SALT LAKE ART CENTER

aka Utah Museum of Contemporary Art   |   Salt Lake Cty, UT   |  www.utahmoca.org

Mission

Open to all, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is Utah’s only museum solely devoted to contemporary arts and culture. Through our exhibitions and programs, we engage with social issues, provide a platform for dialogue, and create a nurturing space for artists to work and develop, as we advance and support the contemporary arts community in Utah.

Ruling year info

1939

Executive Director

Ms. Laura Hurtado

Main address

20 S West Temple

Salt Lake Cty, UT 84101 USA

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EIN

87-0221537

NTEE code info

Art Museums (A51)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Through a series of queries surrounding relevancy, brand, marketing, visibility, programming, and fundraising, we sought to answer the overall question - "As stewards of culture, how can we be more relevant to the community we serve?"

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Exhibitions of Contemporary Art

Through the exhibition of work by local, national and international artists, UMOCA challenges visitors to examine their feelings and understanding of current social issues in a non-traditional manner.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A residency program for emerging working artists who wish to grow their practice while learning professional development skills from established artists.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The UMOCA Art Truck brings exciting and accessible contemporary art, created by leading local and national artists, directly to schools and community venues across the state.

Each on-site visit from the Art Truck includes the expertise of a trained museum art educator who leads students through a meaningful exploration of the current exhibition. Teachers are provided with structured lesson plans to supplement their tour and incorporate the Art Truck more deeply into their curriculum. and art education to Utah schools and events.

Population(s) Served
Adults

UMOCA offers many educational programs that enable participants of all ages to take part in the creative
process and encourage them to engage in a greater discussion on the connection of the exhibitions to their
community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of exhibitions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Participating Artists

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. We are known & visible: UMOCA will act as a place for gathering and a platform for dialogue to grow as an iconic cultural center in downtown
2. We are local & expansive: UMOCA will invest and advocate for the artists of Utah.
3. We are open & Inclusive: UMOCA will collaborate with artists and community partners to build a more just world.
4. We are responsible: UMOCA will be careful stewards of our resources and invest in our staff and partnerships.
5. We've been Contemporary since 1931: We will share our 90 years of service to Utah with our community.

There are 13 goals for the 5 strategic areas of focus. Each Goal has specific implementation and measurement guidelines which can be found via our full strategic plan pages 26-51

1. Be visible; Be Known: Seen as an iconic cultural center in downtown, we are known in our community as the radial and centered leader of contemporary art. We also provide a place for gathering and a platform of dialogue with the varied cultural communities in our state.
2. Provide a Place for Open Dialogue: UMOCA advocates and invests in the artists of Utah. Regionally relevant, well loved, and nationally known, we are committed to collaborating with, and providing a space for, local makers. We exhibit a blend of local, national, and international artists, and offer an interpretive framework on contemporary art practices.
3. UMOCA advocates and invests in the artists of Utah. Regionally relevant, well loved, and nationally known, we are committed to collaborating with, and providing a space for, local makers. We exhibit a blend of local, national, and international artists, and offer an interpretive framework on contemporary art practices.
4. Be Known as a Fiscally Responsible Organization: We have a reputation for strong financial solvency and are careful stewards of our resources.
5. Share Our History: Audience and the community know our legacy as a historic leader of the avant-garde in Utah. Continuing that tradition, we are an independent voice, invested in the art of our time, that fosters open and relevant conversations about the world we live in today.

Our organization has 100% board and staff buy-in for the execution of these goals. We are utilizing KPIS to measure annually and report at quarterly Board meetings with an updated running tally. All goals which are funded processes will not have KPIs, but dedicated status/progress reporting time included in the agenda for each Board meeting AND each Executive Committee meeting. More information available on full strategic plan report, page 54-55.

The strategic plan is in its first year of implementation Fy20-21. We have worked on the following areas:

1. Branding: We have had $65,000 in services donated for a visual identity refresh
2. Entry Refresh: $100,000 was donated for a complete overhaul of the lobby and entrance of UMOCA
3. Master Plan: two years ahead of schedule, this process is out for bids to architects
4. Fiscal Stability: In 2019 BRG Research Services donated their time to help form a Financial Restructuring Committee that strengthen our financial foundation. As a result, for the second year in a row, we ended the year with a $115,129 positive net income.
5. History: we are celebrating our 90th anniversary and sharing archival ephemera on social media regularly.
6. Social Media: we have reactivated our Facebook and LinkedIn pages while simultaneously growing our Instagram following.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SALT LAKE ART CENTER

Board of directors
as of 3/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Val Antczak


Board co-chair

Mr. Steven Labrum

Emily Drown

Maggie Willis

Rheda Fouad

Denise Dragoo

Jesse Dean

Derek Kitchen

Hannah Vaughn

Michele Corigliano

Lindsay Vieta

Jason Largever

Derek Allen

Clifton Tolboe

Timothy Fellow

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/16/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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