | Awards Lunch
2:00 pm-3:30 pm | Workshop Sessions
4:00 pm-5:00 pm | Breakout Sessions 
5:30 pm-7:30 pm | Excursions