We use the term “cultural” in every sense of the word.
We understand humanity is made up of many different cultures, and that’s the first step in creating social belonging. Cultural engagement is participation, advocacy, and cultivation of the diverse characteristics of all Utahns. We are also reminded that we are a part of history, and we continue to define our future as we volunteer, preserve the past, and amplify all voices.
Life is enhanced through celebration, innovation, science, music, art, literature, and traditions. It provides social and economic value to communities, and it opens our eyes to the unique traits that make Utah’s people.
We enrich quality of life.
More Than A Flag
Designing a new state flag offers Utahns the chance to talk about who we are now. It’s a chance to talk about the symbols and colors that represent our shared identity. Together, we can design a 21st-century flag to represent a 21st-century state.
The Museum of Utah
It’s being a part of something greater than ourselves.
A strong community collaborates to solve issues and fosters a sense of togetherness through shared cultural experiences. A community’s cultural assets express its pride and uniqueness. These assets can be leveraged to reinforce belonging among its people or to attract economic opportunities.
America's Birthday With Utah Style
To plan the Utah celebration of the 250th anniversary of our nation’s founding, Gov. Spencer J. Cox and the Utah Legislature have established the state’s America250 commission. Their charge is to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences to commemorate America’s birthday in 2026.
We align our programmatic efforts to activate the social and civic engagement needed to cultivate creativity, reinforce a sense of belonging, and encourage collaboration. Each division's work positively impacts individuals, communities, and ultimately the intangible heart of the state.