About Us

Since its establishment in 1975 as an independent nonprofit agency, Utah Humanities and its programs have reached every corner of the state, involving thousands of people as planners, participants, and audiences. Among our current programs are an annual statewide book festival, museum workshops and other capacity building programs, grants to communities for locally-initiated projects, reading and discussion groups, and humanities courses for underserved teens and adults.

To offer these programs, we partner and collaborate with many types of organizations: libraries, historical societies, museums, schools and colleges, civic and service organizations, public radio and television stations, local and state government agencies, arts and humanities councils, ad hoc groups, and others. While we serve the entire state, we occasionally undertake temporary initiatives that focus on selected topics, targeted audiences, or geographic locations. A volunteer board of directors, representing a wide variety of communities, makes policy, directs planning, and evaluates programs.

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Utah Humanities is supported by generous contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations, and receives public support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Utah, and the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Fund.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Contact Us

202 West 300 North
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103

Visit our Staff page for individual contact information.