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Grant Forms

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 lalder@utah.gov or Racquel Cornali, Community Arts Coordinator, at (801)236-7541 or rcornali@utah.gov.


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.

DUNS Number

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.

General Operating Grant Budget Form

Project Grant Budget Form

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

State Performance Goals

State Performance Goals Worksheet

Evaluation Forms

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.

Fiscal Sponsorship

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.

Questions?

Contact Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager, at lalder@utah.gov or 801.236.7550 or
Racquel Cornali, Community Arts Coordinator, at rcornali@utah.gov or 801-236-7541.

Office Partnership Grants

The mission of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums is to connect people and communities of Utah through arts and museums. By creating strategic partnerships with Utah-based nonprofit organizations that have complementary missions and resources, Utah Arts & Museums can more efficiently and effectively provide services for Utah art and museum organizations. The purpose of Office Partnership Grants is to leverage funding to provide training, networking, centralized marketing, professional development, technical assistance, model programs, or unique educational resources. Office Partnership Grants will be given to organizations that offer areas of expertise or services that can be mutually beneficial to UA&M constituents, enhance program offerings, serve as hosts for programs, increase community outreach, or advance the UA&M mission. The nature of these partnerships must be unique and outside of the scope of all other UA&M grant opportunities.

Because these are partnership grants, the grant application must be crafted with a Utah Arts & Museums staff member and must contain mutually agreed upon goals and measurements. If you have questions about the Office Partnership Grant, you may contact the Utah Arts & Museums Grants Manager, 801-236-7550.

FY16 Office Partnership Grants Guidelines

Funding Range: up to $20,000

Arts Education Grants

Arts Education grants use different budget forms and final reports than other grants. For forms and details about AE Grants, click HERE
Artist-In-Residence  or Project Grants Grant 
Funding to support artist residencies. Funding Range: $700-$10,000
Deadline:   March 2016

Teacher-Initiated-Project Grant (TIP)
Professional training opportunities for teachers in all artistic disciplines. $500 stipend.
Deadline:   Reviewed quarterly.

Arts Project A or B

To enable organizations and groups, whose primary mission may or may not be arts-based, to develop and provide unique arts-based projects to the general public.  Funding Range: $500 to $2,000

Deadlines: May 29, 2015 (for projects occurring between July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016). November 13, 2015 (for projects occurring between January 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016)

 

Guidelines       Application Available 09/15

Arts Education Grants

Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Deadlines are subject to change.


Artist-In-Residence –  Guidelines

To provide accredited schools with one artist in the discipline of the applicant’s choice for a 40-hour residency. Funding Range: $700 to $3,500
Deadline: March 20, 2015


Project – Guidelines

Project grants are intended for schools that have previously received funding from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums or for schools that have demonstrated the capacity to implement this larger grant to bring in more than one artist  or for multi-disciplinary projects.
Funding Range: $1,000 to $10,000
Deadline: March 20, 2015


Teacher-Initiated-Project – Guidelines

Provides opportunities for teachers to gain skills and knowledge in an artistic discipline of their choice.
Funding Range: Up to $500
Deadline: Always Open/Ongoing


Teaching Artist Roster

The artists on the Teaching Artist Roster represent crafts, creative writing, dance, film/video, folk traditions, mime, music, photography, sculpture, theater, storytelling, and visual arts. All artists on this roster have been officially approved by peer panels, the Arts Education Board Committee and the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors. Click HERE to find out more information about applying for the Teaching Artist Roster.

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AE Grant Budget Forms

Arts Education PROJECT Budget

Arts Education RESIDENCY Budget

AE Community and Involvement Access Form

FY16 Community Involvement & Access Form needs to be completed by schools and school districts applying for Arts Education Artist-in-Residence or Project Grants and then uploaded to the grant application.

DUNS Number

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 tutorial on applying for a DUNS number, click HERE.

AE Reporting and Evaluation Forms

Artist-In-Residence and Project Grants are required to submit an online report within ten days of grant completion or no later than August 1, whichever comes first. As a part of this online report, copies of your thank you letters or email to state legislators will need to be uploaded. Sign in to uamgrants.utah.gov to access the online report. Artists will follow directions in artist report for submission.

All forms are in Microsoft Word format.

Questions?

Contact Jean Tokuda Irwin at jirwin@utah.gov or 801.236.7557 for questions about grant content.
Contact  Laurel Cannon Alder at lalder@utah.gov or 801.236.7550 for technical questions.

QUICK VIEW OF ARTS EDUCATION GRANTS:

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES BASIC INFORMATION APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
FUNDING REQUEST DEADLINE
Arts Education Artist-in-Residence Grants Provide schools with an artist for a
40-hour residency
January 5, 2015 $700 to
$3,500
March 20, 2015 for FY16
Arts Education Project Grants Provide for a comprehensive arts education project utilizing the services of artists or artistic companies January 5, 2015 $1,000 to $10,000 March 20, 2015 for FY16
Arts Education Teacher-Initiated Project Grants Provide opportunities for teachers to gain skills and knowledge in an artistic discipline of their choice January 5, 2015 $500 Quarterly
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Please visit the Utah State Office of Education for more information.

 

Museum Grants

To improve museum best practices through care for and management of collections, exhibition development, and increased public access
Development Grant Guidelines
For museums that are open fewer than 1,000 hours per year.
Funding Range: Up to $1,000

Project Grant  Guidelines
For museums that are open for more than 1,000 hours per year.
Funding Range: Up to $15,000

Deadline: January 2016                                    Application Available 12/15