We provide funding to artists, nonprofit organizations, museums and schools through grants and competitions.
Nonprofit Arts Organization Grants
These grant are to assist any incorporated nonprofit organization with a primary arts mission for general operations, arts projects or technical assistance.
Art Project Grants
Museum grants help promote Utah museums and the essential role they play in our state as sources of community pride, centers of public education, and institutions which encourage economic development and tourism.
Arts Education & Learning Grants
Public, private, parochial and charter schools are eligible for Artist-in-Residence Grants, Arts Education Project Grants, and Teacher Initiated Project (TIP) grants. Organizations who wish to apply for funding for education-related projects and artist residencies may apply for these arts education grants.
Poetry Out Loud Competition
Recitation and performance are major new trends in poetry. The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with our Literature Program to support the expansion of Poetry Out Loud, which encourages the Utah’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance.
Statewide Annual Competition
Visual arts competitions and exhibitions have been a project of the state since 1899, providing juried exhibitions open to all Utah artists and a forum from which the Permanent Collection Committee can make acquisition recommendations.
Original Writing Competition
This annual competition has won national respect because of the reputation of its judges and the honors received by its winners. For more than fifty years, this competition has honored some of Utah’s finest writers, with public recognition, career assistance, and cash.
Visual Arts Fellowships
Fellowships are available for individual artists practicing crafts, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, artist’s bookmaking, and working in new genres, conceptual arts and video. Fellowship grants do not require matching funds.
DesignArts Competition & Exhibition
Through the DesignArts Competition, we proudly continue the annual salute and celebration of Utah’s designers with the annual exhibition DesignArts Utah.
Capital Facilities Requests to Utah State Legislature
Arts organizations and museums now have a formal process to request state financial assistance for capital facilities projects. You should apply for prioritization of your capital facilities project funding through Utah Arts & Museums. Our advisory boards will then provide the Governor’s Office and Utah State Legislature a list of prioritized capital facilities projects for consideration when constructing state budgets. Visit HERE for more information.
OnStage in Utah
We recognize the important role of presenters in linking performing artists with Utah audiences. The OnStage in Utah competitive funding is available to Utah presenters to support public performances and outreach of in-state or out-of-state performing artists.
ArtOps is dedicated to bringing art opportunities to Utah artists. Opportunities are from local, national and international sources, and include various funding sources, exhibitions, and residencies & professional development. Click on the menu items above for your interest area.
MuseOps are regional and national sources of potential funding and are listed only as a service. They are not administered by Utah Arts & Museums; review them carefully before applying. Only museum-specific opportunities are listed here.
Public Art Commissions
Public art helps bring the arts to all of the citizens of the state through the commission and installation of site-specific art for State public buildings. Find out more about current and upcoming calls for qualifications.