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UDB is 1st Utah recipient of ArtPlace America grant

Today, ArtPlace America announced that Utah Diné Bikéyah’s ‘Traditional Arts of Bears Ears’ project is one of 29 programs chosen, from almost 1,400 applications, to receive funding through its National Creative Placemaking Fund in 2016. Working in close collaboration with all local residents and the 5 Tribes of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, UDB aims to help facilitate a sustainable economic future for San Juan County through elevating arts and traditional knowledges tied to the Bears Ears cultural landscape. UDB Chairman Willie Grayeyes remarked, “This ArtPlace grant is a tremendous honor to receive and we look forward to partnering with everyone to strengthen our community through traditional arts and place.” Thank you, ArtPlace America!

Read more about UDB’s ‘Traditional Arts of Bears Ears’ project, below:

Grant summary


Press release