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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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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 Partnerships Guidelines |  Budget Form  |  Online Application

Funding

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 Partnerships Guidelines |  Budget Form  |  Online Application


OnStage in Utah

OnStage in Utah recognizes the important role presenters play in linking performing artists with Utah audiences. Funding is available to Utah Presenters to support a public performance as well as a separate community engagement activity of an in-state or out-of-state performing artist. OnStage in Utah funding is available in the amount of up to $2,000 or 50% of the artistic fees, whichever is less.


Individual Artists

At this time, we do not offer grants for individual artists. Performing Artists can apply for assistance to attend professional conferences. Writers can submit manuscripts to the Original Writing Competition. The Statewide Annual Competition and Visual Arts Fellowship are opportunities for individual artists. Folk Arts grants to individual folk artists will be available in the fall of 2015.


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.

OnStage in Utah – Open – Deadline June 22nd

OnStage in Utah recognizes the important role presenters play in linking performing artists with Utah audiences. Funding is available to Utah Presenters to support a public performance as well as a separate community outreach activity of an in-state or out-of-state performing artist. OnStage in Utah funding covers 50% of artistic fees up to $2,000.

If you have any questions please reach out to Jason Bowcutt at jbowcutt@utah.gov or 801-236-7554.


Guidelines and Budget

All applications are accepted through My A&M. Please Note: My A&M system works best in Firefox and Google Chrome.

OnStage in Utah Training Webinar

Training webinars will take place to answer any questions you may have about OnStage in Utah.

Resources

A list of Utah performing artists that have been booked through OnStage in Utah, or who have received funding to attend regional performing arts booking conferences.


OnStage in Utah 2017 – 2018 Funded Presenters

Date Presenter Performer
July 28, 2017 Midvale Arts Council Jarabe Mexicano
August 19, 2017 Holladay Arts Council Night Star Orchestra
August 19, 2017 Holladay Arts Council Fly Me to the Moon
September 6-7, 2017  Dance Theatre Coalition EyeKnee Coordination
September 8-9, 2017  Friends of Territorial Statehouse State Park & Museum Bella Musica Mexicana and Yunuen Carrillo
September 16, 2017 Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts The W Duo & The Grimshaws
October 7, 2017 NEXT Ensemble Rahim AlHaj
October 20, 2017 Utah Philharmonic Orchestra Jenny Oaks Baker
October 27-28, 2017 Wasatch Western Heritage Molly in the Mineshaft
November 3, 2017 Casino Star Theatre Foundation TAIKO BOOM
November 4, 2017 NEXT Ensemble Rob Landes
November 5, 2017 Friends of the Moab Folk Festival Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards
December 16, 2017 Cottonwood Heights Arts Council Joshua Creek
 January 22, 2018 Blue Mountain Entertainment Riders in the Sky
January 27, 2018 Basin Arts Council Repertory Dance Theatre
February 1, 2018 NOVA Chamber Music Series Ah Young Hong
February 2, 2018 Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music The Hillbenders
 February 8, 2018 Kayenta Arts Foundation  Robert Earl Longley
February 10, 2018 Zion Canyon Arts & Humanities Council Robert Earl Longley
February 23, 2018 Mundi Project Antonio Andrade Duo
 March 9,2018 Orem Arts Council Lucien Barbarin
March 16, 2018 Eastern Arts Qais Essar Ensemble
March 22, 2018 Chamber Music Society of Logan Spektral Quartet
March 23, 2018 Zion Canyon Arts & Humanities Council Jason Bonham & Voltaire Verzosa
March 24, 2018 Kayenta Arts Foundation Jason Bonham & Voltaire Verzosa
March 24, 2018  Friends of Territorial Statehouse State Park & Museum Ken Verdoia
May 23, 2018 Utah Storytelling Guild Denise Valentine
June 16, 2018 Entrada Institute Violamore and Friends

Capital Grant Requests to Utah Legislature

Utah Capitol BuildingArts organizations and museums now have a formal process to request state financial assistance for capital facilities projects. You should apply for prioritization of your capital facilities project funding through Utah Arts & Museums. Applications of your request will be forward to the appropriate board, either the Office of Museum Services Advisory Board or the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors. Each board will then provide the Governor’s Office and State Legislature a list of prioritized capital facilities projects for consideration when constructing state budgets.

Capital project funding requests are separate from grants reviewed/approved by the Office of Museum Services Advisory Board or the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors and administered by Utah Arts & Museums. The deadline for these requests is June 1 for the upcoming Utah Legislative Session (i.e., June 1, 2015 for the 2016 Legislative Session).

House Bill 236 Information

In 2009, the state legislature enacted H.B. 236 which changed the statutory duties of the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors and the Office of Museum Services Advisory Board. These statutory changes provides a mechanism for communities and community-based cultural organizations to request state financial assistance for capital projects. These boards will review applications for capital project funding requests and rank them based on the goals of the applicant, public benefit of the proposed project, and the strategic value of the project’s partnerships.

Prioritization of an application is not a guarantee of funding. That decision is ultimately up to the legislature. It does, however, provide the Governor’s Office and legislative fiscal analysts another level of review by subject-matter experts and allows applicants to secure validation of their efforts.

Application Process

You will enter capital facilities project request for prioritization through Utah Arts & Museums’ online grant system. If you have previously applied for any funding with us, use your existing username/password and select “Grant Opportunities” on the right side of the Grant Applications bar. First-time users follow the steps listed below. If you have questions or need assistance with the online grants process, please contact Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager, at lalder@utah.gov or 801.236.7550.

  • Click HERE for instructions to request capital facilities funding from the State of Utah.
  • To apply for a Utah Arts & Museums grant, select “uamgrants.org,” which will bring up the log-in page. Bookmark this page so you can easily find it again.
  • If you have applied for a Utah Arts & Museums grant before, enter your username and password here. If you have not click on “new user” to request portal access.
  • You should receive an email confirming your registration.
  • After logging in, click on “Apply.”
  • Click on the grant opportunity titled “FY16 Capital Facilities Funding Opportunity.” Click “apply” to start an application, and follow the instructions.
  • You can save your application in progress by clicking “save draft” on any page and once saved, you can exit and return to the application as many times as you like before the deadline. After the deadline, you will no longer be able to work on the application. Some find it easiest to edit their questions in a word processor, and then cut and paste their answers into the application.
  • Once you press the SUBMIT button, the application is locked and you will no longer be able to view or edit your application. To unlock the application, please contact the grants administrator, Laurel Cannon Alder, at lalder@utah.gov or 801.236.7550.

Budget Form

Please click HERE to download the budget form to use when applying for capital facilities funding.