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Arts and Museums Arts Education Grants Available for Schools and School Districts – 10 Feb 2016

SALT LAKE CITY—Utah Arts & Museums is pleased to announce that two Arts Education grants are available for eligible schools and school districts across the state: Artist-in-Residence and Arts Education Project Grants. Last year, UA&M granted over $65,000 in Arts Education grants. The application deadline is Mar. 18, 2016.

Arts Education grants provide funding for a school or school district to implement arts education initiatives. The grant provides funding for an in-depth, fine arts standards-based experience that engages students and classroom teacher(s) in quality arts instruction.

Teacher Initiated Project (TIP) grants are also available for individual teachers. TIP grants of $500 provide opportunities for teachers or administrators to gain knowledge and skills in an artistic discipline of their choice. There is a rolling deadline for this opportunity.

“Arts learning supports all the qualities that the workforce seeks – creativity, innovation, empathy, collaboration – and the capacity to communicate meaning in a variety of ways,” said Utah Arts & Museums Director Gay Cookson, “In 2015 arts education grants reached across the state to students and families from Dutch John to Montezuma Creek, and Midvale to Spanish Fork and Cedar City. We look forward to seeing what these communities will achieve with these grant funds.”

Grants are competitive and reviewed by a peer community panel. For questions or assistance with the application process, please contact our office at 801.236. 7547. Application and guidelines are online and may be accessed through uamgrants.utah.gov.