James Brown, a community activist draws applause as he speaks to the Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights on Wednesday.

Joint Statement Following the Death of George Floyd

The Department of Heritage & Arts stands with the Multicultural Commission, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission on Human Rights, and Governor Gary R. Herbert in mourning the death of George Floyd. Members of the two commissions and the governor, who all met in an emergency meeting Wednesday, issued the following statement that we, as a department, fully endorse.

Glenis Redmond speaking at TedX

Virtual Keynote Scheduled for Mountain West Arts Conference

The keynote from poet Glenis Redmond will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 7. The keynote is free thanks to support from the Sam and Diane Stewart Family Foundation. Those who wish to attend can register at artsandmuseums.utah.gov/mwac. Attendees can also join an online discussion following Redmond’s keynote at 2:15 p.m.

Representatives Eric Hutchings and Paul Ray unload PPE donations.

Utah Receives Donation of Protective Masks from Shanghai

Nearly 40,000 protective masks donated by municipal and education officials in Shanghai, China have arrived in Utah. The masks have an approximate value of $275,000. These donations are a result of the international diplomacy work and collaborative projects by the Utah Legislature’s International Relations and Trade Committee, Utah State Board of Education, Utah STEM Action Center, and Davis, Iron and …

Paint brushes

New Grant Funding Included in Final Legislative Budget

Budget bills approved by state legislators in a flurry of action Tuesday provides for measured short-term growth while setting the stage for a comprehensive tax reform effort. The new spending approved by the House and Senate included all of the requests made by the Department of Heritage & Arts. Among those funded requests are ongoing funding for a collections manager …