The humanities and arts strengthen communities of all sizes, attract visitors, define neighborhoods, share history, and generate economic impact. City and county governments of all sizes can partner with the arts and humanities to make their communities even better places to live and do business! The following are some resources that Utah Cultural Alliance offers to municipalities:
To help make the work easier for cities, counties, towns, UCA has created sample ordinances that impact the humanities and arts. Craig Hall Sr. of Bennett Tueller Johnson & Deere is the author. Craig has a 40 year career in municipal law. Please contact us with questions. Municipalities are welcome to use these ordinances without permission, but we are happy to consult on your implementation and answer questions. Contact us>>
- Sample Public Art / % for Public Art
- Sample Mural
- Sample Recreation, Arts, & Parks
- Utah League of Cities and Towns Presentation on % for Art
- ULCT "Cities Work" Podcast "Mona Lisa to Madonna: What Arts Means to a Community"
- Stay tuned for more!
AMERICAN RELIEF ACT
Counties and cities may use a portion of their funds from the American Relief Act to build arts and entertainment industries that not only survive the pandemic, but thrive. The statute clearly lists economic recovery, infrastructure/capital projects, and support to nonprofits as allowable uses. Utah Cultural Alliance is happy to meet with you to discuss what kind of support will do the most good for this industry. Contact us>>
ECONOMIC IMPACT & VALUE OF CULTURAL INDUSTRIES
Utah Cultural Alliance measures the economic, social, academic, and health impacts of the humanities, culture, entertainment, and arts.
- Click here for a report detailing statewide economic impact of the humanities and arts.
- Click here for social and help impacts of culture
UCA will happily present local economic impact to your municipal legislative bodies! Reach out to schedule an appointment. UCA can affordably create reports specific to your city, town, or county. Reach out for pricing! Contact us>>
RAP TAX CAMPAIGN SUPPORT
Utah Cultural Alliance has partnered with Election Hive -- a well-known campaign consulting business in Utah (partners: Matthew Lusty, Spencer Stokes, Adam Kolowich, Casey Hill) -- to work with counties and cities to pass or renew a Recreation, Arts, and Parks tax. We have campaign plans to give you a broad idea of what to do OR, through our partnership with Election Hive, we can run your campaign for your community. We have the ability to work with cities and counties of all sizes. Contact us>>
POSSIBILITIES FOR CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP
How well does your municipality support the arts and humanities? Download our check list here and here to see possibilities for partnership. UCA will happily meet with your municipality to make a plan for strengthening culture. Just contact us>>.
Cultural Master Plans
We collect cultural master plans from around the state. We are also open to helping your community draft one. Contact us if you'd like to receive them.
Utah Cultural Alliance manages nowplayingutah.com, a statewide calendar of everything to see and do in UT. The site sees over 4 million users a year. We can provide you with a datafeed of events to populate a calendar of what's happening in your city! Please contact Kylie Howard for more information.
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