Utah Arts & Museums awards over $1 Million dollars in grants every year to support and assist arts organizations, cultural organizations, and museums across the state of Utah. Grant opportunities are available for schools and educators, nonprofit organizations, local arts agencies/municipalities, and artists. Grant funding is provided by the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts. Grants are competitive and panel-reviewed. Bring us your great ideas!
Grant opportunities are available for schools and educators, nonprofit organizations, local arts agencies/municipalities and artists. All grant applications must be submitted online. Registration is required to access grant applications and can be completed online at any time.
New to our online grants system? Call or email to request a new user profile, Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager, at (801)236-7550 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Racquel Cornali, Community Arts Coordinator, at (801)236-7541 or email@example.com.
Final Reports are due August 1st
To fill out your final report, please return to the website where you applied for the grant, uamgrants.utah.gov. Your username is your email address and if you have forgotten your password, you can have a temporary password sent to you from the site. Once on the site, select “UPDATE”, then click on the application for the grant you applied for. There you can select “NEW FINAL REPORT” where you will fill it out and submit it online.
Applying for Grants?
Visit uamgrants.utah.gov to access your online application. Please make sure to view the grant guidelines prior to starting your online application to ensure eligibility.
All applicants are required to have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, a unique nine-digit identification number provided by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and required for all applicants for federal grants and cooperative agreements. DUNS numbers are required for our regional and federal reports and help us track Utah’s creative vitality. Obtaining a DUNS number is absolutely free for all entities securing the number to apply for grants. In any correspondence with D&B, be sure to identify yourself as a grant applicant. For a downloadable .pdf on applying for a DUNS number, click HERE.
Grant Budget Forms
Please download the appropriate budget form when applying for Utah Arts & Museums grants.
For the Arts Education Artist-in-Residence and Arts Education Project budget forms, click HERE.
Utah Museums State Performance Goals
The museum performance goals program encourages museums to reach new standards of excellence through a self-study that covers eight vital museum programs: purpose and structure, staff, finance, facilities, collections and conservation, exhibitions, education and public relations. If you have trouble opening the worksheet, please make certain that you have the latest version of Adobe Reader.
Successful applicants must submit a final report to Utah Arts & Museums no later than August 1. To access the final report, log in to the online grants portal at uamgrants.org, select “update,” and click on the document icon to the far right of the grant name.
The submitted final report will be considered by the panel as part of your next application.
For the Arts Education FY15 grant report forms, click HERE.
A fiscal sponsor can make it possible for an organization to apply for grants without having its own 501(c)(3) designation. Fiscal Sponsor Rules.
Charitable Solicitation Permit
If you are making any kind of a solicitation for money (and this includes writing a grant), you will likely need to have a Charitable Solicitation Permit. If you are awarded a grant (and are not a government agency or educational institution), we will ask you to 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.