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Utah Arts & Humanities Month

Utah Humanities and Utah Division of Arts and Museums Join Forces to Celebrate 50 Years of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.

In 2014, President Obama declared October National Arts & Humanities month and said, “America has flourished because of the creative spirit and vision of our people. Our Nation is built on the freedom of expression, and we rely on the arts and humanities to broaden our views and remind us of the truths that connect us. By capturing our greatest hopes and deepest fears, the arts and humanities play an important role in telling our country’s story and broadening our understanding of the world.”

In 2015, in celebration of the 50th anniversaries of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts, Utah joins many states in recognizing the value both the humanities and the arts bring to our communities. As we acknowledge the impact they have on the lives we enjoy, we invite you to join us in showing your love for arts and humanities. Whether attending an event such as this, starting a discussion group, or writing your own piece of music or poetry, remember to stop and ponder the things that make life worth living.


Utah Humanities Quick Grant Opportunity

If you or your organization has an event scheduled during the month of October that incorporates both the arts and humanities, there is a unique opportunity to apply for a $500 Quick Grant to help cover the cost of the event. Please visit the Utah Humanities website for guidelines and instructions on how to apply.

Applications must be received on or before August 14, 2015.

For additional information, contact Jodi Graham at graham@utahhumanities.org or 801.359.9670 x105.

Utah Arts & Museums Grants

Utah Arts & Museums awards over $1 Million dollars in grants every year to support and assist arts organizations, cultural organizations, and museums across the state of Utah. Grant opportunities are available for schools and educators, nonprofit organizations, local arts agencies/municipalities, and artists. Grant funding is provided by the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts. Grants are competitive and panel-reviewed. Bring us your great ideas!

Grant opportunities are available for schools and educators, nonprofit organizations, local arts agencies/municipalities and artists. All grant applications must be submitted online. Registration is required to access grant applications and can be completed online at any time.

New to our online grants system? Call or email to request a new user profile, Laurel at (801)236-7550 or lalder@utah.gov or David at (801)236-7547 or dwicai@utah.gov


Final Reports are due August 1st.

To fill out your final report, please return to the website where you applied for the grant, uamgrants.utah.gov.  Your username is your email address and if you have forgotten your password, you can have a temporary password sent to you from the site. Once on the site, select UPDATE and follow the instructions.

 


Opportunities

For additional information and guidelines, please click on the links below.

Artists

Communities

Educators & Schools

Organizations

Funding History

Office of Museum Services and Utah Arts Council Board-Approved Grants – FY14

Office of Museum Services and Utah Arts Council Board-Approved Grants – FY15

Applying for Grants?

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

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 Utah Arts & Museums grants.

General Operating Grant Budget Form

Project Grant Budget Form

For the Arts Education Artist-in-Residence and Arts Education Project budget forms, click HERE.

Utah Museums State Performance Goals

The museum performance goals program encourages museums to reach new standards of excellence through a self-study that covers eight vital museum programs: purpose and structure, staff, finance, facilities, collections and conservation, exhibitions, education and public relations. If you have trouble opening the worksheet, please make certain that you have the latest version of Adobe Reader

State Performance Goals

State Performance Goals Worksheet

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 uamgrants.org, select “update,” and click on the document icon to the far right of the grant name.

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

For the Arts Education FY15 grant report forms, click HERE.

Fiscal Sponsorship

A fiscal sponsor can make it possible for an organization to apply for grants without having its own 501(c)(3) designation. Fiscal Sponsor Rules.

Questions?

Contact Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager, at lalder@utah.gov or 801.236.7550  or David Wicai, Support Services, at dwicai@utah.gov or 801-236-7547

Alice Gallery

The Alice Gallery is located at the historic Glendinning Mansion in Salt Lake City, which also houses the main offices of Utah Arts & Museums. The gallery is named after Alice Merrill Horne, a legislator who supported the arts and founded the Utah Arts Council in 1899.

This gallery hosts exhibitions by Utah artists and works from the State Fine Art Collection and was established as a service to Utah artists, providing a free venue for emerging as well as established artists to collaborate on exhibits and engage the community through art-making and dialogue.

“Flora + Fauna”

July 17 – Sept. 11, 2015

“Flora+Fauna” includes works from the State of Utah Fine Art Collection dating from the early 1900s to the present. The artworks include paintings, prints, sculptures, photography, mixed media, as well as works from the State of Utah’s Folk Art Collection. The exhibition also features several recent acquisitions that have never been on exhibition before.

While many of the works depict Utah landscapes, others explore collaged landscapes or unidentifiable places, some on the verge of abstraction. Fauna depicted in the exhibition takes on a variety of subjects, from Mormon crickets and brine flies at the Great Salt Lake to wild, domesticated, and agricultural species throughout varying regions. People are present in many of the images, indicating various human intersections within the environment, land and animals within a region – often telling a richer story about a particular locale or culture.

