More than one-third of our funding goes directly to arts and cultural programs because we understand the psychological and spiritual value of our work for all Utahns.


Students from low-income families who take part in arts activities at school are three times more likely to get a degree.

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Libraries reduce social exclusion and isolation and contribute to community cohesion.

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Learning outside the classroom develops real world skills and helps students understand how they can solve the problems they see in the world.

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“ARTS and CULTURE are constant sources of economic growth during both good and difficult economic times. Specifically, ARTS and CULTURE policies and programs increase the economy in states by attracting businesses, creating new jobs, INCREASING TAX REVENUES, and promoting tourism.”

National Conference of State Legislatures



Libraries play a key role in financially strengthening their local communities by providing a workspace and internet access for people hunting for a job.



A student involved in the arts is four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.



Arts and Culture Illuminates our inner selves, expands our emotional capacity, and celebrates diversity.



Students who have access to art demonstrate stronger critical thinking, especially for students living in traditionally underserved communities.