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Grants for Organizations

Utah Arts & Museums distributes over one million dollars in grants each year through targeted grant opportunities.  Please note that the deadlines have changed and are earlier this year.  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
Arts Education FY16 Guidelines $700 to
March 20, 2015 for FY16*
Arts Education Project Grants Provide for a comprehensive arts education project utilizing the services of artists or artistic companies Arts Education FY16 Guidelines $1,000 to $10,000 March 20, 2015 for FY16*
Arts Project Grants Funding for one-time arts-related projects Arts Project A March 30, 2015 orArts Project B Sept. 14, 2015  $500 to $2,000 A: May 29, 2015    or       B:   November 13, 2015
Capital Facility Projects To prioritize capital requests by organizations and museums to the Utah State Legislature Contact 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 Arts Project A March 30, 2015 orArts Project B Sept. 14, 2015 $500 to $2,000 A: May 29, 2015    or       B:   November 13, 2015
Local Arts Agency Grants Annual panel-reviewed competitive operations grants for local arts agencies and municipalities Local Arts Agency Grant Guidelines FY16 Maximum of $15,000 February 27, 2015 for FY16*
Museum Development Grants Museums that are
open fewer than
1,000 hours per year
Museum Development Grant Guidelines FY16 Maximum of $1,000 January 30, 2015 for FY16*
Museum Office Partnership Grants Nonprofit and university partners for training and field service resources TBD Maximum of $20,000 TBD
Museum Project Support Grants Available to all museums Museum Project Grant Guidelines FY16 Maximum of $15,000 January 30, 2015 for FY16*
Nonprofit Arts Organization Capacity-Building Grants Annual panel-reviewed competitive grants for general operating expenses March 16, 2015 Maximum of $2,500 May 15, 2015 FY16*
Nonprofit Arts Organization Sustainability Grants For arts organizations with at least one paid staff member who have received 3 years of general operations funding  Sustainability Grant Guidelines for FY16  See Guidelines February 13, 2015 for FY16*

*Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) runs from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. 

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. We recommend that you begin completing your application at least one week prior to deadline.

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.

Grant Budget Forms

Please download the appropriate budget form when applying for FY16 Utah Arts & Museums grants.

Project Budget Form

General Operating Budget Form

Evaluation Forms

Successful applicants must submit a final report to Utah Arts & Museums no later than August 1. All reports for FY15 will be due 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:

FY15 Final Report: Arts Operational Support

FY15 Final Report: Arts Project Support

FY15 Final Report: Museums Project Support: Phone if you need this.

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


Contact Grants Manager, at or 801.236.7550 or David Wicai at or 801-236-7547.