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Grants for Educators & Schools

Utah Arts & Museums offers several grant opportunities for educators and schools. The chart below provides information on grant offerings:

Arts Education Artist-in-Residence Grants Provide schools
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 Education Teacher-Initiated Project Grants Provide opportunities for teachers to gain skills and knowledge in an artistic discipline of their choice Arts Ed TIP Grant Guidelines FY16 $500 Reviewed Quarterly
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Please visit the Utah State Office of Education for more information.

*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. 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

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.

Teaching Artist Profiles

The artists on the Teaching Artist Roster represent crafts, creative writing, dance, film/video, folk traditions, mime, music, photography, sculpture, theater, storytelling, and visual arts. All artists on this roster have been officially approved by peer panels, the Arts Education Board Committee and the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors. Click HERE to find out more information about applying for the Teaching Artist Roster.

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AE Grant Budget Forms

Arts Education RESIDENCY Budget

Arts Education PROJECT Budget

AE Community and Involvement Access Form

Click on the link to download the AE Community Involvement Form FY16. This form needs to be completed by schools and school districts applying for Arts Education Artist-in-Residence or Project Grants and then uploaded to the grant application. If you have trouble with the Community Involvement Form, please make certain that you have the latest version of Adobe Reader. Also make certain to download it to your computer’s desktop before entering information.  

AE Reporting and Evaluation Forms

All forms are in Microsoft Word format.


Contact Jean Tokuda Irwin at or 801.236.7557. For technical assistance with the grant application, contact Laurel Cannon Alder at or 801.236.7550 or  or David Wicai at or 801-236-7547