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Utah Arts & Museums Awards Arts Education Grants – 24 April 2014

Utah Arts & Museums has granted $66,729 in Arts Education grants to 18 schools and school districts across the state representing 12 different counties. The purpose of Arts Education grants is to provide funding for a comprehensive arts education project with one or more artists and/or access to the services of an artistic company. Arts education projects may be thematic and focus on a particular core area such as math, science, language arts and social studies through dance, theatre, music, storytelling, film/video, visual arts and creative writing. Applicants may also apply for an artist-in-residence to provide schools with one artist in the discipline of the applicant’s choice for a 40-hour residency. The intent of the residency experience is to nurture creation of artistic work by learners.

Arts Education Teacher-Initiated Project grants accounted for $2,500 of the awards. These grants provide opportunities for teachers or administrators to gain knowledge and skills in an artistic discipline of their choice.

“Arts education is crucial for a thriving community,” said Lynnette Hiskey, Director of Utah Arts & Museums. “We’re pleased to offer this financial assistance to help schools and organizations work with professional artists and acquire innovative tools that can be used to reach learners.”

The next deadline for Arts Education grants will be March 1, 2015.

Arts Education Teacher-Initiated Project Grantees


Teacher and School

Award Amount

Roland Amendola – Vista Heights Middle School


Laura Graf – Snow Canyon Middle School


Megan Nelson – Cedar Middle School


Eileen Quintana – Nebo Title VII Indian Education Center


James Rees – Provo High School




Arts Education Project/Artist-in-Residence Grantees


School or School District

Award Amount

Bluff Elementary School


Cache County School District


Cedar Middle School


Flaming Gorge Elementary School


Garland Elementary School


Hobble Creek Elementary School


Horizonte Instruction & Training Center


Mapleton Elementary School


Midvale Elementary School


Nebo Title VII Indian Education Program


Rees Elementary School


Rose Park Academy


Tooele County School District


Viewmont High School


Whitehorse High School


Total Amount Funded for Projects/Residencies




For more information, please contact Laurie Baefsky, Grants Manager, at or call 801.236.7550.