Utah Division of Arts & Museums

Utah Division of Arts & Museums

Utah Arts & Museums seeks to advance the quality of life for all through arts experiences and cultural opportunities. The Division provides more than 500 outreach services, including arts education, professional development, exhibitions, community outreach, and direct matching grants to schools, local arts agencies, organizations, community centers, performing groups, museums, and individuals across Utah. Among our dedicated goals are to: foster education and lifelong participation in arts and culture and improve access to opportunities and resources through efficient delivery of services.

 

Creative Profile

Agency Initiative

As the percentage of aging adults climbs in the United States, State Arts Agencies (SAAs) face an unprecedented need to serve this growing demographic. A primary source of funding and expertise with the ability to operate on state and local levels, SAAs have the capacity to forge lasting change. They are poised to drive the creation of sustainable infrastructure for arts in aging and health in partnership with the aging services industry, healthcare, and academia.

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is partnering with the National Center for Creative Aging and EngAGE Utah to carry out these initiatives. Our goal is to participate in ongoing professional development and to pursue a state-specific plan of action.

Agency Creative Aging Resources & Tools

EngAGE Utah

Demographics

Utah has the 6th fastest growth rate in the nation for people age 65 and
older.

The 65 and older population grew by 49,700 (27%) between 1990 and 2000
and will continue to increase by 50,000 (24%) between 2000 and 2010.

The 65 and older population will grow by 126,700 (51%) from 2010 to 2020,
when baby boomers begin reaching age 65.

The 75 and older population will increase 60% between 2020 and 2030,
when the baby boom generation begins reaching age 75.

In Utah, one person will turn 65 years old every 23 minutes in 2015.

By 2015, seven Utah counties are projected to have more than 15% of their
population over age 65; 26 of the 29 counties will have more than 10% over
age 65.

Photo of Jason Bowcutt

Creative Aging Point Person

Jason Bowcutt

Community Arts Manager