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Grants for Organizations

Utah Arts & Museums offers several grant opportunities for museums and nonprofit organizations. The chart below provides information on grant offerings:

Arts Education Artist-in-Residence Grants Provide schools and nonprofit organizations
with an artist for a
40-hour residency
Click here $700 to
March 10, 2014 for FY15*
Arts Education Project Grants Provide for a comprehensive arts education project utilizing the services of artists or artistic companies Click here $1,000 to $10,000 March 10, 2014 for FY15*
Arts Project Grants Funding for one-time arts-related projects Click here  $500 to $2,000  May 30, 2014 and October 31, 2014 for FY15*
Capital Facility Projects To prioritize capital requests by organizations and museums to the Utah State Legislature More information Legislative
Line Item Appropriations
June 1, 2014 for the 2015 Legislative Session
Folk Arts Project Grants Designed to assist individual folk artists and cultural communities in developing, perpetuating or presenting their traditional art forms Apply under Arts Project Grant $500 to $2,000  May 30, 2014 and October 31, 2014 for FY15*
Local Arts Agency Grants Annual panel-reviewed competitive operations grants for local arts agencies and municipalities Click here Maximum of $15,000 June 14, 2014 for FY15*
Museum Development Grants Museums that are
open fewer than
1,000 hours per year
Click here Maximum of $1,000 March 28, 2014 for FY15*
Museum Office Grants Nonprofit and university partners with training and field service resources Click here Maximum of $20,000 March 28, 2014 for FY15*
Museum Project Support Grants Available to all museums Click here Maximum of $15,000 March 28, 2014 for FY15*
Nonprofit Arts Organization Capacity-Building Grants Annual panel-reviewed competitive grants for general operating expenses Click here Maximum of $2,500 August 1, 2014 for FY15*
Nonprofit Arts Organization Sustainability Grants For arts organizations with at least one paid staff member who have received 3 consecutive years of general operations funding Click here June 27, 2014 for FY15*

*Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) runs from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Deadlines are subject to change.

Applying for Grants?

Visit to access your online application. Please make sure to view the grant guidelines prior to starting your online application to ensure eligibility.

DUNS Number

We require all applicants 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.

Grant Budget Forms

Please download the appropriate budget form when applying for Utah Arts & Museums grants.

Project Grant Budget Form

Operational Support Budget Form

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, select “update,” and click on the document icon to the far right of the grant name. Please use the online final report form if at all possible, though downloadable forms are available here as a back-up:

FY14 Final Report: Arts Operational Support

FY14 Final Report: Arts Project Support

FY14 Final Report: Museums Project Support

The submitted final report will be considered by the panel as part of your next application.


Contact Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager, at 801.236.7550