WHO WE ARE
We share the stories of the student artists in Utah schools by empowering teachers to support student well-being through the arts with strategies, tools, and resources.
A unified voice for arts education across the state of Utah.
The Utah Partnership for Arts Education (UPAE) is a partnership between the professional arts education organizations in Utah to strengthen the voice for arts education in schools. It was created in 2018 when the presidents of Utah Art Education Association (UAEA), Utah Music Educators Association (UMEA), Utah Dance Education Association (UDEO) and Utah Advisory Council of Theatre Teacher (UACTT) came together, by invitation from the BYU ARTS Partnership, to create and publish a compilation of arts advocacy resources for public school administrators and arts educators called “Building an Arts-Rich School."
As the presidents of UAEA, UDEO, UMEA, UACTT, and the BYU ARTS Partnership worked on "Building an Arts Rich School" they witnessed the strength of their shared collaboration. Determined to keep the momentum going they created the Utah Partnership for Arts Education. Together the presidents of these organizations determined the mission of the Utah Partnership for Arts Education would include two purposes: to be a collective voice of advocacy for arts education and to launch the “Arts for Life” initiative.
How have the arts impacted your life? Do you have a story to share? Share them with us!
1. Follow and tag us @artsforlifeutah and use #shareyourartsstory or #artsforlifeutah when sharing your arts experiences.
2. Share your story. Write 50-500 words and submit your story with a photo to email@example.com.
3. Display Arts for Life posters in classrooms and in playbills and concert programs.