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Grants for Communities

Utah Arts & Museums offers several grant opportunities for communities, local arts agencies and municipalities. 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 FY16 Arts Project A&B Guidelines  $500 to $2,000 A: May 29, 2015 orB: November 13, 2015 for FY16*
Folk Arts Project Grants Designed to assist individual artists and cultural communities in developing, perpetuating or presenting their traditional art forms FY16 Arts Project A&B Guidelines $500 to $2,000 A: May 29, 2015 orB: November 13, 2015 for FY16*
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*

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

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.

General Operating Budget Form FY16

Project Budget Form FY16

Evaluation Forms/Final Report

All grant recipients 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 follow the instructions from there. If you have trouble accessing your application, you may contact Laurel Cannon Alder or David Wicai, contact information below.

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

Other Funding Opportunities

National Endowment for the Arts

To research opportunities available from the NEA, please click HERE.

National Parks Service

To research opportunities available from the Parks Service, please click HERE.

Institute of Museum and Library Services

To research opportunities available from IMLS, please click HERE.

National Endowment for the Humanities

To research opportunities available from NEH, please click HERE.

Creative Communities Initiative

Creative Communities is not currently funded by the Utah Legislature.

Creative Communities Project

The Creative Communities Initiative supports innovative connections between culture, art, community building, civic engagement, community planning and use of public space for enhancement of economic opportunities and quality of life in Utah’s communities.

These grants serve as catalysts for innovative community partnerships and civic dialogue on creative economic development and provide matching funds to implement projects to that end. A unique aspect of the program is the leadership-driven component. Project leaders are trained with facilitation skills to create civic dialogue and leverage critical support from the community. After the project is completed, these leaders continue to be a valuable professional resource for the community. Contact Jason Bowcutt at for more information about the Creative Communities Initiative.


Contact Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager, at or 801.236.7550 or David Wicai at or 801-236-7547