printable PDF of all activities | Appropriation & Bill Tracking (must log in as a UCA Member)
DAY 1 | TUE, JAN 19
Attend the Culture Conversation call to hear an advocacy update. Free to attend. Hosted by the Utah Cultural Alliance. (register)
DAY 2 | WED, JAN 20
Attend the Presidential Inauguration. Check local news channels for live stream.
DAY 3 | THU, JAN 21
Find out which legislator represents you in Utah's House of Representatives. Use your address to look it up @ le.utah.gov/GIS/findDistrict.jsp
DAY 4 | FRI, JAN 22
Find out which legislator represents you in Utah's Senate. Use your address to look it up @ le.utah.gov/GIS/findDistrict.jsp
DAY 5 | SAT, JAN 23
Make plans to attend a cultural event. Find virtual and in-person events in Utah @ NowPlayingUtah.com
DAY 6 | SUN, JAN 24
Pick up a book. Discover a new book or revisit an old favorite. Support your local library or bookstore.
DAY 7 | MON, JAN 25
Find out which legislator represents your organization in Utah's House of Representatives. Use your address to look it up @ le.utah.gov/GIS/findDistrict.jsp
DAY 8 | TUE, JAN 26
Find out which legislator represents your organization in Utah's Senate. Use your address to look it up @ le.utah.gov/GIS/findDistrict.jsp
DAY 9 | WED, JAN 27
Become a Utah Cultural Alliance member. When we join together our voice is stronger! utculture.org/membership
DAY 10 | THU, JAN 28
Subscribe to KUER's 45 Days podcast. Each week reporters highlight critical bills & how they affect you.
DAY 11 | FRI, JAN 29
Follow Utah Cultural Alliance on social media. [@utculture @nowplayingutah on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest]
DAY 12 | SAT, JAN 30
Get outside and enjoy nature. Find new places to explore @ visitutah.com/things-to-do
DAY 13 | SUN, JAN 31
Celebrate Utah's Statehood anniversary by watching the Thrive125 broadcast. Featuring artists & organizations throughout the state the broadcast can be streamed @ thrive125.utah.gov/
DAY 14 | MON, FEB 1
Attend the virtual Advocacy for the Cultural Industry Workshop. Free to attend. Hosted by the Utah Cultural Alliance. (register)
DAY 15 | TUE, FEB 2
Download the Bill Tracker app to keep up-to-date. An easy way to follow bills related to Utah's cultural industry. (Learn more *UCA member benefit)
DAY 16 | WED, FEB 3
Find out who represents you in the US House of Representatives. Use your address to look it up @ house.gov/representatives
DAY 17 | THU, FEB 4
Find out who represents Utah in the US Senate. Learn more about our senators or contact them at senate.gov/states/UT/intro.htm
DAY 18 | FRI, FEB 5
Learn about Governor Cox's budget recommendations. See details @ gomb.utah.gov/
DAY 19 | SAT, FEB 6
Plan a visit to one of Utah's museums. Find current museums exhibitions @ nowplayingutah.com/categories/museums/
WEEK 4 | CULTURAL ADVOCACY WEEK
DAY 21 | MON, FEB 8
Attend a committee meeting virtually. Schedule and instructions are found le.utah.gov/asp/interim/Cal.asp?year=2021&month=1
DAY 22 | TUE, FEB 9
Express gratitude to your legislators for their support of cultural industry funding. Let them know this funding is essential for Utah's cultural industry.
DAY 23 | WED, FEB 10
Attend a special Culture Conversation call for a mid-session advocacy update. Free to attend. Hosted by the Utah Cultural Alliance. (register)
DAY 25 | FRI, FEB 12
Become a member of the professional association(s) relevant to you. Member dues fund programs that build the capacity in your cultural genre - be it museums, libraries, art, music, theater, film, etc.
DAY 27 | SUN, FEB 14
Share your love of Utah's cultural organizations. Sign up for newsletters, post shout-outs on social media, make a donation, buy tickets - your support will help them thrive!
[The legislature will not meet on February 15 in observance of President's Day]
DAY 28 | TUE, FEB 16
Sign up for Utah Culture Alliance text alerts (utculture.org/newsletters).
DAY 30| THU, FEB 18
Learn more about Utah's legislative committee structure. Find committee assignment and schedules @ le.utah.gov/asp/interim/Main.asp?ComType=All&List=2#
DAY 31 | FRI, FEB 19
Learn which legislators serve on the appropriations committees. Find committee assignment @ le.utah.gov/asp/interim/Main.asp?ComType=All&List=2#
DAY 32 | SAT, FEB 20
Plan a visit to one of Utah's 44 state parks. Find details on each park @ stateparks.utah.gov/
DAY 33 | SUN, FEB 21
Explore the public art found in your community. Find details about public art around the state @ nowplayingutah.com/public-art/
DAY 34 | MON, FEB 22
Subscribe to Both Sides of the Aisle podcast. A weekly debate over politics, policy, and current issues facing Utah. kcpw.org/kcpw-newsroom/both-sides-of-the-aisle/
DAY 35 | TUE, FEB 23
Create a plan to gather data from your programs. Use data to show the positive impact your organization has on the community.
DAY 36 | WED, FEB 24
Explore art found at the Utah State Capitol building. More details can be found @ utahstatecapitol.utah.gov/explore/exhibit-maps
DAY 37| THU, FEB 25
Sign up for the Utah Cultural Alliance newsletter. Form found @ utculture.org/general_newsletter_signup
DAY 38 | FRI, FEB 26
Create or refine your organization's image filing system. An image is worth a thousand words - make sure you have a cache of images to be used in your advocacy efforts.
DAY 39 | SAT, FEB 27
Make plans to attend a concert or make some music of your own. Find virtual and in-person events in Utah @ NowPlayingUtah.com
DAY 40 | SUN, FEB 28
Take a film itinerary day trip or virtually explore the interactive map. Find details @ visitutah.com/things-to-do/film-tourism
DAY 41 | MON, MAR 1
Introduce yourself and your organization to your city council members. Help them understand how your organization impacts the community.
DAY 42 | TUE, MAR 2
Review your voter registration information. Be sure your voice is heard through voting. Register to vote or update your registration @ vote.utah.gov
DAY 43 | WED, MAR 3
Introduce yourself and your organization to your county commissioners. Help them understand how your organization impacts the community.
DAY 44| THU, MAR 4
Create or revise your plan to gather stories of how you fulfill your mission. Use these stories to help others understand your positive impact on the community.
DAY 45 | FRI, MAR 5
Schedule a monthly meeting to work on your advocacy efforts. Involve your colleagues to ensure the whole organization is represented.
Cultural Industry Advocacy Team
ArtWorks for Kids | Friends of Arts Learning | Motion Picture Association of Utah | Utah Advisory Council of Theatre Teachers | Utah Art Educators Association | Utah Cultural Alliance | Utah Dance Educators Organization | Utah Department of Heritage & Arts | Utah Division of Arts & Museums | Utah Film Commission | Utah Humanities | Utah Library Association | Utah Museums Association | Utah Music Educators Association | Utah State Board of Education | Utah State Library Division | Utah STEM Action Center
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