Utah's Cultural Industry Association

The Utah Cultural Alliance was founded in 1980 to advance arts, entertainment, culture, museums, film, and humanities. Today we represent over 600 cultural businesses and thousands of creative professionals. We champion this industry through our amplification and advocacy efforts. This vibrant industry -- the business of living -- employs 108,560 Utahns and generates an amazing $309 million economic impact to the state. 

Vision: A Utah known nationally for its wide breadth of cultures where public and private investment in and equitable access to arts and cultural opportunities are prioritized and valued. Culture defines Utah’s way of life, it’s in our DNA, and enhances the quality of living, visiting, and working in Utah. Our mission is accomplished through the two arms of our organization. Learn more about the differences between 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 organizations here.

 


501(c)4 Mission: Utah Cultural Alliance cultivates robust public investment in and policies that enhance the cultural industry and lifelong cultural education.

Learn more about our programs here.

 


501(c)3 Mission: Utah Cultural Alliance Foundation, as the cultural industry association, communicates and amplifies the value of culture and supports creative professionals.

Learn more about our programs here.

 


 

Political Action Committee (PAC) Purpose: To fund efforts of the Utah Cultural Alliance to cultivate robust public investment in and policies that enhance the cultural industry and lifelong cultural education.

Please contact Crystal Young-Otterstrom if you are interested in donating to the UCA PAC. 

 



"I want to recognize and congratulate the Utah Cultural Alliance on 40 years of championing – even fortifying – the arts and humanities in Utah. This organization is the voice of the arts and humanities in Utah. You empower and strengthen this community in terms of art and culture, fostering a sense of community that uplifts and benefits everyone. You are the guardians and the visionaries, and the creative leaders who are ensuring the arts and the humanities are alive and strong and contributing to our culture, to our lives, and to our economy."

Scott Anderson, CEO, Zions Bank