Trainings & Membership Services

UCA offers trainings to strengthen our members and Utah's arts and humanities sector.


Diversity, Inclusion and Gender Trainings

As the voice of culture, Utah Cultural Alliance amplifies the voices of our diverse scholars and creative professionals. Reinforcing our values of diversity and inclusion, we work to make the cultural sector more welcoming for all. We work with partners to develop programming towards making the cultural sector more diverse and inclusive. This programming includes trainings, toolkits, and more.

Business Resource Trainings

  • Storytelling  Trainings // We provide mission-centric storytelling trainings that teach members to better tell their stories through data and other amplification tools.

  • Business Support  // We convene and connect cultural organizations and individual artists with needed business development support.
Annual Meeting and Award Luncheon // Designed to stimulate members into action and to honor an outstanding member of Utah’s cultural community, this state-wide gathering has become one of UCA’s most popular programs. Past speakers have included Senator Robert Bennett, Dr. William Sederburg, president of Utah Valley State College and Fred Adams, director of the Utah Shakespearean Festival, and Palmer DePaulis, Executive Director, Utah Department of Community and Culture. Past Cultural Achievement Awardees are: 
  • (2007) Tony Larimer, veteran educator, actor and director
  • (2008) Katharine Coles, professor in the English Department at the University of Utah, and former Poet Laureate of Utah
  • (2009) Doug Fabrizio, KUER FM90 
  • (2010) Geralyn White Dreyfous, award winning filmmaker and founder of the Utah Film Center
  • (2011) Kevin Jones, former State Archaeologist
  • (2012) Former Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon
  • (2013) Diane P. Stewart, philanthropist, art collector, and gallery owner
  • (2014) Raymond Tymas-Jones, Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Associate Vice President for the Arts at the University of Utah
  • (2015) Fred C. Adams, founder of the Utah Shakespeare Festival
  • (2016) Nancy Boskoff, former ED of SLC Arts Council
  • (2017) Scott Anderson, CEO of Zions Bank
  • (2018) Nancy Heuston, founder of Waterford School
Pillars of the Community // We occasionally honor pillars of the community who have made significant accomplishments to the humanities and arts. Past pillars are: Michael Ballam, Cynthia Buckingham, Christy Williams, Senator Jim Dabakis, Vickie Bourns, Repertory Dance Theatre, Nancy Boskoff, Ruth Lubbers, Don Hague, Stephanie Harpst, Shirley Ririe, Joan Woodbury, Greg Geilmann, Susan Sandack, and Wilson Martin. Special focus is given to recently retired individuals.