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These regional and national sources are listed as a service. They are not administered by Utah Arts & Museums; review them carefully before applying. Only museum-specific opportunities are listed here. Visit ArtOps for more funding opportunities.


  • The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board seeks proposals for fundamental archival activities that promote the preservation of and public access to Utah’s historical records and documents.
    Deadline: December 19, 2014


  • The Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public.
    Deadline: December 1, 2014
  • The Institute of Museum and Library Services Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services support Indian tribes and organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians and are intended to provide opportunities to sustain heritage, culture and knowledge through strengthened activities in areas such as exhibitions, educational services and programming, professional development, and collections stewardship.
    Deadline: December 1, 2014
  • The Institute of Museum and Library Services Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums encourage museums to prototype and evaluate specific innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. Project results – be they success, failure, or a combination thereof – should offer valuable information to the museum field and the potential for improvement in the ways museums serve their communities..
    Deadline: December 1, 2014
  • Museums Connect projects strengthen connections between people of the U.S. and people abroad. The central focus is community outreach, including non-traditional activities that may take place outside the museums’ walls. Museums Connect is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State and administered by the American Alliance for Museums.
    Deadline: Ongoing


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