We are all standing witness to a history that will be told for generations. Such a time calls for introspective creativity and resilience that's common to the arts and humanities. No one will be exempted from the impacts of COVID-19. While we recognize that attention must be paid first and foremost on the life-saving work happening at this moment in time, including social distancing and increased testing, we also need to do better than simply live. Before Utah can begin its recovery, it's important to know what recovery is needed. It is in this spirit of unity that we collect and release the following sobering data.

Utah Cultural Alliance is proud to partner with Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, Utah Division of Arts & Museums, Utah Humanities, Utah Museums Association, Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks (ZAP), and Salt Lake City Arts Council to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on our cultural sector. We are proud to work together to support what Utah needs to recover its physical, emotional, and fiscal health. 

Information on reopening and relief can be found here for UCA members:
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We invite all who care about the arts, museums, and humanities to:

  1. Donate directly to cultural nonprofits who are cancelling events over the next few weeks. Especially, donate your tickets instead of requesting refunds. You can find nonprofit websites here.

  2. is tracking which events are cancelled. Please contact us at [email protected] to notify us of cancellations.

  3. Find virtual events on You can support the arts and humanities from home!

  4. Participate in monthly conference calls for the cultural sector (click here for a schedule)

  5. Explore COVID resources including grants, SBA loans, and more for recovery that we've put together for UCA Members*

  6. Attend webinars for the cultural sector with trainings on surviving COVID (click here for a schedule // click here for past webinars)


  1. Information on reopening and relief can be found here for UCA members:
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  2. COVID-19 Language Accessible Resources
  3. COVID Recovery Resources for UCA Members including streaming resources, program apps, videostreaming, and funding opportunities* 
  4. COVID-19 Recovery:
    1. Federal Relief Funds for Culture within the CARE act* including NEA, NEH, and forgivable SBA loans
    2. State Relief: Utah Leads Together Plan 1.0 // our summary of the impacts to culture* or click here to read the full plan
    3. State Relief: Utah Leads Together 2.0 // click here for the plan // click here for industry guidelines for reopening // click here for our summary.
    4. Regional, county, and city Relief options*
  5. Information on Forgivable SBA Payroll Protection Loans and Disaster Relief Loans*
  6. FMLA and Sick Leave info for Employers*
  7. Recordings of Cultural Sector COVID Webinars
  8. COVID-19 Resources for UT Cultural Organizations
  9. COVID-19 Resources for Business:  
  10. Apply for Unemployment Benefits & Info for Employers about Unemployment:
  11. SBA Updates Criteria on States for Requesting Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  12. Salt Lake City’s Emergency Loan Program
  13. Salt Lake City Business Relief Hotline - can be reached at (385) 468-4011 and can be called Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., to provide Utahns working beyond a 9-5 schedule greater flexibility. Those unable to call can also reach out to [email protected] with questions, which will provide replies as soon as possible.
  14. Americans for the Arts
  15. How Covid-19 Is Impacting Intentions to Visit Cultural Entities DATA
  16. American Alliance of Museums
  17. League of American Orchestras
  19. Grantsmakers in the Arts
  20. American Library Association
  21. National Coalition for Arts' Preparedness & Emergency Response
  22. Enrichment Activities for Children While Parents are Working Remotely
  23. Museum Lesson Plans for Families
  24. CARES Act and Unemployment Insurance Frequently Asked Questions
  25. Racial Equity & Inclusion Fund


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