Utah Arts & Museums awards over $1.6 million dollars in grants to assist arts organizations, museums, schools, educators, local arts councils, cultural organizations, and folk artists across the state of Utah. Grants are competitive and reviewed by community panels. Grant funding is provided by the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts. Bring us your great ideas!


Arts Project A or B

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To enable organizations and groups, whose primary mission may or may not be the arts, to develop and provide unique arts-based projects for the general public. Project B activities must occur between Jan 1 – June 30, 2019.  Funding Range: $500 to $2,000

Arts Project B will open August 6, 2018

Deadline
October 5, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. MST

> Guidelines

Apply

Folk Arts Funding

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Folk Arts Cultural Preservation Grants assist individual artists, organizations, and cultural communities in the documentation, preservation, and presentation of traditional art forms. Funds up to $1,500. 

Folk Arts Apprenticeship scholarships support master folk artists to work with an apprentice. Funds up to $3,000.

Deadline for BOTH grants 
September 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. MST

> Preservation Guidelines      
> Apprenticeship Guidelines

Apply

OnStage In Utah

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Competitive funding available to presenters to support a public performance as well as a separate community engagement activity.  Funding can be awarded for performances of in-state or out-of-state artists. Funding Range: 50% of artists fees up to $2,000.

This application is now closed.

Closed

Capacity Building

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This grant helps build the capacity of nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is arts-related through funding general operating expenses. This grant is now closed.
Funding Range: Up to $2,500

Deadline
June 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. MST

> Guidelines

Closed

Arts Learning Grants

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Funding for interactive and comprehensive arts education-based projects where a qualified teaching artist(s) works with a specific community population, organization, or school. Funding range $2,000-$7,000.

Deadline
Closed

Teacher-Initiated Project (TIP)
Application is now a professional development opportunity and has been moved to the Arts Education Program.


Local Arts Agencies

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For designated Local Arts Agencies (also known as Local Arts Councils) to provide general operating support to ensure that the cultural, civic, educational and economic benefits of the arts are accessible to every community in the state.
Funding Range: Up to $15,000

Deadline
Closed

> Guidelines

Operating Support

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Arts General Operating Support grants are for arts organizations with paid staff that have received 3+ years of funding from UA&M since 2012. There are no tiers in this category this year. Organizations may not request more than 5% of their general operating budget.

Deadline
Closed

> Guidelines

Museum Grants

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Museums General Operating Support: General operating support grants for museums open more than 1,000 hours per year, and have 2+ years of non-consecutive funding from UA&M.

Deadline Closed
> Guidelines

Museum Project Tier III:
 Project grants for museums that are open fewer than 1,000 hours per year or are new to our grant program.

Deadline Closed 
> Guidelines

Arts Project A or B

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To enable organizations and groups, whose primary mission may or may not be the arts, to develop and provide unique arts-based projects for the general public. Project B activities must occur between Jan 1 – June 30, 2019.  Funding Range: $500 to $2,000

Arts Project B will open August 6, 2018

Deadline
October 5, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. MST

> Guidelines

Apply

Folk Arts Funding

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Folk Arts Cultural Preservation Grants assist individual artists, organizations, and cultural communities in the documentation, preservation, and presentation of traditional art forms. Funds up to $1,500. 

Folk Arts Apprenticeship scholarships support master folk artists to work with an apprentice. Funds up to $3,000.

Deadline for BOTH grants 
September 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. MST

> Preservation Guidelines      
> Apprenticeship Guidelines

Apply

OnStage In Utah

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Competitive funding available to presenters to support a public performance as well as a separate community engagement activity.  Funding can be awarded for performances of in-state or out-of-state artists. Funding Range: 50% of artists fees up to $2,000.

This application is now closed.

Closed

Capacity Building

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This grant helps build the capacity of nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is arts-related through funding general operating expenses. This grant is now closed.
Funding Range: Up to $2,500

Deadline
June 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. MST

> Guidelines

Closed

Four Corners School of Outdoor Discovery

Grants Login

Visit uamgrants.utah.gov to access your online application.
All applications must be submitted through this portal. It can take up to two days to get access to the portal, so please plan ahead!

New to our online grants system? 
You can request access to the grants portal (note that guidelines are not located in the portal) by contacting Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager, at lalder@utah.gov801.236.7550 or Racquel Cornali, Grants Coordinator, at rcornali@utah.gov or 801.236.7541 for login information.

Final Reports

Visit uamgrants.utah.gov to access your final report (update).

Charitable Solicitation Permit


Unless otherwise exempt, all organizations that solicit funds for a charitable purpose are required by Utah law to register as a charitable organization with the Utah Division of Consumer Protection. Before you can submit an application (if you are not a government agency or educational institution), you must provide a copy of your current Charitable Solicitation Permit. If you have questions about whether this applies to your organization or not, you can read the law, or contact the Department of Consumer Protection. It can take up to 20 days to process an application for a Charitable Solicitations Permit. Please plan accordingly because the applicant must have a permit PRIOR to submitting an application.

Certified Utah Museums

The 2008 State Legislature enacted a bill creating a Certified Utah Museum designation. Museums must be certified to be eligible for Arts & Museum grants. Certified Utah Museums pay a reduced $65 fee for their annual Charitable Solicitations Permit. A site visit is required for all new applicants to the Certified Utah Museum program. The division reserves the right to review certifications at any time to ensure compliance with the program provisions. Certified status lasts for 5 years.

Utah Certified Museum application


For Panelists Only

If you are a panelist participating in a grant review, please click HERE to access applications.  If you have any difficulty, please do not hesitate to contact Laurel.




Forgotten your credentials for the panelist portal?
Contact:

Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager, at lalder@utah.gov 801.236.7550 or

Racquel Cornali, Grants Coordinator, at rcornali@utah.gov or 801.236.7541.