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Spike 150 Grant Opportunities

On May 10th, 1869, the Transcontinental Railroad was completed at Promontory Point in Northern Utah.  In recognition of the sesquicentennial of the 1869 Transcontinental Railroad’s completion in Utah, funding for railroad-related projects is now available through the Department of Heritage & Arts.

Three categories of grants are available:

  1. Spike 150 Cultural Celebration Grants – Funding for Utah arts, cultural, history, and humanities-based organizations, and local communities, to plan celebratory events, exhibits, festivals, performances, or programs around the sesquicentennial commemorating event.
    Guidelines  |  Online Application
  2. Railroad Depot Upgrade Grants – Funding for Utah historic railroad depots that serve as museums or visitor information centers in order to enhance the historic appearance and functionality of the railroad depot to support the Anniversary. Preference will be given to projects that contribute to the long-term maintenance and preservation of the historic railroad depot.
    Guidelines Online Application
  3. Local History Grants – Funding for Utah communities and organizations to include Transcontinental Railroad or general railroad history in their 2019 programming. These can include public education activities, exhibits, research, events, and presentations related to the topic of railroads in Utah.
    Guidelines  |  Online Application

Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, schools, local historical societies, arts and cultural organizations, museums, libraries, local governments, and others. Topics and subjects related to this event may include, but are not limited to: transportation, travel, industry, technology, infrastructure, innovation, immigrant & labor issues, impact on Indigenous peoples,  environmental issues, globalization, historical figures & stories, related geographic locales,Transcontinental Railroad routes, westward expansion, social & economic impacts, etc.

Grant funding is provided by the State of Utah. Grants are competitive and panel-reviewed. Grant applications are due August 3rd, 2018. Grantees will have between September 1, 2018-December 31, 2019 to complete their project.

For more information, please contact:
Racquel Cornali, 801-236-7541 or
rcornali@utah.gov
Rachel Cook, 801-715-6722 or rcook@utah.gov
Alena Franco, 801-245-7233 or afranco@utah.gov.


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Grantees are required to use both the Spike 150 and Department of Heritage & Arts logo on all publicity for their events.
Spike150 Logo Department of Heritage & Arts Logo

Arts Project A or B

To enable organizations and groups, whose primary mission may or may not be the arts, to develop and provide unique arts-based projects for the general public. Project B activities must occur between Jan 1 – June 30, 2019.  Funding Range: $500 to $2,000

Arts Project B will open August 6, 2018

Deadline: October 5, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. MST

Guidelines   Apply  Budgets 

Folk Arts Funding

Folk Arts Preservation Grant Guidelines
Folk Arts Cultural Preservation Grants assist individual artists, organizations, and cultural communities in the documentation, preservation, and presentation of traditional art forms. Funds up to: $1,500. Deadline for BOTH grants: September 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. MST

Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grant  Guidelines
Folk Arts Apprenticeship scholarships support master folk artists to work with an apprentice. Funds up to $3,000.
Apply Now  Guidelines-Preservation  Guidelines-Apprenticeship

OnStage In Utah

Competitive funding available to presenters to support a public performance as well as a separate community engagement activity.  Funding can be awarded for performances of in-state or out-of-state artists. Funding Range: 50% of artists fees up to $2,000. This application is now closed.

Deadline: Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 5:00 PM MST

 Guidelines       Budget       Closed

Arts Learning Grants

Arts Learning Grants Funding for interactive and comprehensive arts education-based projects where a qualified teaching artist(s) works with a specific community population, organization, or school. Funding range $2,000-$7,000. Deadline:   Closed

Teacher-Initiated-Project (TIP)
Application is now a professional development opportunity and has been moved to the Arts Education Program.

Guidelines    Closed  Budgets

Museum Grants

To improve museum best practices through care for and management of collections, exhibition development, and increased public access.
Museums General Operating Support: General operating support grants for museums open more than 1,000 hours per year, and have 2+ years of non-consecutive funding from UA&M. Deadline: Closed.  Guidelines
Museum Project Tier III: Project grants for museums that are open fewer than 1,000 hours per year or are new to our grant program. Deadline: Closed  Guidelines
Closed   Budgets

Office Partnership Grants

Office Partnership Grants

The mission of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums is to connect people and communities of Utah through arts and museums. By creating strategic partnerships with Utah-based nonprofit organizations that have complementary missions and resources, Utah Arts & Museums can more efficiently and effectively provide services for Utah art and museum organizations. The purpose of Office Partnership Grants is to leverage funding to provide training, networking, centralized marketing, professional development, technical assistance, model programs, or unique educational resources.

Because these are partnership grants, the grant application must be crafted with a Utah Division of Arts & Museums staff member and must contain mutually agreed upon goals and measurements. If you have questions about the Office Partnership Grant, you may contact the Utah Arts & Museums Grants Manager at 801-236-7550. Follow the links, below, to access the guidelines, the budget form, and the online grant application.

Office Partnership Grant Guidelines |  Budget Form  |  Online Application