Artists include Donald Beauregard, Catherine Kuzminski, John Telford, Josh Winegar, Rose Howard Salisbury, Sam Wilson, V Douglas Snow, Tom Till, Patricia Kimball, and Henry Rasmusen, among others.

Location & Hours

Glendinning Home, 617 East South Temple, Salt Lake City
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday; Closed Saturday – Sunday

Proposals for Exhibitions

Proposals for exhibitions in January-July of 2016 will be accepted August 1-September 1, 2015. Be sure to download the GUIDELINES prior to submitting your proposal online. Incomplete entries will not be accepted.

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Download Alice Gallery floorplans.

Questions?

Contact the Gallery Manager
Felicia Baca at 801.245.7272

The Alice Gallery is a member of the

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Mondays in the Park

am_events_mip_balletfolkorico_11Free concerts of folk and ethnic music and dance are presented selected Monday evenings in July and August. Performances are held starting at 6:45 p.m. in front of the Chase Home Museum in the middle of Liberty Park (enter from 900 South or 1300 South at about 600 East in Salt Lake City). Beginning in 1987, Mondays in the Park has featured performances from various cultural communities in Utah.

Local traditional craft artists also participate and display their work for audience enjoyment and to enrich the performances. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, family and friends of all ages for these fun, free outdoor concerts.

Mondays in the Park is presented in partnership with Excellence in the Community.

2015 Concert Series Performers

July 6
Nino Reyos and Two Shields Dance Troupe
Native American Pow Wow Music and Dance

July 13
Ayllupura
South American Andean Folk Music

July 20
Divya School of Dance & Desibels
Indian Classical Dance & Desi Music

July 27
Island Time II
Polynesian Music and Dance

August 3
Blue Sage Band
Old Time Banjo and Bluegrass Music

August 10
Best of Africa & Jambo Africa Drummers
Rwandan, Burundian, and Congolese Music and Dance

August 17
Ballet Folklorico de las Americas & Mariachi Sol de Jalisco
Latino Traditional Dance & Mariachi Music

**ALL ARTISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

Directions and Parking

Mondays in the Park is presented on the front porch of the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts, located in the middle of Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park. Gated entrances to the park are located at 600 East on 900 South and 1300 South.

Chase Home Museums of Utah Folk Art map

Directions

Parking Options

Free parking is available inside the gates along the perimeter of the park, as well as on the side streets surrounding the park grounds.

Public Transportation Options

Use the UTA’s Trip Planner to get to Mondays in the Park. UTA bus routes 9, 205, 307, and 320 all pass within one or two blocks of Liberty Park. Click here to view UTA’s system map.

Information

For more information on the Mondays in the Park Concert Series, contact Adrienne Decker via email or at 801.245.7286.

Literary Arts

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums has been supporting Utah’s literary community for more than 50 years. The Utah Original Writing Competition began in 1958 and has since expanded to other offerings. Through readings, conferences and workshops offered throughout Utah, as well as support for professional development for writers, the Literary Arts program has been able to reinforce growth and interest across all literary genres.

Bite-Size Poetry

We’ve invited notable Utah poets to recite short poems they’ve written. Our friends at TWIG Media Lab have created videos of the readings. We’re releasing one a month throughout 2015. Enjoy!

Bite-Size Poetry for July 2015: Janine Joseph

To see more videos of past Bite-Size Poets, please visit our YouTube channel.

Poet Laureate

Utah initiated its Poet Laureate program in 1997. The Poet Laureate is a Governor-appointed advocate for literature and the arts throughout the state. The Poet Laureate is available for readings at public events and in venues including libraries, universities and schools. To have the Poet Laureate visit you, please fill out the Poet Laureate appearance request form.

Literary Resources

Utah is home to a rich and diverse writing community. Throughout the state, there are several literary journals and magazines (both print and electronic), conferences, competitions, awards, festivals and presses. These range from independent to university- and college-sponsored periodicals, events and workshops, and include content in all literary genres, often paired with visual arts. Additionally, audiences for each range from local to national and from secular to religious, and are inclusive of experienced and emerging writers alike. For a list of resources, click HERE.

You may also sign up for our monthly LitOps e-newsletter by contacting Alyssa Hickman Grove at agrove@utah.gov .

Competitions

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Poetry Out Loud
The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with Utah Arts & Museums’ Literature Program to support Poetry Out Loud, which encourages Utah’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. State arts agencies receiving arts education funding from NEA are required to participate.

Original Writing Competition
The annual Original Writing Competition has won national respect because of the reputation of its judges and the honors received by its winners. For more than 50 years, this competition has honored some of Utah’s finest writers with public recognition, career assistance and cash prizes.

Download an information sheet on the Literary Arts program.

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