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.


UCA Member: $220  |   General: $250
No refunds will be given after May 31. Registration can be transferred to a colleague at any point.


VOLUNTEER AT CULTURE CONNECT We still have spots for volunteers. In exchange for your volunteer service you will receive free registration.

Donate to the Silent Auction

Please help us make this event a success by donating an item for the auction. All proceeds will support our mission to communicate and amplify the value of culture and support creative professionals in the culture industry which in turn enriches our communities. DONATE AN AUCTION ITEM HERE

Hotel Block

We have arranged a limited number of rooms at the rates below for Culture Connect attendees.

HomeTowne Studios | $75+tax/night | contact Steven Rosario directly and reference Culture Connect to book a room (contact details here)
Tru by Hilton Midvale/Salt City |  $119+tax/night | book online here or call 1-800-HILTONS and reference Culture Connect or CUC


Become a Sponsor or Vendor at Culture Connect

Sponsorship options range from $2,500 to $10,000. Your contribution will help make this event possible for the industry. LEARN MORE HERE or contact Ruth White at [email protected].


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: Sessions and 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.