Project Support Grants


Project grants can be used for a variety of activities by organizations that are not otherwise eligible for General Operating Support Grants.  Project Grants not the right fit? Look at our General Operating Support Grants.

Grants Frequently Asked Questions

Arts & Museums Project Grants (previously Cultural Vibrancy Project Grant)

Grant Opens: Friday, April 1, 2022
Grant Closes: Friday, May 6, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

What Can We Apply For?
Utah Arts & Museums Project grants provide support for projects that are open and accessible to the general public, and that showcase the richness of our communities through arts and museums. Projects must take place between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

Examples of previously funded Vibrant Projects: exhibitions, museum education activities, museum community history project (oral history, research, etc.), museum interpretation/signage/labeling, museum public events related to exhibitions or programs, workshops/classes; creative aging; providing art experiences to veterans; creating a community mural under the direction of a professional artist; providing an artistic activity within a festival; fostering preservation of artistic traditions of a refugee or other historically underrepresented population; artistic endeavors tied to community revitalization; or other innovative projects that advance arts or museums in a community or geographic region, and have a strong public component. If you have questions as to whether your proposed project might fit, please contact the grants office for guidance.

Please Note: Organizations may only receive project support or general operating support in one fiscal year. This year, new General Operating Support (GOS) requests will not be considered because we are in the second year of a two-year cycle. If you would normally qualify for GOS, but did not apply last year, this is the correct place for you to apply.

Who Can Apply?

Nonprofit organizations, fiscally-sponsored projects, federally recognized Native American tribes, and government agencies that have not received an FY22/23 General Operating Support Grant.

Can we see the questions before we apply?

Yes! Please review the full grant guidelines before you apply.

Which Budget Form Should We Use?

 FY23 Arts Museums Project-Budget Form  (please download, fill this out, and upload to your application)

How Do We Apply?
Once you have reviewed the guidelines and questions, you may apply through our online grant portal. You will need a portal account to access our grant applications. If you do not have one, please submit a new user request or contact the grants staff. Creation of an account can take up to two days.

When is the Grant Deadline?
Friday, May 6, 2022 at 5:00pm MST