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Category Archives: Arts & Museums

Arts Project A & B (2 grant deadlines)

Guidelines (Available March 30, 2015)
To enable organizations and groups, whose primary mission may or may not be arts-based, to develop and provide arts-based projects to the general public.  This opportunity is also available to individual folk artists. 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)

Capacity Building

Guidelines (Available March 16, 2015)
To help build the capacity of nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is arts-related through funding general operating expenses. Funding Range: Up to $2,500

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Arts Education (3 grant categories)

For details about Arts Education Grants, click HERE.
Artist-In-Residence    Guidelines (Available January 5, 2015)
Short description
Project   Guidelines (Available January 5, 2015)
Short description
Teacher-Initiated-Project    Guidelines (Available January 5, 2015)
Short description
Deadlines: March 20, 2015  Please note that all AE grants require AE specific budget and evaluation pages

 

Museums (2 grant categories)

Museums (2 grant categories)
Intended to improve professionalism and best practices through care for and management of collections, exhibition development and increased public access

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

Deadlines: January 30, 2015

OnStage

Guidelines (Available May 26, 2015)
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: Up to $2,500

Deadline: June 19, 2015

Local Arts Agencies

Guidelines (Available December 29, 2014)
For designated local arts agency grants 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: February 27, 2015

Sustainability (2 grant categories)

Sustainability 1 & 2 Grant Guidelines FY16

General operating support for arts organizations that have received three or more years of funding from Utah Arts & Museums.

Sustainability 1: Over $1 Million in General Operating Revenue Funding Range: Unspecified

Sustaiability 2: Under $1 Million in General Operating Revenue Funding Range: Up to $30,000

Deadline for both grants: February 13, 2015

Utah Southwest Applied Technology College Seeking Artists to Create Artwork for New Allied Health Technology Building on SWATC Campus

The Division of Arts & Museums Public Art Program, in association with the Division of Facilities and Construction Management and Utah Southwest Applied Technology College, has published a call for letters of interest and qualifications from resident Utah artists or artist teams interested in creating public art for the new Allied Health Technology Building on the Southwest Applied Technology Campus in Cedar City, Utah.

The Art Selection Committee intent is to commission a public art installation(s) that honors and/or draws inspiration from the college’s technical education programs and the students it serves. The new building addition to the SWATC campus will house programs in welding, manufacturing, culinary arts, healthcare, and industrial maintenance, while continuing to build on expansive education and job skill training. “Public art is such an integral part of our communities here in Utah,” says Arts & Museums Director Lynnette Hiskey. “We look forward to the innovative ideas artists will undoubtedly bring to this committee. Having artists involved early in the process makes for an exciting and meaningful collaboration.”

The full description and how to apply is at utahpublicart.org Interested artists must apply by 5 p.m. MST, Feb. 9, 2015. Artists may submit qualifications online at callforentry.org.

The Public Art Program was created by the Utah State Legislature in 1985 with the passage of the Percent-for-Art-Act. This statute allows for 1 % of construction costs for new or remodeled State facilities to be added to the project for the commissioning or acquisition of art that is site specific to the facility and community. To date, over 230 works have been placed in State facilities statewide. For more information visit utahpublicart.org or contact Jim Glenn at jglenn@utah.gov or 801.245.7271 or Felicia Baca at fbaca@utah.gov or 801.245.7272.

Utah Arts & Museums Seeking Artists to Create Artwork for the University of Utah’s Oral Health Science Building

The Division of Arts & Museums’ Public Art Program, in association with The University of Utah School of Dentistry is currently seeking artists or artist teams to create public art for the new Ray and Tye Noorda Oral Health Sciences Building on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Art Selection Committee for this project believes site specific public art for the facility can be an important part of the inspiration and stimulus for clinical excellence, educational pursuit, research and discovery for staff, students and visitors. “Utah Arts & Museums is honored to be working in partnership with the community at the University of Utah in helping coordinate site specific art work for this important new dental health facility,” says Arts & Museums Director Lynnette Hiskey. “Involving artists in the creation of public space not only enhances the facility but deepens the experience of the place for staff, visitors and students.”

The full description and how to apply is at utahpublicart.org Interested artists must apply by 5 p.m. MST, Jan. 16, 2015. Artists may submit qualifications online at callforentry.org.

The Public Art Program was created by the Utah State Legislature in 1985 with the passage of the Percent-for-Art-Act. This statute allows for 1 % of construction costs for new or remodeled State facilities to be added to the project for the commissioning or acquisition of art that is site specific to the facility and community. To date, over 230 works have been placed in State facilities statewide. For more information visit utahpublicart.org or contact Jim Glenn at jglenn@utah.gov or 801.245.7271 or Felicia Baca at fbaca@utah.gov or 801.245.7272.

Rio and Alice Galleries Now Accepting Proposals for Exhibition – 4 Dec 2014

Utah Arts & Museums’ Rio and Alice galleries are now accepting proposals for visual art exhibitions in June-December of 2015. Proposals are due February 2, 2015. The Rio & Alice Galleries, in Salt Lake City, were created as a service to Utah artists. They provide free venues for emerging and established artists to collaborate on exhibits and engage the community through art making and dialogue. Both galleries participate in the monthly Salt Lake Gallery Stroll and host public receptions on Gallery Stroll evenings.

We welcome proposals from artists, arts organizations, and independent curators. These include both solo exhibitions and small group shows of two to eight artists or larger curated/juried exhibits. All mediums are accepted and all work must be original. We recently received a large grant to purchase equipment aiding in the display of new media works including, video and audio and are excited about the possibilities this brings to the artists.

Exhibitions have been a program of the state since 1899. Utah Arts & Museums’ will have exhibited the work of over 125 Utah artists in 2014 as a part of this program. Director Lynnette Hiskey says, “Our program is unique in that not only do we just display the work of Utah artists, we provide professional development and assistance to artists for curation, coordination, artist statements, and exhibit installation. Providing these services from start-to-finish is an invaluable service to Utah artists.”

Says one local artist, “I believe that these group exhibits have established me in the community as a serious and persistent artist. I owe the program a huge debt of gratitude for helping me to create a market among individual art collectors, as well as, establishing me in other local galleries.”

To submit a proposal for exhibition visit http://visualartsutah.org/ and download guidelines in the Galleries section.